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Entering LPR Info

This section describes the items of the Line Printer Requester window you can use to prepare for printing your files on remote printers. The following items are available:

Printer

This field is used to specify a remote printer. A remote printer is identified by a server/printer combination. LPR stores all server/printer combinations you define in the Network printer list. (See section Configuring a Network Printer below on how to manage the Network printer list.)

When you click on the scroll arrow beside the list box, a drop-down box displays the Network printer list. To select a printer, click on an appropriate printer definition.

Person

This field is used to specify an owner of your print jobs. When your output is sent to the printer, the contents of the Person field identifies your print jobs in the Current Queue Information box. The person name must not contain any spaces. It defaults to your machine name unless set in the Person field.

Number of copies

This field is used to specify a number of copies you want to produce. The default number of copies is 1. Note that the remote computer you are sending your print files to may impose limits on how many copies you can produce.

Page width

This field is used to specify the page width. The default is 132 characters. The Page width setting must correspond to the remote printer.

Current Queue Information

Since several people may want to use the same printer at the same time, and each job may take a long time to print, a job that you send may not be printed immediately. Instead, it may have to wait in a queue until the printer is available. The Current Queue Information box lets you find out if your output has been printed. The remote computer will be queried every few seconds and the status of the jobs it is processing will be displayed in the box. The queue information includes your jobs as well as other people's jobs.

The Current Queue Information box is also used for selecting the print job you want to cancel (see section Canceling Output below).

Status

This box displays the current program status.


Options

The items of this box allow you to specify options for your print job.

Burst page

Print jobs are normally separated by a 'burst page' to identify the owner of the output. Printed on the burst page are the job classification and the job name. The Burst page check box is used to toggle the burst page. If you prevent the burst page from being printed, the Class name and Job name fields will become unavailable.

Class name

This field is used to specify the job classification printed on the burst page. The class name must not contain any spaces. It defaults to your machine name unless set in this field.

Job name

This field is used to specify the job name printed on the burst page. The job name must not contain any spaces. It defaults to the name of the file being printed unless set in the field.

File Type

This list box lets you choose the mode of file printing. The syntax of the text commands corresponding to these modes is described in the lpr.inf file (see section The lpr.inf File below). You can add, delete, or edit (legal) command lines in this file as you wish.

When you click on the scroll arrow beside the list box, a drop-down box displays the list of possible modes. To select a mode, click on an appropriate command line.






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