RPM How To Portal

How to do "you name it" in RPM

 

Print a text file

Transforms

Text markup, experiment with the settings

Actions

Text print, select a printer, do printer setup

Some people have problems getting this to work the way they expect.

 

Convert plain text to PDF

Transforms

Text markup, experiment with the settings

Actions

Typically archive, email or both

 

Convert SCS to PDF

Transforms

SCS to Text markup

Actions

Typically archive, email or both

 

Print SCS to a Windows printer

Transforms

  1. SCS (produces text markup)
  2. (optional) COR, if the SCS print job does not specify lines and columns

Actions

Text print

 

Print SCS directly on an HP printer

Transforms

  1. SCS (produces text markup)
  2. Text markup to PCL

Actions

Raw print

 

Convert SCS to plain text, leave it in a folder

Transforms

  1. SCS (produces text markup)
  2. Remove text markup

Actions

Archive

 

View a print job in notepad

No transforms are necessary. Go to the Jobs view, select Job Archive and turn on job retention. When you are done experimenting, turn off the job archive.

Transforms

None

Actions

  1. Enter login credentials
  2. Command: browse for notepad.exe, usually in c:\windows\system32
  3. Arguments: %s
  4. Working folder: any temp folder
  5. select Interactive

 

Change input trays in a PCL file

Transforms

String translate:
Search: \x1b&l\dH
Replace: \x1b&l#H
Use Regex: Checked
where # in the Replace is in the range [0-6] and is device dependent.

Note: we bolded the \d in the search string to make this point. This matches any single digit. You can use the above to map any input tray to the number you specify in the replace string.

Actions

Raw print

 

Change output bins in a PCL file

Transforms

String translate:
Search: \x1b&l\dG
Replace: \x1b&l#G
Use Regex: Checked
where # in the Replace is in the range [0-11] and is device dependent.

Actions

Raw print

 

Skip the banner page and convert my report to PDF

This method lets you skip past the first form feed. For other processing options see the Page Range FAQ.

Transforms

  1. Remove Until, Search: \f (use the FF button)
  2. Remove Lines, Number of lines: 1
  3. Text markup
  4. Text markup to PDF

Actions

Archive