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changing format of spad

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hi this is saroj.

my issue is i have to customize spad i.e set program access for computer defaults.

in a report the by default output size is 80.if the contents of list increased then after

printing the list the font sizes of the contents i have to customize spad.

please any body tell me the steps to customize spad.

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Here is how I did, maybe it will help you, but it may not correspond to your issue :

- created Z_65_1023 to write an abap list with very small characters (3 points), by copying it from X_65_255

- associated it to device type SAPWIN (frontend).

- changed action "Printer Initialization" corresponding to format type / device type, to print characters in 3 points = 60 twips (\eS60X), and 18.5 lines per inch (\el18.5). See Note 21738 - Device type SAPWIN.

For more general questions, see [sap library - Device Types for SAP Output Devices (Detail Information)|]

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Basically there are few steps to be followed:-

1. Need to define a page format (if you need customized) :- go to transaction SPAD > F7 (Full admin.) > Device Type (3rd Tab) > Page Format . Define page format as per your need.

2. Need to define Format type :- go to transaction SPAD > F7 (Full admin.) > Device Type (3rd Tab) > Format type, which uses page format.

3. Need to define Device type :- go to transaction SPAD > F7 (Full admin.) > Device Type (3rd Tab) > Device Type, in this attach your Format Type in the tab formats and do the required driver settings.

4. Need to define an Output Controller :- go to transaction SPAD > F7 (Full admin.) > Device / Server (1st Tab). As per your reqirment check for the access method and complete the settings of Output device type.

Use this Output Device Type while issuing Output.

Note :- In transaction SU01 you can configure this Output Controller Type as Default Output device. This setting will be user specific.

Anmol Saxena

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