Paxar 9401 User Manual

Size:
1.99 Mb
Download

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .....................................................................

1-1

About this Manual ......................................................

1-1

Equipment Requirements ..........................................

1-2

What is a Format?......................................................

1-2

Standard Formats ......................................................

1-3

How to Use this Manual .............................................

1-5

Checking for Optional Formats ..................................

1-6

Setting the Administrator Password ...........................

1-8

2. Designing a Format .........................................................

2-1

Format Design Tools ..................................................

2-1

Format Worksheet..........................................

2-1

Supply Layout Grids.......................................

2-2

Steps to Designing a Format .....................................

2-2

Determining Format Contents....................................

2-3

Fields..............................................................

2-3

Text Fields ..........................................

2-3

Non-PrintableText Fields ...................

2-3

Bar Code Fields .................................

2-3

Overlays .........................................................

2-4

Constant Text Overlays ......................

2-4

Lines and Boxes.................................

2-4

Graphics .............................................

2-4

Field Options ..............................................................

2-5

Fixed Characters............................................

2-5

Price Fields.....................................................

2-5

Sub-Fields ......................................................

2-5

Merged Fields ................................................

2-5

Operator Prompts...........................................

2-5

Incrementing/Decrementing Fields ................

2-6

Date/Time Fields ............................................

2-6

Check Digits ...................................................

2-6

The Print Area ............................................................

2-7

Draw Rough Sketches ...............................................

2-8

Contents of Table

i

9401/9402 System Administrator's Guide

Filling in the Format Worksheet .................................

2-9

Defining the Format Header.....................................

2-10

Defining Text Fields..................................................

2-13

Defining Constant Text Overlays..............................

2-23

Defining Bar Code Fields .........................................

2-28

Defining Non-PrintableText Fields...........................

2-34

Lines and Boxes.......................................................

2-36

Defining Lines...............................................

2-36

Defining Lines as Segments ............

2-36

Defining Lines as Vectors.................

2-39

Defining Boxes .............................................

2-39

3. Applying Field Options....................................................

3-1

Defining Fixed Data (Option 1) ..................................

3-3

Entire Field Fixed Character Definition ..........

3-3

Partial Field Fixed Character Definition .........

3-5

Restricting Data Types ...................................

3-6

General Restrictions.......................................

3-6

Detailed Character Restrictions .....................

3-7

Example .............................................

3-8

Restricting Data Types by Character

 

Position...........................................................

3-9

Creating Date or Time Fields .......................

3-11

Copying Data Into a Field (Option 4) .......................

3-13

Merging Fields..............................................

3-16

Sub-Fields ........................................

3-16

Defining Data Entry Sources (Option 5) ..................

3-17

Eliminating the Operator Prompt..................

3-17

Defining a Data Entry Prompt (Option 20) ...............

3-18

Adding Characters to Pad Fields (Option 30) ..........

3-19

Creating a Price Field (Option 42) ...........................

3-20

Incrementing Fields (Option 60)...............................

3-21

Entering data for incrementing fields ...........

3-22

Fixing the first number in the incrementing

 

sequence......................................................

3-22

ii

Table of Contents

4. Using Check Digits .........................................................

4-1

Defining a Check Digit Scheme .................................

4-2

Check Digit Record ............................

4-3

Generating Check Digits ............................................

4-3

Verifying Check Digits ................................................

4-4

Check Digit Verification on Copied Fields ..................

4-4

Clearing a Check Digit Scheme .................................

4-5

Sample Check Digit Calculation.................................

4-5

Sum of Products.............................................

4-5

Sum of Digits ..................................................

4-6

5. Recording Batch Information ........................................

5-1

Preparing Batches for Downloading ..........................

5-2

Guidelines for Preparing Batch Data .........................

5-5

Guideline 1 .....................................................

5-5

Guideline 2 .....................................................

5-5

6. Entering Data Streams ...................................................

6-1

Creating Format Files.................................................

6-2

Entering Text Fields............................

6-3

Entering Non-PrintableText Fields ....

6-4

Entering Bar Code Fields ...................

6-5

Entering Constant Text Overlays .......

6-6

Entering Lines ....................................

6-7

Entering Boxes...................................

6-8

Applying Field Options .......................

6-9

Sample Format File......................................

6-11

Sample Format Batch File ...........................

6-11

Creating Check Digit Files........................................

6-13

Creating Batch Data Files ........................................

6-14

Contents of Table

iii

9401/9402 System Administrator's Guide

7. Configuring the Printer....................................................

7-1

Connecting the Printer ...............................................

7-1

Online Communication Requirements .......................

7-1

Communication Values - Definitions ..........................

7-2

Setting Communication Values ..................................

7-3

At the Printer ..................................................

7-3

At the Computer .............................................

7-5

Cable Interface...........................................................

7-6

8. Printing..............................................................................

8-1

Placing the Printer Online ..........................................

8-1

Downloading ..............................................................

8-2

Downloading from a MS-DOSSystem ..........

8-2

Downloading from Other Computer

 

Systems..........................................................

8-3

Format Tracking .............................................

8-3

Determining the Number of

 

Formats ..............................................

8-4

Clearing Formats................................

8-4

Printing Batches .........................................................

8-5

Batch Downloading ........................................

8-5

Keypad Batch Entry .......................................

8-5

Printer Storage Capacity ............................................

8-6

Formats ..........................................................

8-6

Batches ..........................................................

8-6

Check Digits ...................................................

8-6

9. Editing and Reviewing Formats ....................................

9-1

Modifying Formats......................................................

9-1

Deleting a Format from the Printer.............................

9-1

Using Printer Menus.......................................

9-1

From a Host ..................................................

9-2

iv

Table of Contents

10. Establishing Daily Procedures ..................................

10-1

Daily Startup Checklist .............................................

10-1

Data Entry Instructions for Operators ......................

10-1

Print Logs .................................................................

10-2

Creating DOS Batch Files for Downloading.............

10-2

Backing up Format and Batch Files .........................

10-3

11. Online Information .......................................................

11-1

Data Stream Structure .............................................

11-1

Example ...........................................

11-2

Format Header .........................................................

11-3

Text Field ..................................................................

11-5

Bar Code Field .........................................................

11-8

Non-PrintableText Record ......................................

11-11

Constant Text Overlays ..........................................

11-12

Line Records ..........................................................

11-15

Box Records...........................................................

11-17

Field Options ..........................................................

11-19

Definitions...................................................

11-20

Batch Packets ........................................................

11-31

Batch Header Section ................................

11-31

Batch Data Record.................................................

11-33

Check Digits ...........................................................

11-35

Transmitting Data ...................................................

11-37

Sample Format Data Stream .....................

11-38

Interactive Mode.....................................................

11-40

Processing Overview .................................

11-40

Exception Packets......................................

11-41

Printer Status Codes ..................................

11-41

Using a Scanner in Interactive Mode .........

11-42

Example Printer/Host Dialog......................

11-42

Contents of Table

v

9401/9402 System Administrator's Guide

12. Quick References........................................................

12-1

Text Fonts.................................................................

12-1

Character Height ......................................................

12-3

Character Width .......................................................

12-4

Bar Codes ................................................................

12-5

Line Thickness .........................................................

12-6

13. Diagnostics..................................................................

13-1

Setting Passwords ...................................................

13-1

5-KeyKeypad...............................................

13-1

21-KeyKeypad.............................................

13-2

Monarch Computer Keyboard......................

13-3

Checking the Software Version................................

13-4

Printing a Test Label.................................................

13-5

Checking Supply Quality ..........................................

13-7

Checking Printer Memory Usage .............................

13-9

Testing Your Scanner .............................................

13-11

Calling for Service ..................................................

13-12

Appendix A. Optional Formats ..........................................

A-1

Format Set A ..............................................................

A-1

Format Set B ..............................................................

A-6

Appendix B. Data Stream Examples .................................

B-1

Standard Formats ......................................................

B-1

Optional Format Set A................................................

B-4

Optional Format Set B..............................................

B-20

vi

Table of Contents

Appendix C. Printable Characters.....................................

C-1

Entering Special Characters in Data Streams ...........

C-1

Code 128 Function Codes .............................

C-1

Function Codes For Special Characters........

C-2

Appendix D. Format Design Tools ....................................

D-1

Contents of Table

vii

9401/9402 System Administrator's Guide

viii