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Printing starts immediately on Personal Communications TN3270E connection

Technote (troubleshooting)


Describes the keyword for overriding host WCC print setting

Resolving the problem

When you start a new Personal Communications TN3270E display session, the printer might start printing as soon as the initial connection is established. Note: Depending on your printer configuration, the Printing Setup dialog may appear before printing begins.

By default, the Personal Communications client accepts the WCC START PRINT setting on the host. This causes the client to honor the host's print request.

To prevent the initial screen print, add the following [LT] Stanza to the .WS file used to start the display session:


    This causes the Personal Communications client to ignore the START PRINT request.

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    Document information

    More support for: Personal Communications

    Software version: 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 6.0, 12.0.0

    Operating system(s): Windows

    Reference #: 1080407

    Modified date: 23 October 2017

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