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Postscript Generation [message #615464] Wed, 04 June 2014 04:33 Go to next message
Abhijeet.Odhekar
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Hi,

I am facing problem with generating postscript output. I tried below command to run my rdf however the out is generated as normal text format.

/opt/oracle/product/8.1.7/bin/rwrun60c /opt/pcsys/pcwau/fvos/rep/fvos750r.rdf mode=BITMAP destype=FILE desname=/tmp/WAUXPRINT12418.ps desformat=psport batch=YES paramform=NO userid=SUPPORT/CITADEL4 P_VRPT_NUMMER_OORSPRONG=584 P_VRPT_NUMMER_BESTEMMING=5902 P_VOLGNR_LEVERING=87

My RDF contains a barcode field (code128.ttf font file) and it's character mode report and i wish to send output of my report directly to the printer. It's working and I can get the paper output of my report but the barcode field shows junk characters which is undesired.

I have done below changes on my unix server:

1.Renamed code128.ttf to Code128 and placed it at /opt/oracle/product/developer/guicommon6/tk60/admin/AFM directory
2.Added *Font Code128: Standard "(1.20)" Standard ROM to /opt/oracle/product/developer/guicommon6/tk60/admin/PPD/default.ppd

If I convert the report in bitmap mode and try to preview on screen, then the BARCODE is visible correctly and can also be printed exactly same as it's visible on screen. I am currently using this as a work-around but I need structural fix so that i can directly send print on printer with correct barcode visible on paper.

Can anyone have any clue what is going wrong or what am I missing?
Re: Postscript Generation [message #615469 is a reply to message #615464] Wed, 04 June 2014 04:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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I don't think that you can correctly display barcode on a character mode report; as you noticed, it works OK in bitmap mode.
Re: Postscript Generation [message #615472 is a reply to message #615469] Wed, 04 June 2014 05:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Abhijeet.Odhekar
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Yes and that's the reason i am looking for converting report output to postscript and from postscript to PDF.

Then i can print PDF file directly on printer, that's what i think.
Re: Postscript Generation [message #615473 is a reply to message #615472] Wed, 04 June 2014 05:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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Why don't you directly create a PDF output, then?
Re: Postscript Generation [message #615474 is a reply to message #615473] Wed, 04 June 2014 05:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Abhijeet.Odhekar
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That's unfortunately not possible. When i tried, a .pdf file was generated but i was not able to view it in Adobe reader. Adobe reader could not recognize the format.
Re: Postscript Generation [message #615475 is a reply to message #615474] Wed, 04 June 2014 05:24 Go to previous message
Littlefoot
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I can't tell whether it is due to an ancient Reports version you use (Reports 2.5; I've never used that version, I don't have it so I can't test it myself). Did you consider upgrading to a higher version (at least 6i, which is the last client-server version)? Because, I *know* that these PDFs are normally opened by Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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