|Re: HP 41 Barcode PCL format conversion|
Message #9 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 6 Jan 2002, 10:06 p.m.,
in response to message #8 by Tony Duell (UK)
thanks for clarifying. I have been using HP41UC.EXE for the last year and I found it very usefull cause I could create a paralell lib with some of my programs in barcode, hardcopy format. The fact is that the only format I got success printing was the PCL one. I don`t know why, I just tried printing the resulting file in Windows environment (98SE, printer HP 1100 laserjet, I believe PostScript Ready) and the system crashed. In DOS mode, everything is fine; a single DOS output command with a >prn at the end of the command line.
And I am completely sure your conclusions about the row labels are right. I agree with them. But I still intend doing what you have done, mostly cause you have used Linux. And the .pcl files are something like this: (just a little piece of one PCL file)
Program Registers Needed: 10
ROW 1 (1 - 6)*rA*b0W*b0W (... and many other characters)
They are not vector-format, but the text that is printed between the bars and in the headings appear unchanged, meaning they are not exactly bitmapped. I`ll continue my investigations and if I find something new, I`m posting here.
Thanks for your valuable informations.