USING THE CHARACTER PLOT ( CP ) COMMAND The Character Plot ( CP ) command specifies the number of spaces and lines from the current pen location that characters will be plotted. For more information see the PCL 5 Printer Language Technical Reference Manual. The syntax for this command is as follows: CP spaces,lines; or CP; PARAMETERS: Spaces Specifies the number of spaces the pen moves relative to the current pen location. The space width is uniquely defined for each font. Lines Specifies the number of lines the pen moves relative to the current pen location. The Line Feed distance is uniquely defined for each font. PROGRAM: LEGEND: Ec = [Ctrl] [P] [Esc] in DOS EDIT. EcE Resets the printer. Ec%0B Enters HP-GL/2 mode. IN; Initializes HP-GL/2 mode. SP1; Selects pen number 1, (black). Even though there is no physical pen, the SP command must be used to enable printing. PA5000,2500;PD1500,2500;PU; Specifies absolute plotting and moves to (5000,2500); puts the pen down to draw a line to (1500,2500); puts the pen up. CP5,.35; Moves the pen 5 spaces to the right and .35 lines up so the label is placed just above the line. DT$,1; Defines the label terminator ($) and specifies that it does not print with the "1" parameter. SD1,21,2,1,4,14,5,0,6,3,7, 4148;SS; Specifies a 14 point Universe Bold font with the Standard Font Definition ( SD ) command; selects it for printing with the Select Standard font ( SS ) command. LBABOVE THE LINE$; Prints the first line of text. PA2500,2500;WG20,0,360; Moves the pen to (2500,2500) and draws a dot marking the new carriage return point (360 degrees black-filled wedge with a diameter of 20 plotter units (plu)). CP0,-.95;LBBELOW THE LINE CR-LF WITH A NEAT$; Prints the second line of text. The CR-LF stands for a Carriage Return- Line Feed, and is produced in DOS EDIT by pressing the ENTER key. CP;LBMARGIN$; Prints the fourth line. Notice how the CP command without parameters functions as a CR-LF. Ec%0A Enters the PCL mode. EcE Sends a reset to end the job and eject the page. Copyright Hewlett-Packard Co. 1993 The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the use of this material.
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