View over 80 columns? Use 2 monitors? - IBM AS400

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  1. View over 80 columns? Use 2 monitors?

    I am a P.C. specialist, not AS/400, so please correct me if I haven't
    given sufficient info regarding what program I'm running or other
    pertinent info.

    I'm referring to Iseries Workstation Program Version 5.8 for Windows
    "display spooled file" (F10, J for my jobs, typing 5 by a spool file
    entry to view it). This is the one you use F19 and F20 to scroll left
    and right (or atop on the "Control" line, type W+15 to e.g. move 15
    columns to the right).

    I just got set up with two monitors and would like to see 160 columns.
    How do y'all do that, or can you? Unlike many other apps, you can't
    "stretch" this (resize the window) to be larger than a single screen
    wide. So right now I'm lame-lame-lamely opening a session B and
    viewing the same file (columns 81-160) on monitor 2 - but the displays
    are not synchronized so I have to keep flipping back and forth and
    work to keep them on the same row.

    By the way, to those of you with 2 monitors, I recommend DisplayFusion
    for spanning wallpaper. I then recommend 'great white.jpg'

  2. Re: View over 80 columns? Use 2 monitors?

    Green screen emulation is either 80 or 132 colmuns.

    Getting the 132 column screen is dependant on two things.

    1. The emulatior software must support 132 column mode and be
    configured to do so. With IBM Client Access from the Sign on screen,
    click the Communicatin menu item and then change the display size to
    27x132.

    2. The AS/400 software must support 132 mode. The display spool file
    does. SEU does. And that about it. For programs that do not support
    132, you will see the same old 80 display.

    Denny

    On Wed, 7 May 2008 11:54:03 -0700 (PDT), zofficedepot@hotmail.com
    wrote:

    >I am a P.C. specialist, not AS/400, so please correct me if I haven't
    >given sufficient info regarding what program I'm running or other
    >pertinent info.
    >
    >I'm referring to Iseries Workstation Program Version 5.8 for Windows
    >"display spooled file" (F10, J for my jobs, typing 5 by a spool file
    >entry to view it). This is the one you use F19 and F20 to scroll left
    >and right (or atop on the "Control" line, type W+15 to e.g. move 15
    >columns to the right).
    >
    >I just got set up with two monitors and would like to see 160 columns.
    >How do y'all do that, or can you? Unlike many other apps, you can't
    >"stretch" this (resize the window) to be larger than a single screen
    >wide. So right now I'm lame-lame-lamely opening a session B and
    >viewing the same file (columns 81-160) on monitor 2 - but the displays
    >are not synchronized so I have to keep flipping back and forth and
    >work to keep them on the same row.
    >
    >By the way, to those of you with 2 monitors, I recommend DisplayFusion
    >for spanning wallpaper. I then recommend 'great white.jpg'


  3. Re: View over 80 columns? Use 2 monitors?

    zofficedepot@hotmail.com skrev den 07-05-2008 20:54:

    >
    > I just got set up with two monitors and would like to see 160 columns.


    You cannot do that.

    Depending on "your" IBM subscription you may have WSDCi available to
    you which is a PC program capable of accessing AS/400 resources.

    If not, you can download a trial of the successor from

    http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdt...soa/index.html

    --
    Thorbjørn

  4. Re: View over 80 columns? Use 2 monitors?

    That is Client Access for Iseries..

    End Session with Iseries commuications tab
    Click on communications
    Click on configuration
    Click the button for 24x132
    Click Save
    Restart Session

    or

    Create a brand session and save that...

    If you are unfamilar with Client Access, DO NOT
    attempt the above without help or some reading.


    zofficedepot@hotmail.com wrote:
    > I am a P.C. specialist, not AS/400, so please correct me if I haven't
    > given sufficient info regarding what program I'm running or other
    > pertinent info.
    >
    > I'm referring to Iseries Workstation Program Version 5.8 for Windows
    > "display spooled file" (F10, J for my jobs, typing 5 by a spool file
    > entry to view it). This is the one you use F19 and F20 to scroll left
    > and right (or atop on the "Control" line, type W+15 to e.g. move 15
    > columns to the right).
    >
    > I just got set up with two monitors and would like to see 160 columns.
    > How do y'all do that, or can you? Unlike many other apps, you can't
    > "stretch" this (resize the window) to be larger than a single screen
    > wide. So right now I'm lame-lame-lamely opening a session B and
    > viewing the same file (columns 81-160) on monitor 2 - but the displays
    > are not synchronized so I have to keep flipping back and forth and
    > work to keep them on the same row.
    >
    > By the way, to those of you with 2 monitors, I recommend DisplayFusion
    > for spanning wallpaper. I then recommend 'great white.jpg'


  5. Re: View over 80 columns? Use 2 monitors?

    That is great stuff. You guys are great

    > communications / configuration / 27x132


    This actually plays fantastically with 2 monitors. Upon doing this
    setting, I can resize the window to approximately 1.5 monitor screens
    wide. That causes a "natural font" as opposed to the unnatural skewed
    appearance that 132-wide has on a single monitor. * And, as some
    might logically expect, you can ONLY stretch to about 1.5 screens
    wide. Why, since it's showing 1 through 130 (not 132, hmm) now, I'd
    guess it's about 130/80 or 1.625 screens wide. *

    * (All of the above are based on using the full monitor height for
    display.)

    So, gentlemen, start your budget requests (for monitor #2).

    WTG, all. And especially thanks for the "gentle" extra level of
    detail. I appreciate the effort.

  6. Re: View over 80 columns? Use 2 monitors?

    On May 7, 7:54*pm, zofficede...@hotmail.com wrote:
    > I am a P.C. specialist, not AS/400, so please correct me if I haven't
    > given sufficient info regarding what program I'm running or other
    > pertinent info.
    >
    > I'm referring to Iseries Workstation Program Version 5.8 for Windows
    > "display spooled file" (F10, J for my jobs, typing 5 by a spool file
    > entry to view it). *This is the one you use F19 and F20 to scroll left
    > and right (or atop on the "Control" line, type W+15 to e.g. move 15
    > columns to the right).
    >
    > I just got set up with two monitors and would like to see 160 columns.
    > How do y'all do that, or can you? Unlike many other apps, you can't
    > "stretch" this (resize the window) to be larger than a single screen
    > wide. *So right now I'm lame-lame-lamely opening a session B and
    > viewing the same file (columns 81-160) on monitor 2 - but the displays
    > are not synchronized so I have to keep flipping back and forth and
    > work to keep them on the same row.
    >
    > By the way, to those of you with 2 monitors, I recommend DisplayFusion
    > for spanning wallpaper. I then recommend 'great white.jpg'


    If you can 'download' the spooled file to your pc, in client access
    via iseries navigator just drag the splf to your pc desktop, then open
    in eg notepad which you can stretch as far as you like. (If you use a
    linux desktop you can stretch to more than the combined monitor sizes
    & usually alt drag will drag the window without use of the titlebar)

    Jonathan

  7. Re: View over 80 columns? Use 2 monitors?

    You can open the spoolfile directly from the PC. This might help.
    Depending on the version of iSeries Access you are using, there is
    usually this utility available.
    C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\wrksplf.exe


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