PRLCD / PRP Issues (?) DM42v3.11

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PRLCD / PRP Issues (?) DM42v3.11

Post by TomC » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:34 pm

PRLCD seems to have two issues:

1. Does not print the entire LCD. I'm using it from the print menu while in Calc mode.
2. It does not print the bottow line of the LCD until the next print command. It also does not 'do a CR' - the next print command starts at the end of the end of the PRLCD output.

PRP:
The program listings are right justified. I don't recall this being the case before. Can this be changed/varied?

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Re: PRLCD / PRP Issues (?) DM42v3.11

Post by TomC » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:40 pm

I have noticed that the justification (right vs left) is dependent of the state the printer was left in.

I have successive printouts on the same 'tape' whereby the last pgm printout is properly left justified.

I suspect there is an issue with the state the print buffer in the 82240 is left after a PRLCD or other print command.

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Re: PRLCD / PRP Issues (?) DM42v3.11

Post by Thomas Okken » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:30 am

TomC wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:40 pm
I have noticed that the justification (right vs left) is dependent of the state the printer was left in.
Free42 changes the PRP format depending on whether the printer is in MAN, NORM, or TRACE modes. MAN: left-justified, NORM: right-justified, and TRACE: multiple instructions per line.

This emulates the behavior of PRP on the HP-41 with the HP-82143A printer. When I implemented that, I didn't realize that the HP-42S with the HP-82240A/B does not behave like that. (I've never owned an 82240 myself.) When I found out, I decided to leave it in anyway... causing confusion every once in a while, unfortunately...

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Re: PRLCD / PRP Issues (?) DM42v3.11

Post by TomC » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:31 am

Thomas:

Thank you for the prompt informative reply. I will have to test these different modes.

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