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comments in HPGL files.

Marc Dijkstra
Trusted Contributor

comments in HPGL files.

Hi there forum members.
How can comments be put in an "HPGL" or "HPGL/2" file?

These files end up in a Document Management system and need to have comments put into these files for Identification purposes.

Also I need to put in comments regarding the paper size of the plot.
Is this possible?

thanks MND

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4 REPLIES
Edward Alfert_2
Respected Contributor

Re: comments in HPGL files.

@PJL COMMENT []

see:
http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,1150,0xc7f6a14d9abcd4118fef0090279cd0f9,00.html
"Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life." - Confucius
Marc Dijkstra
Trusted Contributor

Re: comments in HPGL files.

Thanks for comments, took a long time for me to check!

The link included does not seem to be there it goes 404 zombie on me.

MND
"A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila"
George Fouriezos
Occasional Visitor

Re: comments in HPGL files.

Hi Marc,

I just use the letters co, as though they were hpgl instructions, followed by my comment and terminated with the semicolon. It works with my LaserJetIIIp.

example:
PA 100, 100;
co justify right center with space;
LO18;

take care,
George F.
George Fouriezos
Occasional Visitor

Re: comments in HPGL files.

Oops, sorry everyone. The "co" trick does not work after all. If the comment has an hpgl code in it -- like the letters IN for example -- the plotter seems to recognize and act on it. I guess I've been lucky with this trick until now. Sorry if I've generated any false hope.
George F.