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Print Control Characters

Print control characters normally appear in the first position of the print line and are used to define the spacing between print lines.

ANSI

The print control character defines the action to be taken before printing the current print line.
CharacterAction
blankAdvance one line
0Advance two lines
-Advance three lines
+Don't advance - used for overprinting
1Skip to channel 1 - normally top of form
2-9Skip to channel 2 - 9
A-CSkip to channel 10 - 12

Machine

Spacing can occur before or after printing the current line.
ValueAction
X'09'Advance one line - after
X'0B'Advance one line - before
X'11'Advance two lines - after
X'13'Advance two lines - before
X'19'Advance three lines - after
X'1B'Advance three lines - before
X'01'Don't advance - used for overprinting
X'0B'Space one line - before
X'89'Skip to channel 1 - after
X'8B'Skip to channel 1 - before
X'91'Skip to channel 2 - after
X'93'Skip to channel 2 - before
X'99'Skip to channel 3 - after
X'9B'Skip to channel 3 - before
X'A1'Skip to channel 4 - after
X'A3'Skip to channel 4 - before
X'A9'Skip to channel 5 - after
X'AB'Skip to channel 5 - before
X'B1'Skip to channel 6 - after
X'B3'Skip to channel 6 - before
X'B9'Skip to channel 7 - after
X'BB'Skip to channel 7 - before
X'C1'Skip to channel 8 - after
X'C3'Skip to channel 8 - before
X'C9'Skip to channel 9 - after
X'CB'Skip to channel 9 - before
X'D1'Skip to channel 10 - after
X'D3'Skip to channel 10 - before
X'D9'Skip to channel 11 - after
X'DB'Skip to channel 11 - before
X'E1'Skip to channel 12 - after
X'E3'Skip to channel 12 - before

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