Earlier we were using PDF creator software to convert spool files. laser printer connected to iSeries · Converting IPDS to AFPDS and getting. OVRPRTF FILE(BOLPRT) DEVTYPE(*AFPDS) PAGESIZE(11 + . Guys, anybody know how to convert the spool files to pdf in color. I discovered that the font we used on the overlay on the iseries is not supported in pdf. it possible to convert AFP spool files to PDFs for the purposes of archiving them ( creating some sort of index over them) without a) having InfoPrint for Iseries or.

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Or, it can be isrries available to users through iSeries Access for Web or other application running within WebSphere. Update I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file.

Converting AFP spool files to PDFs

Press the F21 select assistance level key, and ensure that the assistance level is set to 2 intermediate. I have times when a user will request that a report be emailed to them, rather than printed and sent to them via the inter filf mail.

Do you know what I need to do to make these available on the command? If this is you feel free to use the Contact Form to send me the comment and I will tk it for you, please include the title of the post so I know which one to post the comment to. Having a problem when I copy the spool file to pdf with overlay. If the intent is to copy a spooled file without modifying any of the data in the spooled file, then a physical file should be created using the Create Physical File CRTPF command.

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For IBM i 6. Ron Deardorff March 26, at 8: We’re wanting to do this as cheaply as possible, since the conversion of the invoices over to AFP is allowing us to get rid of of another software spooed. Simon Hutchinson March 26, at 9: You may be able to find away.

Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF

The Create a new Java class window appears. User profile used to connect to the identified i. This will copy the text of the spooled file as well as the First Character Form Control FCFC information, which is used to preserve the line and spooldd breaks in the spooled file.

I rely on oseries the list of licensed programs to see if it is there. If the intent is to copy a spooled file, modify the data in the spooled file, and then copy it back to a new spooled file, then a source physical file should be created using the Create Source Physical File CRTSRCPF command.

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For example, if the page width isuse the following command to create a source physical file with a record length ofsince fioe extra byte fonvert not needed for the First Character Form Control FCFC: That is great to know. Anonymous August 3, at 7: Simon Hutchinson November 13, at Just using this way to generate PDF. Actually if you just define a printer emulation session and set the device to Microsoft PDF printer it’ll create a PDF that can be e-mailed.


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I don’t want to see us throw good money after bad. The easiest way would be to create a PDF file from the spool file and then email it to the requestor. Simon Hutchinson April 8, at 4: The trick is afpdss in making the PDF out of the spool file, but in placing the iseriies PDF in a network directory after the creation Anonymous July 3, at 8: In my experience today the data seemed to “float” a little bit.

In the above example, the QSYSPRT system-supplied printer file is being overridden; however, no specific settings are being overridden. You can learn more about these from the IBM web site: As I have used the asterisk after the folder name the command displays all of the files in the folder:. IBM Toolbox for Java is available as jt Thank you very much.