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Counting pages in PCL5

Counting pages in PCL5

Counting pages in PCL5

I would like to know if we can count pages PCL5 automaticaly.

I have a page 8 1/2 x 14. The top part is fix but the bottum part is variable. Sometime it goes on 2 pages. What i would like to do is when it go on the second page the footer change the number of the page.

thank you

RE: Counting pages in PCL5

There is nothing in a PCL context that I know of that will track you current page count. Your application is going to have to work out if a second page is necessary and when it begins.

Jim Asman

RE: Counting pages in PCL5

Many printers that support PCL also support PostScript.  PostScript is a full programming language that can do anything the hardware supports.

RE: Counting pages in PCL5

ok then if i got like 40 tokens and my data only take 16 of them. Can i crounch the 24 left token to put my bottum part.

ex :

\token1\S├ębastien ouellet
\token8\     i want to take out row 7 to 10 to move up my text BLablalblalalbalba(fix text) in the place of the row 7


RE: Counting pages in PCL5

Somehow you are mot geting your question across clearly.

RE: Counting pages in PCL5

You need a commerical quality PCL interpreter to count pages in a PCL file.  There are many ways to mark the end of a page... changing back to simplex from duplex, lines per page, formfeeds, resets, etc.

PageTech has several products (retail to OEM) that count PCL3/4/5/5e/5c/6 level pages.  

It would be helpful to know why you need to count the pages?  If it's to split the pages, then we have several ways to do that and not just by page count.

Contact me directly,

Bob Pooley

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