Joined: 05 Dec 2006 Posts: 153 Location: Seattle, WA
When you begin editing, type PROFILE to see your edit profile. Key entries to check are the NUMBER on line 1 of the profile. It can be a variety of values, but mine is set to NUM OFF as I dislike the line numbers. I use columns 73-80 to document code changes.
NUM STD ON COBOL puts line numbers in columns 1 through 6 and shifts the screen a little to the right so you don't see them.
NUM ON STD does not place numbers on the left, but on the right in columns 73 throug 80. However, you won't see them unless you shift your screen to the right (F11 on my function key setup).
Want to get rid of line numbers altogether? UNNUM does a sweet job of it.
You know - typing HELP on the command line really answers a lot of these basic questions. But I guess that's the price we pay for exporting our jobs to India. They get the jobs and we get stuck telling them how to do them.