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How to Rotate a Printer File OVL (Overlay)
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Published: 24 May 2012
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Posted by: sarge
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Comment on: How to Rotate a Printer File OVL (Overlay)
Posted: 5 years 8 months 27 days 2 hours 49 minutes ago

what about the ChtPrtF command. it has the rotation and degree in it for overlays.

 

 

Posted by: bobcozzi
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Chicagoland
Comment on: How to Rotate a Printer File OVL (Overlay)
Posted: 5 years 8 months 27 days 36 minutes ago

What command? There is a PAGRTT parameter that rotates the page, but not the overlay.

I ended up doing that anyway. I set page rotation to PAGRTT(270) to rotate it counter-clock wise by 90 degrees and the OVL stayed oriented "wrong". So it sync'd up.

Posted by: sarge
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Comment on: How to Rotate a Printer File OVL (Overlay)
Posted: 5 years 8 months 26 days 20 hours 14 minutes ago

that's why i dont type for a living....well, not to write letters, anyway.

it should have read "ChgPrtF".

-Sarge 'the fat finger' Soldier :)

Posted by: DaleB
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Reading, PA
Comment on: How to Rotate a Printer File OVL (Overlay)
Posted: 5 years 8 months 26 days 10 hours 38 minutes ago

Does say in DDS Ref that the *ROTATION on OVERLAY keyword only works for certain printers. I'm guessing 1) you probably aren't using one of those printers, 2) neither is anyone else, and 3) you're probably using host print transform, which doesn't support the *ROTATION thing (at least, it's not in the list in the DDS Ref). I'm thinking you may need to create a new *OVL object that's rotated the way you want it.