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PCL code to give space

PCL code to give space

PCL code to give space

Is there a PCL code to give space between 2 fields. Eg.
<First Name field> <space> <Second Name field>
I am looking for a PCL command for the <space> in above.
I know I have to terminate <First Name field> with this PCL command.

Escape sequence should be good enough.

I am using Lexmark printer which support the HP PCL commands.


RE: PCL code to give space

The spacebar should do it.
Really! chr(32).

But if you want an escape sequence then ...


where ### is the number of dots you want the cursor advanced. If the user units command <esc>&u###D has not been set then the dots are at 300dpi; otherwise, the value given in the user unit command.

Jim Asman

RE: PCL code to give space

Thanks Jim, you are just great! Its working fine.

I didn't know there is a space bar on keyboard :)

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