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SAP Printing Guide
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BC - SAP Printing Guide

The SAP Printing Guide describes the functions of the SAP spool system. This cross-platform component outputs forms and documents, which are formatted and passed to a host spool system.

You can control all output from the SAP System and do not need to handle any processing in the host spool system.

The main tasks of the SAP spool system are the processing and administration of print requests as well as the administration of output devices and their mapping in the SAP System.

Contents

BC - SAP Printing Guide..........................................9
From Print File to Printout .................... 10
Managing Spool Requests Using the Output Controller .............. 12
Selecting Spool and Output Requests .......................................... 13
List of Spool Requests........................ 14
Status of Spool Requests ................... 15
Displaying the Contents of a Spool Request................................. 16
Displaying and Changing Spool Request Information................... 17
Outputting Spool Requests ................ 19
List of Output Requests ...................... 20
Status of Output Requests ................. 21
Reading Error Logs ............................ 23
Frontend Printing on Local Printers .... 24
Executing Frontend Printing ................ 25
Deleting Multiple Spool Requests Simultaneously....................... 27
Checking the Consistency of the Spool Database........................ 28
Administering the TemSe Database .... 29
Problem Analysis: Print-Out Missing or Incorrect ........................ 30
Problem Analysis 1: Output Request Printed?.............................. 32
Problem Analysis 2: Minor/Severe Output Problems? ................. 33
Correcting Minor Output Problems..... 34
Correcting Severe Output Problems ............................................. 35
Problem Analysis 3: Spool Request Generated?.......................... 37
Determining Why Output Request Was Not Processed................ 38
No Spool Request Generated: Analyzing a Spool Dump.............. 39
Problem Analysis 4: Status of a Spool Request? ......................... 40
Analyzing Delayed Processing of Output Requests...................... 41
Analyzing ........................................... 46
Logging Output Data............................. 50
Output Devices in the SAP Spool System ..................................... 51
Planning Your SAP Printing Architecture ...................................... 52
Planning the SAP Printing Architecture......................................... 54
Implementing PC Printing in the R/3 System ................................ 57
Example: PC Printing .................... 59
Implementing Local Printing in the R/3 System ............................ 61
Example: Local Printing................. 63
Implementing R/3 Remote Printing (UNIX Printers)...................... 64
Example: Remote Printing (UNIX) ........................................... 66
Example: Setting Up Optimized Printer Configuration .................. 67
Connecting Output Devices to a Windows System ..................... 69
PC Connections to a Windows Printer .......................................... 70
Connecting a PC to a Windows Printer.................................... 71
Example: PC Connection .............. 73
Local Connection to a Windows NT Printer................................... 74
Creating Local Connections to Windows NT Printers .............. 75
Example: Local Connection .......... 77
Access Method.............................. 78
Which Device Type: SWIN, Printer-Specific or Both?................... 80
When to Use SWIN ....................... 81
Restrictions on SWIN Output ........ 82
Optimizing SWIN Output ............... 83
SAPlpd Options ............................. 84
Substituting Fonts in SWIN Output .......................................... 86
Setting the Character Set for SWIN and SAPlpd ..................... 87
Checking SWIN's Performance..... 89
Connecting Fax Devices ............... 90
Setting Up SAPlpd for Printers and Fax Devices .......................... 93
When Should I Use SAPlpd? ........ 94
Installation of SAPlpd .................... 95
Starting SAPlpd ............................. 97
SAPlpd Work Directory and Work Files ................................... 98
Using SAPlpd Menu Functions ..... 99
Searching for Remote Printers.... 100

Example: Local UNIX Printer............ 104
Example: Remote UNIX Printer........ 106

R/3 Print Files: Location and Naming Convention ...................... 107

Testing a Printer Installation under UNIX .................................... 108
AS/400 Printing: General Information........................................... 109
AS/400 Printing: AS/400 Printer Commands .............................. 110
AS/400 Printing: Installing a Printer on AS/400........................... 111
AS/400 Printing: Connecting a Printer using TCP/IP ............. 112
AS/400 Printing: Configuring TCP/IP ................................ 113
AS/400 Printing: Printer Directly Attached ............................. 114
AS/400 Printing: AFP Printing ..... 115
AS/400 Printing: SAPlpd Printing on AS/400 ......................... 117
AS/400 Printing: Printer Shared Among AS/400 systems........... 118
AS/400 Printing: Creating a Line Description......................... 120
AS/400 Printing: Creating a Controller ................................... 121
AS/400 Printing: Activating the Controller .............................. 123
AS/400 Printing: Setting Up Distribution Service ................... 124
AS/400 Printing: Adding a User ............................................. 125
AS/400 Printing: Setting Up Output Queues.......................... 126
AS/400 Printing: R/3 Spool Administration Settings.................... 127
Definition of Frontend Printers........... 129
Defining Devices for Frontend Printing........................................ 130
Definition of PostScript Printers ........ 133
Printer Pools ........................................ 134
Assigning an Output Device to a Pool......................................... 135
Defining Logical Output Devices ....... 136
Special Printing Functions ................. 137
Color Printing................................... 138
Duplex Printing ................................. 139
Printing from Multiple Paper Trays .............................................. 141
Printing Icons and Symbols .............. 143
Printing the Euro Symbol (€) ............ 144
Printing OCR Characters.................. 145
Printer Types that Support OCR Printing............................... 146
Adding OCR Support................... 149
OCR Printing Using SWIN .......... 152
Printing MICR Characters................. 153
Outputting Bar Codes ....................... 154
Hardware/Software Req.for Bar Code Printing ...................... 155
Predefined Bar Codes................. 156
Testing Bar Code Printing ........... 160
Adding Your Own Bar Code Definitions................................. 161
Creating System Bar Codes ............................................. 163
Defining Printer Bar Codes .... 164
Adapting Bar Code Print Controls .......................................... 165
Bar Codes and SWIN.................. 166
BarCode.DLL Compatibility With SAPlpd............................... 167
Printing Labels.................................. 170
Printing Labels With Avery TTX 450 ...................................... 171
Printing Labels With CAB Apollo 2......................................... 173
Printing Labels With Printronix T 3204................................... 175
Configuring a Printer for Use with the SAP System ................... 177

Setting Up a Generic ASCII Printer ............................................. 178
Setting Up a Compuprint 970 or 4/6x .......................................... 179
Setting Up a C.ITOH CI-1000/CI-500 Printer .............................. 181
Setting Up a Digital Equipment LN07, DEClaser1100, or DEClaser22 ................................. 182
Setting Up a Digital Equipment LA75Plus................................... 184
Setting Up a Hewlett-Packard HP256x Printer............................ 185
Setting Up a Hewlett-Packard HP2930, HP2934 ........................ 186
Setting Up a Hewlett-Packard Laserjet II .................................... 187
Setting Up HP LaserJet IIIP, III, IIID, or IIISi ............................... 188
Setting Up an IBM 4232-302 Printer ........................................... 190
Setting Up a Lexmark/IBM 238x/239x Plus Printer ..................... 192
Setting Up a Lexmark/IBM 4226 Printer...................................... 194
Setting Up a Kyocera F-1000 ........... 195
Setting Up a Kyocera F-1200 or F-1200S................................... 196
Setting Up a Mannesmann Tally MT 600 Printer ........................ 197
Setting Up an OKI ML 3410 Line Printer ..................................... 198
Setting Up an SEL Alcatel 4440XT Line Printer.......................... 200
Setting Up an SNI 4009 Line Printer ........................................... 201
Setting Up an SNI 4010 Line Printer ........................................... 203
Setting Up an SNI 4011 Line Printer ........................................... 205
Setting Up an SNI 9014-12 Line Printer ...................................... 207

Monitoring the Spool System............. 209
Using Security Functions for Printers.......................................... 211
Managing Output Devices: General Functions............................ 212
Managing Connection and Communication Timeouts and Retries...................................... 213
How a Network Connection is Made ........................................... 214
Setting Connection Timeout Length....................................... 216
Setting Read-Write Timeouts ...... 217
Setting the Retry Count and Delay......................................... 218
Testing Output Devices....................... 219
Authorizations to Access the Spool System............................... 220
Authorizations for Printing ................. 221
Authorization Groups for Output Devices.................................... 222
Authorizations for the Output Controller ..................................... 223
Authorizations for Device Administration.................................... 224
Connecting the Spool System to an External OMS .................... 225
Creating a Real Output Management System.............................. 227
Organizing OMS Output Devices in Logical OMSs ..................... 228
Creating a Logical Output Management System ........................ 229
Defining OMS Command Sets for LOMS.................................... 231
Triggering OMS Reconfiguration ....... 236
Importing OMS Definitions ................. 237
Exporting OMS Definitions ................. 238
Transporting OMS Definitions Between Systems....................... 239
Connecting a Printer to an External Output Management System....................................... 240
Editing Cover Pages for Output Requests................................... 242
Variables for Printing Data on Cover Pages ................................ 244
Working with the.................................. 248
Suppressing The Output of a Cover Page ................................... 250
Device Types for SAP Output Devices......................................... 251
Defining a New Device Type............... 252
Copying Device Types...................... 256
Editing Device Types........................ 257
Creating Formats.............................. 259
Creating List Formats .................. 260
Creating Formats for SAPscript ............................................. 262
Editing Device Type Formats ........... 264
Implementing Formats for Device Types ............................... 266
Editing Format Actions ................ 267
Print Controls................................... 272
Adding Print Controls to Standard Print Controls................... 273
Adding Print Controls to a Device Type Definition ................. 274
Print Controls for List Output....... 276
SAPscript Print Controls.............. 281
Print Controls for the Line Printer Driver STN2................. 282
Print Controls for the HPL2 Driver for Hewlett-Packard PCL-4/PCL-5 Printers........... 284
Print Controls for the PRES (Kyocera PRESCRIBE) Printer Driver ............................ 285
Print Controls for the POST Printer Driver........................ 286
Description of all SAPscript Print Controls........................ 287
Creating Page Formats .................... 294
Modifying the SWIN (SAPWIN) Device Type................................ 295
Frequently Made Changes to Device Types ................................ 297
Transporting Device Types................. 299
Transporting Printers (Device Definitions) .................................. 301
Maintaining Character Sets ................ 302
Displaying Characters......................... 303
Defining a Manufacturer...................... 304
Defining Character Sets...................... 305
Displaying and Printing Character Sets....................................... 308
Uploading Font Metrics Data for SAPscript................................. 309
SAPscript Load AFM File Function ............................................. 310
SAPlpd / RSTXLMET Methods ........ 312
Sample *.bat File: Generate Windows Font Metric File .............. 315
Spool Servers...................................... 316
Defining Spool Servers ....................... 317
Logical Servers .................................... 319
Alternate Servers ................................. 321
Interpreting the Spool Server Display .......................................... 324
Assigning Output Devices to Another Server ............................. 326
Setting Parameters.............................. 327
Location for Storing Spool Data ........ 330
Setting a Storage Location for Output Devices........................... 332
Customer Enhancement for Spool Accounting .......................... 333
Customer Enhancement for Spool Authorization Check ........... 334


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