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What are the print modes available in the sap scripts?

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    May 04, 2007 at 05:53 AM

    Hi Pentyala,

    Print mode

    With Print mode, you can specify single- or double-sided printing for a page. You can choose from the following values:

    ' ' Currently active printing mode continues unchanged.

    S The page is printed in simplex mode. That is, the printer should print on only one side of the paper. If another mode was previously active, then the printer is switched to simplex mode with the start of the page.

    D The page is printed on the first side of a sheet in duplex mode. If another mode was previously active, then the printer is switched to duplex mode with the start of the pageand continues in this mode.

    T The page is printed on the first side of a sheet in tumble duplex mode. That is, the printer prints on both sides. The page on the second side is always inverted, so that the footer of the second page is printed opposite the header of the first page.

    If another mode was previously active, then the printer is switched to tumble duplex mode with the start of the page and continues printing in this mode.

    Print modes are currently supported for printers that use the PCL-5 language. These are printers that are defined with the following SAP device types: HPLJ_II, HPLJIIID, HPLJ4, LX4039, SNI20XX8.

    See the spool system (transaction SPAD) to check on how your printers are defined.

    The print controls for these functions are SPMSI (begin simplex printing); SPMDU (begin duplex printing); SPMTU (begin tumble duplex printing); SPMFS (print on first side of sheet in duplex or tumble duplex mode); and SPMBS (print on second side of sheet in duplex or tumble duplex mode).

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    May 04, 2007 at 05:54 AM

    Hi Satyanarayanrao,

    Check this info.

    <b>Print modes</b>

    With Print mode, you can specify single- or double-sided printing for a page. You can choose from the following values:

    ' ' Currently active printing mode continues unchanged.

    S The page is printed in simplex mode. That is, the printer should print on only one side of the paper. If another mode was previously active, then the printer is switched to simplex mode with the start of the page.

    D The page is printed on the first side of a sheet in duplex mode. If another mode was previously active, then the printer is switched to duplex mode with the start of the pageand continues in this mode.

    T The page is printed on the first side of a sheet in tumble duplex mode. That is, the printer prints on both sides. The page on the second side is always inverted, so that the footer of the second page is printed opposite the header of the first page.

    If another mode was previously active, then the printer is switched to tumble duplex mode with the start of the page and continues printing in this mode.

    Print modes are currently supported for printers that use the PCL-5 language. These are printers that are defined with the following SAP device types: HPLJ_II, HPLJIIID, HPLJ4, LX4039, SNI20XX8.

    See the spool system (transaction SPAD) to check on how your printers are defined.

    The print controls for these functions are SPMSI (begin simplex printing); SPMDU (begin duplex printing); SPMTU (begin tumble duplex printing); SPMFS (print on first side of sheet in duplex or tumble duplex mode); and SPMBS (print on second side of sheet in duplex or tumble duplex mode).

    Also check this link.

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_40b/helpdata/es/d9/4a95f051ea11d189570000e829fbbd/content.htm

    Later do this,

    Config. your Printer

    Go to SPAD ,

    take output devices .

    Choose your output device ,

    double click

    take the output attributes.

    Give the print mode as Duplex.

    Your printer also should be set for the duplex mode

    Hope this resolves your query.

    <b>Reward all the helpful answers.</b>

    Regards

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    May 04, 2007 at 07:08 AM

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    Table of contents Show TOCHide TOC

    1. 1 Concepts

    1.1. 1.1 Modifying SAP Forms

    1.2. 1.2 Forms: Concepts

    1.3. 1.3 Client and Language Versioning: Concepts

    2. 2 Componentes

    2.1. 2.1 Header Data

    2.2. 2.2 Paragraph Formats and Attributes

    2.2.1. 2.2.1 Standard Paragraph Attributes

    2.2.2. 2.2.2 Font Attributes for Paragraphs

    2.2.3. 2.2.3 Tabs in Paragraph Formats

    2.2.4. 2.2.4 Paragraph and Heading Numbering

    2.3. 2.3 Character Formats and Attributes

    2.3.1. 2.3.1 Standard Attributes for Character Formats

    2.3.2. 2.3.2 Font Attributes for Character Formats

    2.4. 2.4 Windows

    2.4.1. 2.4.1 Default Paragraph

    2.5. 2.5 Pages

    2.5.1. 2.5.1 Defining Follow-On Pages in Duplex Print Modes

    2.5.2. 2.5.2 Testing Tray Selection and Print Mode Selection

    2.6. 2.6 Page Windows

    2.7. 2.7 Text Elements

    2.7.1. 2.7.1 Default Text Element

    2.8. 2.8 Main Window

    3. 3 T├ęcnicas

    3.1. 3.1 Displaying Versions of Forms

    3.2. 3.2 Including Graphics

    3.2.1. 3.2.1 Using Boxes, Lines, and Shading

    3.2.2. 3.2.2 Supported Printers

    3.2.3. 3.2.3 Boxes, Lines, Shading: BOX, POSITION, SIZE

    3.2.3.1. 3.2.3.1 BOX Command

    3.2.3.2. 3.2.3.2 POSITION Command

    3.2.3.3. 3.2.3.3 SIZE Command

    3.2.4. 3.2.4 Pre-Setting BOX Position Arguments

    3.2.5. 3.2.5 Using the Commands in Texts and Forms

    3.2.6. 3.2.6 Tips and Guidelines

    4. 4 Design Tools

    4.1. 4.1 Form Components

    4.2. 4.2 Processing in Overview

    4.2.1. 4.2.1 Defining Header Data

    4.2.1.1. 4.2.1.1 Completing the Header Data After Defining the Attributes

    4.2.1.2. 4.2.1.2 Passing Data to an External Program

    4.2.2. 4.2.2 Defining Paragraph Formats

    4.2.3. 4.2.3 Defining Character Formats

    4.2.4. 4.2.4 Defining Pages

    4.2.5. 4.2.5 Defining Windows

    4.2.6. 4.2.6 Using Text Elements in Page Windows

    4.2.7. 4.2.7 Defining Page Windows

    4.2.7.1. 4.2.7.1 Filling Page Windows with Text

    4.2.8. 4.2.8 Using Text Elements in Page Windows

    4.2.9. 4.2.9 Defining Main Windows in Page Windows

    4.3. 4.3 Test-Printing a Form

    5. 5 Releasing Forms

    6. 6 SAPscript Control Commands

    6.1. 6.1 Syntax of Control Commands

    6.2. 6.2 Explicit Page Break: NEW-PAGE

    6.3. 6.3 Preventing Page Breaks: PROTECT

    6.4. 6.4 Next Main Window: NEW-WINDOW

    6.5. 6.5 Assigning a Value to a Text Symbol: DEFINE

    6.6. 6.6 Formatting Date Fields: SET DATE MASK

    6.7. 6.7 Formatting Time Fields: SET TIME MASK

    6.8. 6.8 Country-Dependent Formatting: SET COUNTRY

    6.9. 6.9 Position of the Leading Sign: SET SIGN

    6.10. 6.10 Initializing Numbered Paragraphs: RESET

    6.11. 6.11 Including Other Texts: INCLUDE

    6.12. 6.12 Changing the Style: STYLE

    6.13. 6.13 Formatting Addresses: ADDRESS

    6.13.1. 6.13.1 Parameters

    6.14. 6.14 Setting a Footer Text in the Main Window: BOTTOM

    6.15. 6.15 Conditional Text: IF

    6.16. 6.16 Finding a Match: CASE

    6.17. 6.17 Calling ABAP Subroutines: PERFORM

    6.18. 6.18 Inserting Print Controls: PRINT-CONTROL

    6.19. 6.19 Boxes, Lines, Shading: BOX, POSITION, SIZE

    6.20. 6.20 Hexadecimal Data: HEX, ENDHEX

    6.21. 6.21 Summing a Program Symbol: SUMMING

    6.21.1. 6.21.1 Summing and Carrying Forward is Incorrect

    7. 7 SAPscript Symbols

    7.1. 7.1 Syntax of Symbols

    7.2. 7.2 System Symbols

    7.2.1. 7.2.1 Current Date

    7.2.2. 7.2.2 Current Day Number

    7.2.3. 7.2.3 Current Month Number

    7.2.4. 7.2.4 Current Year Number

    7.2.5. 7.2.5 Current Day Name (Long Form)

    7.2.6. 7.2.6 Current Month Name (Long Form)

    7.2.7. 7.2.7 Current Time

    7.2.8. 7.2.8 Hours Component of Current Time

    7.2.9. 7.2.9 Minutes Component of Current Time

    7.2.10. 7.2.10 Seconds Component of Current Time

    7.2.11. 7.2.11 Current Page Number

    7.2.12. 7.2.12 Page Number of the Next Page

    7.2.13. 7.2.13 Selected Device Type

    7.2.14. 7.2.14 Spaces

    7.2.15. 7.2.15 Underline

    7.2.16. 7.2.16 Vertical Line

    7.3. 7.3 Program Symbols

    7.3.1. 7.3.1 SYST: System Fields in the ABAP Programming Environment

    7.3.2. 7.3.2 USR03: User Address Data

    7.3.3. 7.3.3 SAPSCRIPT: General SAPscript Fields

    7.4. 7.4 Standard Symbols

    7.5. 7.5 Text Symbols

    7.6. 7.6 Formatting Options

    7.6.1. 7.6.1 Offset

    7.6.2. 7.6.2 Output Length

    7.6.3. 7.6.3 Omitting the Leading Sign

    7.6.4. 7.6.4 Leading Sign to the Left

    7.6.5. 7.6.5 Leading Sign to the Right

    7.6.6. 7.6.6 Omitting Leading Zeros

    7.6.7. 7.6.7 Space Compression

    7.6.8. 7.6.8 Number of Decimal Places

    7.6.9. 7.6.9 Omitting the Separator for ‘Thousands’

    7.6.10. 7.6.10 Specifying an Exponent for Floating Point Numbers

    7.6.11. 7.6.11 Right-Justified Output

    7.6.12. 7.6.12 Fill Characters

    7.6.13. 7.6.13 Suppressing Output of Initial Values

    7.6.14. 7.6.14 Ignoring Conversion Routines

    7.6.15. 7.6.15 Changing the Value of a Counter

    7.6.16. 7.6.16 Preceding and Subsequent Texts (Pre-Text / Post-Text)

    7.7. 7.7 Country-Dependent Formatting

    7.7.1. 7.7.1 Date Mask

    7.7.2. 7.7.2 Time Mask

    7.8. 7.8 Formatting Conventions

    7.8.1. 7.8.1 Primary Formatting of System Symbols

    7.8.2. 7.8.2 Primary Formatting of Standard Symbols

    7.8.3. 7.8.3 Primary Formatting of Program Symbols

    7.8.4. 7.8.4 Primary Formatting of Text Symbols

    7.8.5. 7.8.5 End Formatting

    1 Concepts Edit section

    1.1 Modifying SAP Forms Edit section

    If you want to modify SAP forms, set up your development environment as follows:

    1. Make sure that no SAP-standard forms are stored as client-specific copies in your development client. Such forms should be held only in client 000, the SAP development and installation client. If you access an SAP-standard form from another client, then the central copy in client 000 is used.

    If you need to remove SAP-standard objects from your development client, see Notes 10388 and 3355 in the SAP Online Service System (OSS). These notes explain the procedure for saving modified forms and then deleting all forms.

    2. To modify SAP standard forms,

    Copy the forms you need from client 000 to your development client.

    Rename the forms using a name from the customer name reserve (names starting with Y or Z).

    Copy the forms to one of your own Y or Z development classes.

    Renaming the SAP standard object makes it possible to manage and transport your changes with the SAP workbench organizer. The organizer is not activated for SAP-standard objects that are modified in clients other than 000.

    3. To put your modifications into effect, you must also modify the ABAP print program used to print documents that use this form. You should rename such print programs and store them in your own Y or Z development classes.

    You can use the SAP Customizing System to replace the SAP print program with your modified print program in the affected applications

    1.2 Forms: Concepts Edit section

    Forms are used to control the page layout and also the text formatting in your documents. Before formatting a document for output to the screen or to a printer, you must assign a form to it. If you do not specify a form for a document, then the SYSTEM form is assigned to the document by default.

    Application-specific forms are used in SAP applications to specify the page layout for such special documents as invoice or checks. These forms specify the structure of the information on the page(s) of such a document. They define, for example, the address header, item lines, the footer, and so on. There are two ways to format texts with forms:

    In the standard SAPscript text processing (Tools &#61614; Word processing &#61614; Standard text), you can select a form for a document. You can then type text into the main window of the form and output the document in the format defined in the form.

    For example, you can select a form for a letter. You can then type the body text of the letter in the main window. When you print the letter, the default text elements in the other windows of the form (heading, footer, and so on) are printed with the body text.

    A document can be generated by a print program in one of the SAP applications. The print program uses a form to generate the document. Most correspondence and document generation in the SAP System are handled by way of print programs.

    A print program selects the text elements that are to be printed in the windows of a form. It may also collect information from the user or ask the user to input text directly, as in some correspondence functions. The print program may also provide data for variables defined in the form.

    Finally, the print program uses the form to format the document for display or printing.

    1.3 Client and Language Versioning: Concepts Edit section

    Forms and styles are client-specific. That is, a form or style other than the SAP standard in client 000 is available only in the client in which it was created.

    Forms and styles are also language-specific. That is, the definitions and texts in a form or style are defined for a particular language. Forms and styles can be translated using the standard SAP translation tools.

    Client 000 Defaulting: SAPscript accords forms and styles in client 000 a special status.

    If a form or style that is used in a document is not available in the client in which the document is being printed, then SAPscript checks for the form or style in client 000. If it is found there, then the client 000 version is used to print the document.

    SAP standard forms and styles are always held in client 000. You can take advantage of the client 000 defaulting as well by storing your Yxxx and Zxxx forms and styles there. That way, if a local version of a form or style is not present in a client, the client 000 version is used instead.

    Language rules: SAPscript uses the following rules to manage versions of forms and styles in different languages:

    The language in which a form or style is created is its "original language." You can translate a form or style into other languages using SAP’s translation tools.

    If a form or style is needed only in its original language and need not be translated, then you can indicate this in the language attributes in the header data. The form or style then does not appear in work lists in the translation tools.

    In versions other than the original language version, changes to a form or style are limited only to translation of texts. No changes to definitions and attributes are permitted.

    2 Componentes Edit section

    2.1 Header Data Edit section

    You can find header data in both form and style maintenance. In style maintenance, it is used primarily to present important information – information designed to make it easier for the end user to select a style. The header data in form maintenance, on the other hand, is used for information and control purposes. For this reason, the header data of a form will be described in more detail.

    Below, the header data is described as it appears in the alphanumeric Form Painter.

    Like the header data of a style, the header data of a form comprises two parts: the data set by the system and the data you are expected to enter. The latter is dealt with separately.

    Device-independent entries.

    Description

    A short explanatory description of the form (also applies to the style), designed to make selection easier for the end user.

    Form class

    You can assign a form to a class to help you organize and search for forms. The default set of classes is the set of program classes in your system.

    Start page

    Tells the print program which page format in a form to use first for printing.

    Default paragraph

    Paragraph set to * in standard text maintenance.

    Tab stop

    A grid set at specified intervals in all windows defined in the form. However, you should note that the tab stops are only valid in paragraphs where you have not defined your own tabs.

    Language, Original language, Translation applic

    Use these fields to record the master language and language of the current version of a form. Marking Translation applic makes the form accessible for translation from the SAP System’s translation tools (transaction SE63).

    Device-dependent entries.

    You can only enter values here that are supported in the R/3 printer definition. If you make other entries, this leads to errors in the check routine.

    Page format

    Determined from the spool administration table with transaction SPAD. Make sure there is a printer assignment – there must be an additional spool format for the printer with the same page format.

    Orientation

    Depends on the page format selected. This can also be determined from the spool administration table. Please note that the formats landscape and portrait are not supported by all printers.

    Lines per inch (LPI)

    Basis for converting the unit of measurement LN in style and form maintenance. The value 6.00 is set by the system, as this value is supported by all printers.

    Characters per inch (CPI)

    Basis for converting the unit of measurement CH in style and form maintenance. The value 10.00 is set by the system, as this value is supported by all printers.

    Font attributes

    With these fields, you can set the default font for a form. The default font applies if other objects do not specify a font. SAPscript suggests a default font, which you can change.

    2.2 Paragraph Formats and Attributes Edit section

    In SAPscript, paragraphs are formatted using formats and their corresponding attributes. Text processing is simplified by the use of different paragraph attribute groups:

    Standard

    Font

    Tabs

    Outline

    There are naming conventions for paragraph tags:

    The paragraph tag can have one or two characters.

    The first character in the paragraph tag must be a letter, the second a letter, number, or blank; special characters are not valid.

    The paragraph format must be identified in the Description field.

    2.2.1 Standard Paragraph Attributes Edit section

    In the Standard attribute group, you find the general attributes that can be defined in paragraph formats:

    Description

    Precise explanation of your paragraph tag, so that the user can immediately identify it.

    Left or right margin

    Amount of space between the paragraph and the left or right border of the form window.

    Indent first line

    Indent of the first line of a paragraph. If the value is positive, it is indented to the right, if it is negative, it is indented to the left.

    If you specify a negative value, then you must place the minus sign after the number: 1- .

    Space before and space after

    Space before and space after control the amount of space between paragraphs. The actual space between paragraphs results from the space after the preceding paragraph and the space before the following paragraph.

    Alignment

    Alignment of a paragraph.

    Left-aligned

    LEFT

    Right-aligned RIGHT

    Centered CENTER

    Justified BLOCK

    Line spacing

    Spacing between the lines. The default value is 1 line; the LPI value (lines per inch) in the header data is used to calculate the line spacing.

    No blank lines

    Suppression of blank lines. You can control whether the blank lines of a paragraph should be suppressed in the printout or not:

    No entry

    blank lines not suppressed

    X blank lines suppressed

    Page protection

    Cohesion of a paragraph. It is possible to determine whether or not a paragraph can be divided by a page break.

    No entry

    no page protection (default)

    X all lines of the paragraph are on one page

    Next paragraph same page

    Cohesion of two adjacent paragraphs. Here you can define whether the subsequent paragraph should begin on the same page (that is, at least the first line of the subsequent paragraph must be on the same page).

    No entry

    subsequent paragraph is output on the same page or the next page, depending on the amount of space (default)

    X subsequent paragraph begins on the same page

    2.2.2 Font Attributes for Paragraphs Edit section

    You can specify font attributes for paragraph formats. They control the font used in the text. You can specify these attributes both for the default font in the header and for particular paragraph formats:

    Font family

    Enter a font supported in the SAPscript font maintenance.

    Font size

    Enter the size of a character font. It is measured in 1/10 point.

    Bold/Italic

    Specify whether to use bold-face printing or italics.

    Underlined

    Mark this attribute to underline entire blocks of text.

    When defining a paragraph format, use More to specify these underline attributes:

    Spacing between the base line and the underline

    Thickness

    Intensity

    Intensity is expressed in percent: 0 % is a black underline; 100 % is no underline.

    If you defined default underlining in the header, then the fields for underline attributes are already displayed on the screen.

    The following selection criteria apply to the font attributes bold, italics, and underlined:

    Off attribute is not set

    Retain inherited

    On attribute is set

    The combination of font family, font size, bold type attribute and italics attribute is referred to as a system font or SAP font. To use the SAPscript font maintenance, choose Tools &#61614; Word processing &#61614; Font.

    2.2.3 Tabs in Paragraph Formats Edit section

    You can define as many tab positions as you require for each paragraph format. The text can be aligned in different ways:

    Left-aligned with LEFT

    Right-aligned with RIGHT

    Centered with CENTER

    At the sign with SIGN

    At the comma or decimal point with DECIMAL

    You can control the tab feed in a paragraph with tab positions. The tab stops you define in the paragraph format replace the tab spacing you defined in the header data of the form. However, this depends on the extent to which you have defined tab stops in the paragraph format. If there are fewer tabs in the paragraph formats than in the header data, the tab stops of the header data are used for the rest of the line. The tab stops are represented as, , in the text editor.

    You can use different units of measurement to define a tab position:

    CH Characters

    CM Centimeters

    MM Millimeters

    PT Points

    TW Twips (1/20 point)

    The unit of measurement CH is converted to an absolute unit of measurement using the CPI value (characters per inch) from the header data of the form.

    2.2.4 Paragraph and Heading Numbering Edit section

    The paragraph numbering and marking attributes are used to structure texts into chapters, subchapters, and sections. Numbering is carried out automatically by SAPscript.

    You can create an outline with the entry options available:

    Outline

    Enter the name of the highest-level paragraph in an outline hierarchy here. The outline hierarchy is created by assigning this paragraph to all outline paragraphs.

    Outline level

    Enter the level in the outline hierarchy. The outline levels of the paragraphs are numbered upwards from 1; the highest outline level therefore has the outline number 1.

    Number margin

    Specify the space between numbering and window border. Note that your numbering may extend into the text area of the paragraph if the difference between the left margin and the number margin is not great enough to hold the numbering characters.

    Left/right delimiter

    Specify the character that precedes or follows the numbering.

    Number chaining

    Specify whether you want the paragraph numbering of the paragraph to be preceded by the numbering of all higher paragraphs in the hierarchy.

    Example for number chaining

    with without

    3. 3.

    3.1 1.

    3.2 2.

    3.2.1 1.

    Character string

    Specify the numbering format. The numbering can be assigned a different font or character format to the rest of the paragraph.

    Numbering type

    ARABIC

    Arabic numerals: 1, 2, 3.

    CHAR Fixed character: letter or numeral, entered in the field

    LETTER Letters: A-Z

    ROMAN Roman numerals: I, II, III, IV

    Depending upon the numbering type that you select, the following attributes may also apply:

    Fixed character

    Define the fixed character to be used for numbering. You should only make an entry in the field Fixed character if you have specified CHAR as the numbering type. Fixed characters include + - and o .

    Output length

    Enter the number of characters for Arabic numerals.

    Upper case

    Specify for letters or Roman numerals.

    2.3 Character Formats and Attributes Edit section

    Character formats, as opposed to paragraph attributes, allow you to format entire blocks of text within a paragraph.

    Character attribute groups can be:

    Standard

    Font

    When you define character formats, observe the following naming conventions:

    The character format can have one or two characters.

    The first character must be a letter, the second a letter, number, or blank; special characters are not valid.

    Enter a simple explanation in the field Description. It is intended to help the user make a selection.

    2.3.1 Standard Attributes for Character Formats Edit section

    Marker

    Links a search key to the selected character string when the end user uses this character format. Examples include glossary, hypertext, and data element links. Here, selected character strings are assigned the appropriate key.

    Bar code

    Bar code that is required for certain variables and is known to the printer, for example EAN8. The character string is printed as a bar code if the character string concerned is selected.

    Bar code names, such as EAN8, refer to system bar codes. These are defined in the SAPscript font maintenance (Tools &#61614; Word processing &#61614; Font).

    Protected

    The character string is not split by a line break, but printed together on the next line.

    Hidden

    The character string is not printed. The text is only visible in the text editor.

    Superscript/subscript

    The character string is printed half a line higher or lower.

    The following options are available for defining these attribute types:

    Off

    Attribute is not set

    Retain Attribute is inherited

    On Attribute is set

    2.3.2 Font Attributes for Character Formats Edit section

    Font attributes can be specified for character formats as well as for paragraph formats. You have the same options as for defining font attributes for paragraph formats.

    2.4 Windows Edit section

    Windows are defined in form maintenance. They represent areas that are positioned on pages – as page windows – and in which at a later time text is printed. You must define at least one window for each form. Otherwise, SAPscript cannot format the text.

    You can assign window names and window types. However, note that you can define only one main window per form.

    Use one of these window types:

    MAIN

    Main window in which continuous text is printed. This is the window used by dialog users of a print program and form. For example, the body text of a letter would be entered in MAIN.

    The text in the main window can extend over several pages. If the text fills one page, output continues in the window of the next and subsequent pages, as long as MAIN has been defined for these pages.

    VAR

    Window with variable contents. The text can vary on each page in which the window is positioned. Variable windows are formatted for each page.

    To every window you can assign text, which is printed in the corresponding window when the form is formatted. To assign text, use text elements, which are stored with the form.

    To create and maintain text elements with the SAPscript Editor, choose Text elements. Should the text selected for the window exceed the window size, then the text is cut off.

    CONST

    Window with constant contents that is formatted only once.

    Currently, CONST windows are processed in the same way as VAR windows. You should only use windows of type VAR.

    2.4.1 Default Paragraph Edit section

    For a particular window, you can override the default paragraph format that is set in the form header. Enter the default format that should apply in the window in the Default paragraph field in the window definition screen.

    2.5 Pages Edit section

    You must define at least one page for every form. And you must designate a "first" page in the form header. Otherwise text formatting is not possible. In addition, you should inform the system which page is to be used after reaching the end of the first page. If you do not specify a next page, the output of your text ends at the end of the current page.

    To define a page, give it a name and specify attributes for it:

    Name of the next page

    Page counter mode

    INC Increases the counter by 1

    HOLD Counter remains unchanged

    START Sets the counter to 1

    You can display the contents of the page counter with the system symbol&PAGE&.

    Numbering type of the page counter

    ARABIC Arabic numerals

    LETTER Letters

    ROMAN Roman numerals

    Although CHAR is displayed as an entry option for the numbering type of the page counter, internally CHAR is converted to ARABIC.

    Output length for page numbering with numerals

    Upper or lower case for numbering with Roman numerals or letters

    Resource name

    With Resource name, you specify that the paper for this page should be taken from a particular paper tray at the printer.

    In Resource name, enter the print control that has been defined for switching to the paper tray you want to use. In printer types pre-defined by SAP, these print controls are generally as follows:

    TRY01 Select first paper tray

    TRY02 Select second paper tray (if available at the printer)

    TRY03 Select third paper tray (if available at the printer)

    TRYEN Print envelopes (if available at the printer)

    TRYMN Switch the printer to manual paper feed (if available at the printer). The printer pauses until you feed a sheet of paper into it.

    TRYME Switch the printer to manual envelope feed (if available at the printer). The printer pauses until you feed an envelope into it.

    You can use all tray selection print controls except TRY03 with suitably equipped printers that are defined with the following SAP device types: HPLJSTND, HPLJ_II, HPLJIIID, HPLJ4, LX4039, and SNI20XX8.

    You can use TRY01, TRY02, TRY03, and TRYMN on suitably equipped printers that are defined with these device types: KYOF1000, KYOF1200, KYOFS1500.

    See the spool system (transaction SPAD) to check on how your printers are defined.

    Print mode

    With Print mode, you can specify single- or double-sided printing for a page. You can choose from the following values:

    ' ' Currently active printing mode continues unchanged.

    S The page is printed in simplex mode. That is, the printer should print on only one side of the paper. If another mode was previously active, then the printer is switched to simplex mode with the start of the page.

    D The page is printed on the first side of a sheet in duplex mode. If another mode was previously active, then the printer is switched to duplex mode with the start of the pageand continues in this mode.

    T The page is printed on the first side of a sheet in tumble duplex mode. That is, the printer prints on both sides. The page on the second side is always inverted, so that the footer of the second page is printed opposite the header of the first page.

    If another mode was previously active, then the printer is switched to tumble duplex mode with the start of the page and continues printing in this mode.

    Print modes are currently supported for printers that use the PCL-5 language. These are printers that are defined with the following SAP device types: HPLJ_II, HPLJIIID, HPLJ4, LX4039, SNI20XX8.

    See the spool system (transaction SPAD) to check on how your printers are defined.

    The print controls for these functions are SPMSI (begin simplex printing); SPMDU (begin duplex printing); SPMTU (begin tumble duplex printing); SPMFS (print on first side of sheet in duplex or tumble duplex mode); and SPMBS (print on second side of sheet in duplex or tumble duplex mode).

    2.5.1 Defining Follow-On Pages in Duplex Print Modes Edit section

    You switch to duplex or tumble duplex mode with a form page for which one of these modes is specified. To continue printing in the current mode, for follow-on pages you must define another page in which the Print mode field is empty. Otherwise, the following pages after the mode switch will continue to be printed only on the front sides of new sheets of paper.

    The reason: When SAPscript sends a page with Print mode D or T to the printer, it not only sets the print mode accordingly. To ensure that the first page in the new mode is correctly output, SAPscript also instructs the printer to output the page on the front side of a sheet. If SAPscript sends a sequence of D or T pages to the printer, the output is printed only on the front side of each sheet.

    You define a first page named FIRST for a form to be printed in duplex mode. You therefore set the Print mode in FIRST to D.

    To make the duplex printing work correctly, you must define a second page FOLLOWER in which Print mode is left empty. In the form definition, you specify FOLLOWER as the follow-on page for FIRST and for itself as well.

    Your text is then printed in duplex mode. FIRST switches the printer to duplex mode and forces printing of the first page on the front side of a new sheet. FOLLOWER accepts the duplex mode and sends no further mode print controls to the printer. The printer therefore alternately prints FOLLOWER pages on the fronts and backs of sheets.

    2.5.2 Testing Tray Selection and Print Mode Selection Edit section

    SAP provides predefined SAPscript documents with which you can test whether tray selection and print mode selection are working properly on your printers.

    For tray selection, print the SAPscript document SAPSCRIPT-TRAYTEST, ID ST, Language D or E.

    For print mode selection, print the SAPscript document SAPSCRIPT-PRINTMODETEST, ID ST, Language D or E.

    2.6 Page Windows Edit section

    When you define page windows, the window names are linked to page names. You must specify the position and size of the window on the assigned page.

    Define the position of a window by specifying the left margin and upper margin and the size of a window by specifying its width and height.

    Left margin

    Space between the window and left margin of the page

    Upper margin Space between the window and upper margin of the page

    Window width Width of the window depending on the page format selected

    Window height Height of the window depending on the page format selected

    Note that the width of the main window must be the same on all pages. All other window types can have different sizes and positions on different pages.

    To print multiple columns, define several main windows on a page. As text entry is continuous, once the first main window has been filled, output continues in the second main window.

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