I am trying to print a label that is rotated 90 degrees, from the AS/400 to a Zebra 105 SL Printer.

I am trying to print a label on one of my Zebra 105 SL printers that is rotated 90 degrees, from the AS/400.  I have attached a copy for the as/400 print file.  The label prints but is not rotated. Can you tell me why? 

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Hi Lorne,There are a couple

Hi Lorne,

There are a couple of reasons your label isn't rotated.  First off the ^FW command is essentially a default to rotate fields.  It only works if you don't specify a field rotation for each field.  Your label does specify normal (N) in each field so the ^FW command is not used.  Also, just because you rotate each field, doesn't mean the entire label is rotated.  There is a lot of interaction between location, typeset, and field rotation.  We actually devote an appendix in the ZPL Developer Manual (p 1243) to just this topic.  I took the liberty of putting your label into the Zebra Designer label tool and rotating it. After a little manipulation, I got something that looks similar to your label, but rotated.  You probably will need to adjust it some more, but this will hopefully help.

^XA^POI^FWB

^PW812

^LL812

^FO80,50^GB180,600,4^FS

^BY4.4,0,150^FT250,620^B2,150,N,N

^FD>;30061045786565^FS

^FT300,500^A0,45,40^FD3  00  61045  78656  5^FS

^FT440,600^A0,35,30^FH\^FDPart/Model#:^FS

^FT500,600^A0,35,30^FH\^FDDescription:^FS

^FT560,600^A0,35,30^FH\^FDQuantity:^FS

^FT440,400^A0,55,50^FH\^FD78656^FS

^FT500,400^A0,40,35^FH\^FDFB50V ORB626^FS

^FT560,400^A0,40,35^FH\^FD4^FS

^PQ1^XZ

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Lorne Roseborough
Hi Robin, Thanks for your

Hi Robin, Thanks for your help. I was able to create the label.  Lorne

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