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List of Printer Definition Table (PDT) Files for Use with PC5250

Troubleshooting


Problem

This document provides a list of Printer Definition Table (PDT) files for use with PC5250 display and printer sessions.

Resolving The Problem

Note: This information was initially taken from section 7.1.1 PDT Files of the Client Access/400 for Window 3.1 Personal Communications 5250 Setup (user's guide). It has been expanded to include information for iSeries Access for Windows, Client Access Express for Windows, Client Access/400 for Microsoft Windows 95/98 and Windows NT, and Client Access/400 Enhanced for Windows 3.1.

Printer Definition Table (PDT) files define the transfer of characters and control codes to a printer and the printer output format. If the PDT file is used, the Microsoft Windows printer driver is not used. Rather, PC5250 generates print outputs based on printer control information defined in the PDT file.

If the Use PDT file option is used, the PDT file to be used at printing can be selected.

Note: Not all printers are supported with a Printer Definition Table (PDT) file. If you cannot find a PDT file that corresponds to your printer, check the printer manual to see what other types of printers that your printer emulates. For example, there are no PDT files listed for the Lexmark Optra printers or the HP LaserJet 5, 6, 4000, or 8000 printers; however, because they all emulate the HP LaserJet 4 printer, you can use the hplj4.pdt file.

Another option would be to look through the Rochester Support Center knowledgebase documents for information on your particular model of printer, starting with the following document:

N1019605, Information on Printers from Various Manufacturers

This document was last updated on 25 November 2009.





Printer Definition Table (PDT) List for V5R3M0 (R530) iSeries Access for Windows and Above

PC5250 provides the following Printer Definition Table (PDT) files in V5R3M0 (R530) iSeries Access for Windows and above:

PDT NamePrinter Name/Model
basic_ascii.pdtPlain ASCII text, which is roughly equivalent to using the Windows Generic Text Only printer driver or the system-supplied QWPDEFAULT Workstation Customizing Object (WSCST) with Host Print Transform (HPT).
epson.pdtEpson's ESC/P printer control language
esc_p.pdtEpson's ESC/P printer control language
hppcl5.pdtHP PCL5 printer control language
ibm5577.pdtIBM 5577 (DBCS-only)
ibm5577b.pdtIBM 5577b (DBCS-only)
ibm5585.pdtIBM 5585 (DBCS-only)
ibm5587.pdtIBM 5585b (DBCS-only)
ibmppds.pdtIBM PPDS printer control language
lips3a4.pdtCanon LIPS (DBCS-only)
lips3b4.pdtCanon LIPS (DBCS-only)

Note: If one of the older PDT files is needed but the PC is running V5R3M0 (R530) iSeries Access for Windows, download or detach the pdfpdt.zip file from this document and unzip or expand the file into the C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\Emulator\Pdfpdt directory. The pdfpdt.zip file can be found in the section entitled "Zip File Containing the PDF and PDT Files from V5R2M0 (R520) iSeries Access for Windows" at the bottom of this document.


Printer Definition Table (PDT) List for V5R2M0 (R520) and V5R1M0 (R510) iSeries Access for Windows (and Earlier Versions of Client Access/400)

PC5250 provides the following Printer Definition Table (PDT) files in V5R2M0 (R520) and V5R1M0 (R510) iSeries Access for Windows and earlier versions of Client Access/400:

PDT NamePrinter Name/Model
actlzr2.pdtEpson Action Laser2 LQ2500 mode
bj300.pdtCANON BJ300 CAPSL mode
cpqpm20.pdtCompaq PageMarq 15 - HP Mode
Compaq PageMarq 20 - HP Mode
eap2250.pdtEpson AP2250
eap3250.pdtEpson AP3250
eap5500.pdtEpson AP5000
Epson AP5500
efx1170.pdtEpson FX1170
efx5000.pdtEpson DFX5000
Epson DFX8000
efx850.pdtEpson FX850
elq1070.pdtEpson LQ570
Epson LQ1070
elq2550.pdtEpson LQ2550
elq510.pdtEpson LQ510
elq860.pdtEpson LQ860
elx810.pdtEpson LX810
eplpcl4.pdtEpson EPL7000 - HP Mode
eplpcl5.pdtEpson EPL8000 - HP Mode
esc_p.pdtPrinters based on ESC/P 24-J84
esq1170.pdtEpson SQ1170
hpljII.pdtHP LaserJet Series II
hpljIII.pdtHP LaserJet Series III
HP LaserJet Series IIIP
HP LaserJet Series IIISi
hpljIIID.pdtHP LaserJet Series IIID
hplj4.pdtHP LaserJet 4
hpdj550C.pdtHP Desk Jet 550C
hpdskjt.pdtHP Desk Jet 500
ibm3812.pdtIBM 3812 Page Printer, Model 2
ibm3816.pdtIBM 3816 Page Printer II
ibm38521.pdtIBM 3852 Color Printer
ibm38522.pdtIBM 3852 Color Jetprinter, Model 2
ibm4019.pdtIBM 4019 LaserPrinter
IBM 4019 LaserPrinter E
IBM 4029 LaserPrinter
ibm4070.pdtIBM 4070 IJ
ibm4070E.pdtIBM 4070 IJ - Epson Mode
ibm4212.pdtIBM 4212 Pro Printer
ibm4072.pdtIBM 4072 ExexJet Printer
ibm4201.pdtIBM 4201 Proprinter
IBM 4201 Proprinter II
IBM 4201 Proprinter III, Model 3
IBM 2380 Personal Printer Series 2
ibm4202.pdtIBM 4202 Proprinter XL, Model 1
IBM 4202 Proprinter XL, Model 2
IBM 4202 Proprinter III XL, Model 2
IBM 4202 Proprinter III XL, Model 3
IBM 4216 Personal Pageprinter
IBM 2380 Personal Printer Series
ibm4207.pdtIBM 4207 Proprinter X24
IBM 4207 Proprinter X24E
IBM 2390 Personal Printer Series 2
ibm4208.pdtIBM 4208 Proprinter X24
IBM 4208 Proprinter X24E
IBM 2391 Personal Printer Series 2
ibm4226.pdtIBM 4226-302 Printer
ibm5152.pdtIBM 5152 Graphics Printer, Model 2
ibm5182.pdtIBM 5182 Color Printer
ibm5201.pdtIBM 5201 Quietwriter Printer, Model 1
IBM 5201 Quietwriter Printer, Model 2
ibm5202.pdtIBM 5202 Quietwriter III
IBM 5204 Quietwriter Printer
ibm5216.pdtIBM 5216 Wheelprinter
ibm5223.pdtIBM 5223 Wheelprinter E
ibm5577.pdtIBM 4208-502
IBM 4216-510
IBM 5572-B02
IBM 5575-B02, F02, H02
IBM 5577-B02, F02, G02, H02, K02,J02
IBM 5579-H02, K02
ibm5585.pdtIBM 5584-G02, H02
IBM 5585-H01
IBM 5587-G01, H01 (with advanced function)
IBM 5589-H01
ibm5587.pdtIBM 5587-G01, H01(without advanced function)
lbp4.pdtCANON LBP4 ISO mode
lq870.pdtEpson LQ870/1170
nec6300.pdtNEC P6200 Pinwriter
NEC P6300 Pinwriter
panlbp4.pdtPanasonic KX-P4410 - HP Mode
Panasonic KX-P4420 - HP Mode
Panasonic KX-P4450i - HP Mode
panlbp5.pdtPanasonic KX-P4430 - HP Mode
Panasonic KX-P4451 - HP Mode
pan1123.pdtPanasonic KX-P1123 - Epson Mode
pan1124.pdtPanasonic KX-P1124 - Epson Mode
Panasonic KX-P1624 - Epson Mode
pan1180.pdtPanasonic KX-P1180 - Epson Mode
Panasonic KX-P1180i - Epson Mode
Panasonic KX-P1191 - Epson Mode
pan1695.pdtPanasonic KX-P1695 - Epson Mode
pan2123.pdtPanasonic KX-P2123 - Epson Mode
pan2124.pdtPanasonic KX-P2124 - Epson Mode
pan2180.pdtPanasonic KX-P2180 - Epson Mode
pan2624.pdtPanasonic KX-P1124i - Epson Mode
Panasonic KX-P1654 - Epson Mode
Panasonic KX-P2624 - Epson Mode


Zip File Containing the PDF and PDT Files from V5R2M0 (R520) iSeries Access for Windows

If one of the older PDT files is needed but the PC is running V5R3M0 (R530) iSeries Access for Windows, download or detach the pdfpdt.zip file from this document and unzip or expand the file into the C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\Emulator\Pdfpdt directory. The pdfpdt.zip file contains all of the PDF and PDT files from the V5R2M0 (R520) iSeries Access for Windows version of the C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\Emulator\Pdfpdt directory.

pdfpdt.zip

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Modified date:
18 December 2019

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