ZipPrint provides an easy, automatic way to print a displayed document in a 3270 Display session. With a few mouse clicks you can print the entire contents of a displayed document. This capability is similar to the ZipPrint capability in the HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows product.
ZipPrint is implemented as a Z and I Emulator for Web macro and is an example of how powerful macros can be. You might want to implement custom macros of your own like ZipPrint.
ZipPrint works by quickly paging through all the screens of the document, capturing the data to be printed from each screen, and sending it to the configured print destination. ZipPrint then optionally positions the document to the same screen that was displayed when you started the ZipPrint.
You can also print the current contents of the session window just as you would do with File > Print Screen.
A tutorial on ZipPrint is available in the Z and I Emulator for Web Infocenter, which is located at https://zieweb.hcldoc.com/help/index.jsp.
ZipPrint is also available in VM/CMS systems. Refer to VM/CMS options for further details.
By default, a single ZipPrint operation can print a maximum of 10,000 application screens. If you want to raise or lower this maximum, change the value in the Set Recognition Limit field on the Advanced Tab of the Customize Profiles window (see Set Recognition Limit).
With ZipPrint you can use the same printer setup options that are available for a 3270 Printer session, including Printer destination (Windows Printer, Other Printer, or File), Printer Definition Tables, and Adobe PDF output for the File destination.
You can also use all the page setup options that are available for a 3270 Printer session and that are appropriate for 3270 Display datastream (LU2), including Font, treatment of nulls, and Printer-Font Code Page.
The Printer Setup options and the Page Setup options
that you set for ZipPrint in a particular 3270 Display session
affect all ZipPrints from sessions started from that same
However, the Printer Setup options and the Page Setup options
do not affect the printer setup options and page setup options for:
In order to print the entire contents of the currently displayed document, ZipPrint requires you to create a named profile that contains three types of information:
If the application displays all documents in the format that you have described in the profile, then you can use the same profile to print any document displayed using the application.
Two predefined profiles are provided:
The ZipPrint operations are located on a submenu that appears when you click File > ZipPrint.