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Is it possible to BOLD report header

 
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meaanand

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:14 pm    Post subject: Is it possible to BOLD report header
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Hi All,
Is there any function/way to BOLD the report header in COBOL.

COBOL FIRST REPORT
PAT NO MRN PAYABLE
12345 12345678 $1000.00


I have finished the report with the page break logic everything, but now user is expecting that the report header should be bold when it routed to the printer.
Please guide me, is there any possible way to do that.
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Help needed: Is it possible to [b]BOLD[/b] report
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Have you tried "write without advancing"? :-)

What type of printer are you using? If no-one at your site is doing this, talk to your technical people - solutions will vary.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: thanks
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Thanks Bill for your reply.
i will check with them too..
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Help needed: Is it possible to [b]BOLD[/b] report
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only if You use an impact printer

or if the software driving Your NON impact printer is smart enough to analyze consecutive lines to change the font to bold
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject:
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Long long ago we used 3800 laser printers with specials CHARS parameters to accomplish bold printing. For remote printers one has to supply control characters for font control.
For the rest what Bill Woodger says : talk to your technical people.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject:
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Thank you everyone for your quick thoughts...

thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:24 pm    Post subject:
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The SAS Log used to print ERROR and WARNING lines in triplicate. The carriage control character for the first two suppressed advancing, thus printing bolder for impact printers.

BTW - I wonder if younger folks understand the term "carriage control." Just what is the carriage?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Help needed: Is it possible to [b]BOLD[/b] report
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Just what is the carriage?


it' s a pumpkin gone thru the appropriate preprocessor icon_cool.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:33 pm    Post subject:
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meaanand, it may -- or may not -- be possible to do what you want. Bold print is a printing function and has nothing to do with COBOL. Whether or not bold is possible depends upon your site setup, the specific printer being used, and only someone working at your site will be able to tell you whether or not it is even possible to print bold on that particular printer.

Talk to your site support group, or team leader, or coworkers to find out. Since we at this forum do not work at your site, there is no way we can provide any kind of answer (other than guesses).
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply to: Help needed: Is it possible to [b]BOLD[/b] rep
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enrico-sorichetti wrote:
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Just what is the carriage?


it' s a pumpkin gone thru the appropriate preprocessor icon_cool.gif



That is worth "quoting" :-)
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject:
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I agree with Robert. Bold print or for that matter any playing with letter-styles is a printing function and not a COBOL function. There are many ways of doing it, AFP is one among them, if you want to use differnt font type/styles.
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meaanand

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:12 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks a lot everyone for your suggestions. We have informed the team at onsite and they are following this one with the appropriate team regarding this.

thanks.
anand
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Help needed: Is it possible to BOLD report header
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Phil, Enrico,
I used to punch those "carriage control" paper-loops for 2914 printer...
Haim
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