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How to Rotate a Printer File OVL (Overlay)
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Published: 24 May 2012
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How to Rotate a Printer File OVL (Overlay) Published by: Bob Cozzi on 24 May 2012 view comments(4)

I have an old program that uses "REPORT" as its program-described print file.

In addition about 12 other programs in the same job stream use "REPORT" as their printer files. It is basically a clone of QPRINT from what I can see.

Anyway, apparently 1 of these 12 reports uses an OVERLAY (background print image) when the report is printed. Unfortunately when I do an OVRPRTF and include the overlay, it is 90 counter-clockwise from what it should be.

I can't see anything on OVRPRTF that allows me to rotate the OVL itself 90 clock-wise. So I created a new print file using DDS, and included in it the record-level keyword:


But I get some goofy runtime error "record format not specified on BOBSFILE".

Is there anyway to rotate an OVL after-the-fact rather than use a custom PRTF?

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