LDV PCL Viewer FAQs
Q: Does LincJet support HP-GL/2?
A: Yes, it supports HP-GL/2 as it is supported by the Hewlett Packard LaserJet 4 printer. HP-GL/2 consists of the HP-GL/2 kernel (core instructions for ALL HP peripherals) and various HP-GL/2 extensions (printer-specific instructions).
Q: Why is my output incorrect?
A: If the converted or viewed output does not look correct to you, first compare it to printer output. Check PostScript files on a PostScript printer, and PCL5e on a HP LaserJet printer. (LincJet emulates the LJ4.) If the converter or viewer output is different from the printed output, please e-mail us a copy of the source file and the bad output file. If possible, please fax the desired output to us as well.
Q: How can I extract text using the LDV PCL Viewer?
A: Use the SPECIAL3 function. It has the following restrictions:
- The text to be searched for must contain only printable characters, or the control codes CR, LF, FF.
- The text to be extracted must be within 1 page, i.e. a new page will force the search to start all over.
- The text to be extracted must be less than 300 characters long.
Q: Why is the printed output from LDV offset on the page? A: The offset in the printed output is the result of 2 printer offsets.
- The original PCL file includes an offset, manifest in the screen image, which places the image on the page according to the source printer's printable area.
- When you print the screen image to your local printer, that printer driver creates a printer file which includes the offset for its printable area. This offset is manifest on the printed output.
First determine the offset by trial and measurement. Then enter the offsets in the viewer's printing configuration (File, Configure LDV, Printed Page Offset).
Q: What is the default page size?
A: The default page size is only used when pagesize is not specified in input file or when an unsupported pagesize is specified in input file. Fixed bitmap dimensions may be imposed on an output file, and override input file pagesize. Input file pagesize overrides default pagesize.