Paxar Gold 6037EX User Manual

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F o n t s

The printer has many resident fonts. You must load other fonts separately. Following is a list of these fonts and their IDs.

Standard (1)

Reduced (2)

Bold (3)

OCRA (4)

HR1 (5)

HR2 (6)

CG Triumvirate Bold® 9 pt. (10)

CG Triumvirate 6 pt. (11)

Swiss Bold (50)

CG Triumvirate Bold (Full Character Set) 6.5 pt. (1000)

CG Triumvirate Bold (Full Character Set) 8 pt. (1001)

CG Triumvirate Bold (Full Character Set) 10 pt. (1002)

CG Triumvirate Bold (Full Character Set) 12 pt. (1003)

CG Triumvirate Bold (Partial Character Set) 18 pt. (1004)

CG Triumvirate Bold (Partial Character Set) 22 pt. (1005)

CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed (Full Character Set) 6.5 pt. (1006)

CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed (Full Character Set) 8 pt. (1007)

CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed (Full Character Set) 10 pt. (1008)

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CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed (Full Character Set) 12 pt. (1009)

CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed (Partial Character Set) 18 pt. (1010)

CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed (Partial Character Set) 22 pt. (1011)

Letter Gothic Bold (Full Character Set) 6 pt. (1012)

Letter Gothic Bold (Full Character Set) 9 pt. (1013)

The partial character set fonts contain only numeric and special characters. With fonts 1012 and 1013, the space character is only 70% as wide as the other characters.

Using Non-ResidentFonts

To use a non-residentfont or a font you have created with the MPCL Toolbox Font Utility, the application must

1. Initialize the Print subsystem by calling pcllnit. See “pcllnit” in Chapter 4 for more information.

2. Open the font file with pclOpen. The base font files are located in the SDK’s Fontsub-directory.

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S c a n n e r s

Each printer comes with either of two bar code scanners.

SE-923

SE-923HS

Using the Scanners

To use the either scanner, the application must

1. Enable the scanner with scnOpenScanner or scnOpenScannerShared. scnOpenScanner takes over the printer’s serial port (preventing otherRS-232communications), but scnOpenScannerShared shares the port. Therefore, when using scnOpenScanner, the application should disable the scanner immediately before serial communications and enable it immediately

afterwards. To avoid processing delays, use scnOpenScannerShared when possible.

2. Configure the scanner (optional). To learn how to configure

the scanner, see the appropriate scn functions in Chapter 4, “Function Reference”.

3. Call various scanner functions, such as scnGets.

4. Close the scanner with scnCloseScanner.

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Scanner Function Overview

scnGets

 

Scanner Buffer

 

scnGets

 

 

 

 

 

Application Buffer

scnTrigger

 

scnGetScannedData

1

2

2

3

 

scnGetch

 

Application

 

scnGetche

 

Processing

 

scnScannerHit

 

 

scnGetBarCodeType

The scanner contains a buffer to hold the data from a scan. The application should contain a buffer of its own if it needs to save the data before scanning again. Processing works as follows:

1. Initiate the scan, putting the data in the scanner buffer with either scnGets or scnTrigger.

2. Either:

Process the data directly in the scanner buffer with scnGetch, scnGetche, scnGetBarCodeType, or scnScannerHit.

Save the data in the application buffer with scnGets (continued from step 1) or scnGetScannedData.

The application buffer must be one byte longer than the largest string that you may scan.

3. If needed, process the data in the application buffer.

NOTE: Every bar code that theSE-923scanner is configured for delaysboot-upby .7 seconds. This does not apply to theSE-923HSscanner.

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B o o t P r o c e s s

The printer’s boot process is straightforward and flexible enough to enable you to do a variety of things as needed, such as running (or not running) AUTOEXEC.BAT or only certain lines in AUTOEXEC.BAT.

Normal Boot

When the printer boots normally:

1. The startup screen appears. By default, the display is disabled (nothing other than the startup screen appears).

If the LCD command is given, it becomes enabled later in this process.

2. A line moves left to right across the display’s bottom to indicate the boot process is working.

3. The printer loads CONFIG.SYS (if it exists) and runs AUTOEXEC.BAT. When AUTOEXEC.BAT does not exist, is bypassed (see “Boot Options”), or does not enable the

display, the printer prompts the operator for the date and time.

If the printer never enables the display, the startup screen never disappears and the printer waits indefinitely for a response to the date prompt.

4. The display is enabled if there is an LCD command in AUTOEXEC.BAT that enables the display or you enable

the display manually (by holding down f when you turn the printer on).

5. The startup screen disappears and the DOS prompt appears.

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Display Control

You can either enable or disable the display.

Enabling the Display

To enable the display, either

press f while turning the printer on. When messages appear on the display, release the key.

If you continue to hold down f after the messages appear, the display moves to fast mode.

include the LCD command in AUTOEXEC.BAT. CONFIG.SYS messages are still disabled, because the

printer processes it first. See “LCD” in Chapter 7 for more information.

Disabling the Display

To disable the display, include the LCD N command in AUTOEXEC.BAT. See “LCD” in Chapter 7 for more information.

Boot Options

When DOS begins loading, you have the following options for processing CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT:

Bypass the files

Be prompted whether to process each line of both files

Process every line of both files.

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To choose the boot options:

1. Turn on the printer while pressingf until messages appear. You must do this step. Otherwise, the date and

time prompts (the default) wait for input without appearing on the screen.

2. When “StartingROM-DOS…”appears, the printer beeps.

You have approximately two seconds to do one of the following:

Press f, then5 to bypass both files. The boot process continues with default configurations. The printer also prompts you for the date and time.

Press f, then8 to request a prompt at each line of both files. Enter Y to process the line or N to bypass it.

Do nothing and let the printer process every line of both files.

Booting from a PC

To boot the printer from the PC:

1. Gather the following files on a floppy disk:

COMMAND.COM

REMDISK.EXE

LCD.COM

AUTOEXEC.BAT (at a minimum, this file must contain one line containing LCD Y C, which enables the display).

2. Enter REMSERV A: at the PC’s DOS prompt, where X is the drive where the boot files reside.

3. Turn on the printer and from the Startup Menu, choose #3. The printer boots from the PC.

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Startup Menu

To display the Startup Menu:

1. Press thef and On/Off keys at the same time.

2. When the logo screen appears, release thef key.

3. When the menu appears, press the number of your choice,

and then e quickly. If you don’t do it quick enough, the menu scrolls off the screen.

6037 Startup Menu

1.Normal Boot

2.Ultra Server

3.Remote Serv er

4.System Options

Normal Boot Continues the boot process.

Ultra Server Starts UServe for loading an application (see”Using UServe and UClient”).

Remote Server Runs REMDISK to enable you to boot the printer from the PC (See “Booting from a PC.”)

System Options Displays the following submenu.

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6037 Startup Menu

1.Diagnostics

2.Print Passthru

3.CMOS Setup

4.F/W Update

5.DOS Prompt

Diagnostics Runs the Diagnostics program. See the Application Notes for more information.

Print Passthru Starts the Online Passthrough Utility (see “Developing Applications” for more information).

CMOS Setup Enables a choice of power management modes.F/W Update Flashes the firmware in the printer.

DOS Prompt Bypasses the AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files during bootup.

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Directory Names

The printer does not recognize file names longer than 8 characters, not including the extension.

Copying Data from the Printer to PC

1. Connect the cable between the PC and the printer.

2. Use UServe and UClient to copy the file(s) from their location on the printer to the printer’s mapped drive.

Include a complete path when copying. The default is that the file is saved in the root directory.

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