The changes made on this page are only temporary and will be discarded when HercPrt exits or a new
control file with different options is opened. To make this changes permanent you must manually edit the
job separator control file and enter the changes there.

Please note that the options “Feedholes”, “Compression” and “Columns”, as well as all those related to
the “Green Bar” are not supported for RTF but only to PDF files.

Paper Size

This drop down allows to choose one of several predefined paper sizes. The pre-
defined paper sizes are US Fan Fold, US Compact Fan Fold, US Letter, ISO A3,
ISO A4, ISO B4, ISO B4 Extra and ISO C3.

Paper Width

Enter here the desired custom form width in either fractional inches (the default) or
whole millimetres. To specify millimetres append ‘mm’ to the size (e.g. ‘210mm’).

Paper Height

Enter here the desired custom form height in either fractional inches (the default) or
whole millimetres. To specify millimetres append ‘mm’ to the size (e.g. ‘297mm’).

Green Bar

This dropdown is to select the desired “green bar” colour or a custom colour using
the #RRGGBB format. Chose ‘No’ for no green bar or ‘Outline’ for an uncoloured
“transparent” green bar.

Note: The green bar option is ignored for RTF output.


Choose the desired paper orientation, either portrait or landscape.

Font Size

Use this dropdown to choose the desired font size from the list of available sizes.
Available font sizes are 9pt, 10pt, 11pt and 12pt. Any size may be used for reports
printed at 6 LPI, but the 9pt font size is forced for reports printed at 8 LPI.

The font itself is always “Courier New” and cannot be changed.

Lines per Inch

The default line spacing is 6 lines per inch. If you choose to print your report at 8
LPI then the 9pt font size is forced.


To squeeze long print lines onto narrow forms or stretch short print lines to fill wider
forms enter here the number of columns you want to be able to fit onto your custom
sized form.

The recommended default value of zero uses the normal default pitch of 10 charac-
ters (columns) per inch.

Note: The columns option is ignored for RTF output.


Specifies how far from the left edge of the form (not including the feed holes) you
wish each print line to start.

When the output is PDF the same value is also used as the right margin and print
lines are prevented from printing beond it.

When the output is RTF however, the value is only used as a left margin; the right
margin is always set to zero and any print lines which would otherwise extend
beyond the far right edge of the form are instead automatically wrapped onto the
next line.

Feed Holes

Select this option to cause a realistic looking set of tractor-feed holes to be drawn
along the left and right sides of the report.

Note: The feed holes option is ignored for RTF output.


Produces standard compressed PDF files instead of legacy uncompressed ones,

thereby reducing the additional disk space the reports would otherwise consume.

Note: The compressed option is ignored for RTF output.


Clicking the “OK” button validates and saves the settings and then automatically
hides the dialog. It is the same as clicking the “Apply” button followed by the (x)
“Close” button.


Clicking the “Reset” button causes the changes made on this panel to be discar-
ded, resetting all values back to those defined in the [PDF] section of the job se-
parator control file.


Displays the programs help information.

6.2.6 Help System

Clicking the [?] context sensitive help button turns the mouse cursor into a question mark shaped cursor
indicating the system is now in context sensitive help mode.

Once in context sensitive help mode you can the click with the mouse on any of the dialogs controls to
cause a popup help balloon tooltip to be displayed containing a brief explanation of the control you clicked

To display the full help information for the control instead of just a popup balloon tooltip, then instead of
clicking the [?] button first, simply press the F1 key while the control in question has the focus.

6.2.7 Tray Icon Context Menu

The tray icon context menu appears whenever you right click on the HercPrt system tray icon. It has the
following options:


Display the main dialog window. This is also the default action whenever the
system try icon is double clicked.


Selecting “Connect” performs the same action as the “Connect” button on the main
dialog. It connects to the defined Hercules printer at the specified IP address and
port number.


Selecting “Disconnect” performs the same action as the “Disconnect” button on the
main dialog. It either disconnects from the Hercules printer or stops trying to recon-
nect, depending on whether “Automatic Reconnect Retry” is enabled or not.


Opens the applications help file.


Displays the applications “About” dialog, which displays the program version num-
ber and copyright information as well as the Software Developments Laboratories
support email address used when submitting problem reports.


Selecting “Exit” performs the same action as the “Exit” button on the main dialog. It
immediately disconnects from the Hercules printer and exits the program.

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