How can I print A3 format in SAP
My printer is HP LaserJet 5100
Note I can print ms word document in A3 format but I can't print A3 format
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
My output device setting are:
Device Type = THSAPWIN: MS-Windows-Printer via SAPLPD
Device Class = Standard printer
Host Spool Access Method = S: Print Using SAP Protocol
When I print SM50 output and select format X_65_255, it can print
successfully but its format is A4.
What may I do wrong? Please help me how to set up for A3 printing in SAP.
Ps. Do I need to assign A3 format to be default format in that printer?
Is this task for BASIS or ABAP?
In printer settings - SPAD - tray info - you can give the Page format for
that tray .
did you try setting that ? Try setting DINA3.
Go to START --> SETTINGS ---> Printers
Right click on HP LaserJet 5100 ... Properties..
General Tab --> Printing Preferences --> Advanced --> Paper Size -->
Change it to 14x11 or A3
hplaserjet 5100 --> Properties --> Advanced Tab
Printing Defaults --> Advanced --> Paper Size -> change it to 14x11
hplaserjet 5100 --> Properties --> Device Settings tab -> Autoselect -
-> A3 or 14x11...
Our ABAPer already changed some attributes(ex. font name & size) in print
control of SPAD followed by SAP Notes 21738.
Like this ->
# THSAPWIN Z_65_255
# SAPWIN indicatior makes it possible to send via berkeley protocol
# change WinCharSet to 222 (Thai)
# set orientation(LANDSCAPE)
# set font name
# set font size(5.5ponits)->8p->5.5
# set vertical spacing(8.7LPI)
# set horizontal spacing(24.0CPI)->20->18 (255/11) ->23
# set top/left margin(1.0cm=568.5)
However, it take moderately time to change font size and test report printing
for A3 format.
I follow by your instruction. It's work well.
Note It doesn't need to setup these config at all.
Tab "Output Attributes"
Paper tray = "Paper tray 3"
Tab "Tray Info"
Tray 3 = "DINA3"
Key points of this solution, If the SAP spool server and the Microsoft
Windows spool system are not on the same host, you must create a remote PC
connection to the printer and force paper size to be A3 (Prakash's instruction)
By the way, I also adjust HP Laserjet 5100 from "EXEC" to "A3" in Tray 3
physically too. After that I can print ABAP List in A3 Format successfully.
Delete multiple spool request
The program are RSPO0041 or
This is handy whenever you encounter a user who managed to create a lot of
spool requests which are choking your system.
Deleting them with SP01 will be too slow
and you will get time out if it exceed the online time limit specify by your
Auto convert SAP spool output to PDF file
As of Release 4.6D, PDF format (Adobe
Acrobat data format) can be created via the SAP spooler by using the device type
As a workaround, a report (RSTXPDFT4) is
made available for the missing "direct PDF printing",
which can read spool requests, convert to PDF and perform a frontend download.
Read OSS Note 317851 - Printing PDF files
Note the restrictions specified in Note 323736
with the print output with PDF.
Caution when modifying device type ZPDF1, see Note
Version < 4.6D
If you are in version less than 4.6D, you can configure an output type to
convert the spool automatically into a PDF format into your local harddisk but
not do a "direct PDF printing".
When you print to this PDF output type, it will prompt you to enter the file
name of your PDF file to be stored into your local harddisk.
First you have to add a printer using
Windows -> Start -> Settings -> Printers -> Generic
/ Text Only -> Port : Print to File
Next create a new device type e.g. ZPDF -> Select device type ZPDF1
Options for HostSpoolAccMethod -> Host
spool access method : F : Printing on Frontend Computer
Printer : __DEFAULT or Generic /
Save your entries.
When you print to the device type ZPDF, choose
Generic / Text Only for the Frontend Computer
if it is not the default type.
A user prompt Print to File will appear
to let you specify the Output File Name.