The following categories are visible only when configuring a 3270 or 5250
3270 Model Options
This dialog allows you to change the 3270 or 5250 terminal type features.
These options are mainly used when the 3270 terminal is initially created.
3270 Type These radio buttons allow you to choose whether your terminal
will be a 3278 or 3279.
3270 Model These radio buttons allow you to choose the 3270 model type.
This determines the maximum size of the 3270 screen.
Enable Extended Attributes This option allows you to disable the Extended
Attribute (EAB) support. This is useful if your host system does not properly
Send OEM Reply to RPQ This option will disable the proprietary reply to
a Read Partition Query. If you have trouble loading GDDM or SAS, disable
Force Alternate Size Tells the emulator to automatically go to alternate
5250 Model Options
This dialog allows you to change the 5250 terminal type features. These
options are mainly used when the 5250 terminal is initially created.
5250 Model Specifies the 5250 model for this terminal type. A
Model 2 is
24 lines by 80 columns, and a Model 5 is 27 lines by 132 columns.
Color Display Enables the program to use 5250 color mapping for field attributes.
When disabled, the 5250 uses only Green and White colors.
Column Separators Enables you to choose the type of column separator to
be used by IntelliTerm.
Display Options (3270/5250)
This dialog allows you to tailor the display options.
Auto Keyboard Unlock When enabled, this feature relieves you from ever
to press the Reset key to unlock the keyboard. This feature is available
in 3270 mode only.
Convert Nulls to Blanks When enabled, in-stream nulls are converted to blanks.
This means that nulls in input fields that are ‘trapped’ between EBCDIC
characters are converted to spaces so the data on the screen stays in the
appropriate columns. This feature is more efficient than using the ‘SET
NULLS OFF’ feature on most host editors. However, this feature does cause
problems in systems such as TSO where the field attribute for the input
area is actually on the previous line. The system ends up receiving some
50-80 blanks followed by the command text. Some applications have trouble
parsing such a long input string. This feature is available in 3270 mode
3278 Style Insert When enabled, this option causes the Insert key to work
as on a 3278 terminal. In 3278 mode, the Insert Mode is not reset by pressing
any AID (Enter, PFxx,...) generating key. This feature is available in
3270 mode only.
Show Nulls When enabled, this option displays null characters in unprotected
fields as centered dots. This option is similar to the Word for Windows™
Always Autoskip When enabled, this option causes the system to autotab to
the next unprotected field when you reach the end of an unprotected field.
This feature is available in 3270 mode only.
Multiline Delete Mode This option causes the delete and backspace key to
delete characters until the end of the field as opposed to the end of the
current line. Real 3270/5250 terminals do not delete past the end of the
Multiline Insert Mode This option causes Insert Mode to insert characters
until the end of the field as opposed to the end of the current line. Real
3270/5250 terminals do not insert past the end of the line.
Respect Numeric Fields When enabled, this option prevents you from entering
text in numeric fields. You can only enter numbers and special characters
in numeric fields. This feature is available in 3270 mode only.
Display Blink as Italic Since it is rather hard for Windows to display blinking
text, this option allows you to map the 3270/5250 Blink attribute to an
Show Hotspots This option allows you to see where all the hotspot fields
are on the screen. When enabled, all hotspot fields are drawn in black
text on a gray background.
All Uppercase This option forces all text to be displayed in upper case.
Display Row/Col Indicator This options enables the display of the row and
column indicator for the cursor in the lower right hand side of the OIA.
Entry Assist Category
This dialog allows you to tailor the Entry Assist parameters. See the “Entry
Assist” section later in this chapter for more information.
File Transfer Category
This dialog allows you to tailor the file transfer options. The File Transfer
category is available in 3270 and 5250 modes only.
This option sets the default host operating system type.
This drop-down list enables you to specify what action is performed before
a file transfer is initiated. This is useful if you must clear the screen
or move the cursor before starting the file transfer. The default is No
This option sets the code pages for both the PC and the host.
File Transfer Block Size
This option sets the file transfer block size. The size can range from
512 bytes to 9999 bytes. On local high speed networks, the larger the block
size, the faster the transfer speed.
File Transfer Program Name
This option allows you to change the file transfer program name. This is
useful if you want to perform some pre-processing with an exec before actually
starting the file transfer or if you need to change the name because the
‘$’ is not part of your host character set.
Clear Monitor Automatically
This option clears the File Transfer Monitor automatically at the end of
a file transfer. When this option is disabled, you must click on the OK
button to view the results of the file transfer.
This dialog allows you to tailor the printing options that are used with
the PCPRINT, TPRINT, and Raw print commands. The PCPrint category is available
in 3270 mode only.
7171 Passthru Printing
Distinct IntelliTerm supports 7171 Transparent datastreams to allow the
host to print information easily. When a transparent datastream is received,
the program searches for the Printer On/Printer Off commands to control
printing. This option selects what sequence the program will search for,
either the VT100 or IBM 3164 sequence. Note: TPRINT typically uses the
Send PCPRINT/TPRINT Output to
You can control the destination of the PCPRINT and TPRINT programs in this
groupbox. You can direct output to the Default Windows Printer or to the
Windows clipboard. If you select the Default Windows Printer, you must
have a valid printer port selected in the Control Panel. The clipboard
option allows you to print a file and paste it directly into the clipboard
in CF_TEXT format. This is useful if you want to paste a host file directly
into any Windows application.
This option is used to send a printer setup string at the beginning of
a PCPRINT or TPRINT job. This sequence is sent when the Printer On command
is received in the data. The string can be up to 255 characters and can
contain escape sequences. See the section “Escape Sequences” later in this
chapter for the reserved character combinations.
Printer Deinitialization String
This option is used to send a cleanup string to the printer when a PCPRINT
or TPRINT job completes. This sequence is sent when the Printer Off command
is received in the data. See the section titled “Escape Sequences” later
in this chapter for the reserved character combinations.
This dialog allows you to tailor the options that affect saving screens
Save Mode This option determines whether new saves will append (default)
to the end of the save file or overwrite the save file.
Save As This option controls the code page used to save a screen image to
disk. Select the ANSI (Windows) code page if you intend to use the file
with another Windows program. Select the ASCII (DOS) code page if you plan
to use the file with a DOS program.
Confirm All Saves This option forces all save options (except for Capture
mode) to prompt you for the save information.
Default Save Filename Enter the path and name of the save file here.
Translate Tables Category
This dialog allows you to tailor the translate tables for this particular
session. You can override the global translate tables if you need different
translations for each session. See the section “Translate Tables” later
in this chapter for more information.