DRAWING ARCS The Arc Absolute or AA , and the Arc Relative or AR command use the following method for drawing arcs. Your current pen location becomes one end of the arc; you specify the center point with one parameter (setting the radius), and set another parameter to specify the number of degrees through which you want the arc drawn. For more information see the PCL 5 Printer Language Technical Reference Manual. LEGEND: Ec = [Ctrl] [P] Esc] in DOS EDIT EcE Resets the printer. Ec%0B Enters HP-GL/2 mode. IN; Initializes HP-GL/2. SP1; Selects pen number 1 (black). Even though there is no physical pen, the SP command must be used to enable printing. PA4200,2900;PD; Sets starting point to (4200,2900) and sets pen down. AA4600,2500,-180; Using the Arc Absolute command, specifies the pivot point of the arc, thereby setting the radius; draws the arc for 180 degrees, in a negative angle of rotation, (clock-wise). Ec%0A Enters PCL mode. EcE Sends a reset to end the job and eject the page. Copyright Hewlett-Packard Co. 1993 The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the use of this material.
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