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Screen width display

Postby Laine » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:48 am

I use TSO to write a lot of sas code which I store in a PDS. The members of my PDS are 80 characters as is my screen display. But I can only see 72 columns of my member on the screen(instead of the full 80). This is because the first 8 characters on my screen are used for column numbering (6 spaces) and two blanks.

I apologize if this isn't making any sense, but my question is; is there a way to change my display settings to something wider so I could see the entire 80 character wide member on my screen without scrolling left or right?
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Re: Screen width display

Postby dick scherrer » Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:42 am

Hello,

Talk to your system support people and ask if your system supports the emulation of a wider screen (3270 mod5 iirc). I believe this supported a width of 132.

Suggest you might write your code so that it fits on the current 24x80 screen without scrolling left/right. . .
Hope this helps,
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Re: Screen width display

Postby Bill Dennis » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:50 pm

If you can change your screen size to 27x132, then also go to ISPF option 0 (zero) for Settings. Scroll down to Terminal Characteristics and be sure Screen Format options 1 or 3 are chosen so you can see more data. Option 1 fluctuates based on the data and option 3 always stays in wide mode.
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Re: Screen width display

Postby Laine » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:25 pm

Bill Dennis wrote:If you can change your screen size to 27x132,

Not sure how to "...change your screen size to 27x132..."?

Bill Dennis wrote:then also go to ISPF option 0 (zero) for Settings. Scroll down to Terminal Characteristics and be sure Screen Format options 1 or 3 are chosen so you can see more data. Option 1 fluctuates based on the data and option 3 always stays in wide mode.


My screen format option is set to 1 (data) under terminal characteristics. My display is still 80 characters. Thanks for the help, any more ideas?
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Re: Screen width display

Postby dick scherrer » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:38 pm

Hello,

any more ideas?
What did the system support people say?
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Re: Screen width display

Postby Bill Dennis » Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:03 am

Laine wrote: My screen format option is set to 1 (data) under terminal characteristics. My display is still 80 characters.
When in EDIT, set NUM OFF and see if cols 73-80 appear. ISPF hides them when in number mode.

If you browse something wide, like SDSF "LOG", do you see more than 80 cols there?
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