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PCL files are like PostScript files -- they're final output printer files.
If I were you,
I'd edit the text using Word or a similar program on a system that can
generate the HP
PCL file (has an HP printer driver installed), then transfer the final
From: Nancy E. Kaminski [mailto:nancykam -at- MEDIAONE -dot- NET]
Sent: Monday, March 22, 1999 3:27 PM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Editing PCL Files
I'm hoping to tap into the collective wisdom here.
One of our Customer Support people just asked me if I could edit a PCL file
to add some text. Apparently this file resides on our fax server, and is
added to each outgoing fax. (It is a confidentiality statement for the
hospital data we might be transmitting.)
I have no idea what I could use to do this. Any suggestions on how to
approach this problem?
Nancy E. Kaminski , Technical Writer/Editor
Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, MN USA
(612) 672-6882 phone, (612) 672-6083 fax
nkamins1 -at- fairview -dot- org | nancykam -at- mediaone -dot- net