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Smartform Printcontrols SWINCF


our handling unit labels are defined by smartform, using paper format DINA5 landscape.

For the adhesive labels I defined a fix input tray TRY01 (on page level / by command).

But the tray 1 wasn't used and I got a second paper with the message

PCL XL error Warning: IllegalMediaSource.

My test printer is a ricoh SP4100n with 2 trays. We use device type SWINCF (driver SWIN),

access method S and Sapsprint on a windows printserver.

Does anybody know what's wrong ? The printcontrol TRY01 was translated into T1

by the device type SWINCF, but what makes SAPsprint with T1 ?

Is there any summary which Printcontrols/format types are known/accepted by SAPsprint ?

Thank you in advance HG

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    Jun 24, 2010 at 12:29 PM


    For SAPSprint tool options refer to SAP note - 85469 Options for the SAPSprint print server tool

    The tray selection process varies according to whether you are printing

    SAPScript, ABAP Lists, or Smartforms.

    It also varies among different device types. Please refer to the

    following SAP Notes:

    189618 - Paper tray and print mode for Smart Forms

    542736 - Controlling input and output bins for Smart Form

    143375 - Choice of paper tray for printing lists 4.5A/4.6A

    42565 - Select paper feed when printing SAPscript in 3.0x

    Note that the tray selection settings in transaction SPAD are only effective for

    ABAP list printing with the "list printer driver" (Note 143375) and for printing

    Smart Forms(Note 189618)." They do not work for SAPScript forms.


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  • Jun 24, 2010 at 01:11 PM


    thanks, I found also a lot of SAP notes. OK, there are comments about the DOS-like-looking

    parametrizing of SAPsprint.

    But the focus is on the device type SWINCF and SAP's spooler SAPSPRINT, neither

    Smartform nor SAPscript.

    How can I use the Bypass of our printers ? There's no PrtCtrl in SWINCF like TRYMN !

    What makes SAPSprint with "T1" for Tray1, why doesn't it work ?

    Has anybody an idea ?

    😊 HG

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