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With iDocs release 4.5 iDocs can now output mapped color text to any PCL 5c capable printer.
One can also use a color overlay. That does not require however iDocs 4.5.
The target printer must be PCL 5c capable .
Please note that while the Hewlett Packard specifications for PCL 6 enhanced is that it is backwardly compatible with PCL 5c and 5e, in practice unless the printer specifications state that it is PCL 5c compatible the printer will probably not process PCL 5c.
4/07/08 iDocs Form Suite FM0465C3 14:54:45 Define a Form Application QSECOFR Form Application. . . . . . COLORJOBL ColorJobLog Form Size . . . . . . . . . 3 Legal(8 1/2 x 14 in.) F4=List Collate(Y/N). . . . . . . . . . . N Use Mapped Fields Only (Y/N). . . Y Orient (P)ortrait or (L)andscape. L Pages per Overlay (1-9) . . . . . 1 Front Map File. : F4=List Back Map File . . : F4=List X adjustment value. . . . . . . . 0 Y adjustment value. . . . . . . . 0 Color Output . . . . . . . . N F4=List Front Side Back Side Form Destination Overlay Seq Drawer Merge Overlay Merge Prompt Out Queue F4=List # F4=List Data F4=List Tumble Data F4=List F4=List COVL4500 1 1 Y *STD + F1=Help F2=Data Map F3=Exit F7=Footer F8=Work with Mapped Fields F9=Advanced Functions F12=Cancel F15=Global Offset F17=Import Map
In the form or check application setup main page is the color type setting.
The choices are:
By default, color is set off when creating an application or check. Forms/checks from pre-color releases are brought forward as black/white. Setting this switch to N after defining mapped field color will cause iDocs to ignore the color settings. Setting this switch to 6 or 8 without color defined for mapped fields will cause iDocs to output PCL 5c with black as the font color.
This is the mapped field maintenance screen.
4/07/08 iDocs Form Suite FM2540S2 15:05:28 Map Field Maintenance QSECOFR Form Name. . . . . . COLORJOBL Field Name . . . JOBHDR F4=List Description. . . Job Header pooled File Source From Row . . . . . . 3 To Row . . . . . . . 4 From Column . . . . 2 To Column . . . . . 132 verlay Target Horizontal Position. 100 300dpi Vertical Position. . 400 300dpi Map Field . . . . . F4=List Map Type . . . . . . 2 F4=List XY Mapping Font . . . . . . . . F4=List Courier -NP 16.67cpi Regular Line Spacing . . . . 35 300dpi Font Rotation. . . . 90° 180° 270° Form Side. . . . . . F4=List Non duplex field onditionally map If the value in column to column Map next field end Bursting. . . . . . N (Y/N) of this field . . . N (Y/N) Color . *PURPLE F4=List Sort Sequence . . . . F4=List F3=Exit F4=Prompt F10=Save F12=Cancel F13=Configure Path
The mapped field color specification is in the lower right corner, in blue in the above example. One can prompt using F4 for a list of colors by name:
These are the 16 standard colors defined by the World Wide Web Consortium for web use.
You can also use a decimal RGB color triplet to specify any color in the sRGB colorspace. For example, *FUCHSIA above can also be specified as
Remember that the RGB triplet must be entered as 9 digits, and that it is decimal. Most people are used to seeing the RGB triplet in hexadecimal as it is used on the web.
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