In the past I have tried to get usable listings posted in blog postings and they don’t fare well for me anyways. While I was working on getting my emulated 11/70 to print I tried out something that works out pretty cool.
I have an Epson WF-2630 multifunction printer. It prints, scans, and faxes. It can create PDF documents as it scans and has an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF).
When you print out a listing it stacks up first page on the bottom to last page on top, so first thing I did after printing a listing is to reverse it so the header page is on top of the pile.
After I looked at the first couple of listings I had a thought about creating a PDF of one. I took the stack and put in the ADF of the printer facing up. I ran the Epson scan program and just told it to scan using the ADF. For the size setting I used “Letter [L][11 x 8.5 in.]”. After scanning the whole document I saved it.
The first couple of times I tried it I was using the size setting of “Letter [8.5 x 11 in.]” and then when I opened it using Adobe Reader I would rotate the image.
Choosing the “Letter [L][11 x 8.5 in.]” setting saves me from having to rotate the document to view it.
Looking at the PDF this creates is very much like looking through an old fanfold listing.
Here is a listing of a program I typed in called Star Merchant: