>Maybe I'm missing something obvious (in that case please excuse me).
This is a decidedly non-trivial inquiry.
>I need to print a scanned image off a Pick system (without buying a
>lot of hardware). So I thought I'd scan it into a PC first but then
>how would I print a .GIF or .TIF or .BMP etc. file off of an A/P
We have covered non-compressed tif files. If you know the width in
inches, it is possible to work out the number of bytes for each raster
line. We estimate 75 bytes for a 2 inch wide image.
Import the image with the (x option into an AP NAT system.
Ha..... now I get the chance. There is no way to do this on a ap/SCO
system that I know of. The first CTRL-Z is the end of the file.
Ola.... Pick Systems!..... I want to do this!!!
Write a program to convert the image raster by raster into a multi-
attribute item which includes on each line the HP PCL5 code to print a
raster graphic then the ASCII code from each pair of hexadecimal bytes
that you have imported.
Write a subroutine to read the resulting item and bang it out to the
printer line by line. This will work with a little fiddling and with
experience you can even clean up the scanned image.
Martin Taylor (Author of "Pick for Users" and half of "Unix and Unidata")
Datamatters Ltd http://www.dmatters.co.uk
13 Market Place, Heywood, Lancashire, UK