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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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Use the Page Down afds to scroll down 4 or 5 pages until you find the entry for Page size. Post by Bill Howie Rodney, I have set up my logic for this process to do this: I cannot put my hand on my heart and say for sure as the servers I have access to only have the US-English character set.

Sreedhar iSeries follower March 26, at 7: Using that file this worked. This creates the Java class and opens in the Java Editor.

I do not have access to a server with 6. Next use the following Copy Spooled File CPYSPLF command for the remaining spooled files to add them to the end of the existing physical file member, which combine all of the spooled files into a single physical file member: Look to see the value specified for the Widththen use one of the following CRTPF commands to create a physical file to store the data from the spooled files. Iesries a physical file using the CRTPF command with a record length equal to the record length of the spooled file.

Walter Nasich Steve Coyle April 22, at 1: We would like to be able to search the finished PDF for text if possible. Just create a printer if you have client access and its print queue. That is great to know.

Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF

If I could attach some screen prints’ I’d clnvert you. Post by GB Free? Damiano February 20, at Now you should have a PDF generated with the spool file contents in the text format. This creates the Java package. Watson Product Search Search.

User name of the spool file that will be converted to the PDF. This will cause the new spooled file to print in portrait instead of landscape. Right-click on your Java project and click Properties.

Tom Liotta January 26, at 4: I am not so sure that would work in most scenarios I use this for conveft they are batch jobs that run as part of the night run. Have you tried what is suggested here United States English English.

The Create a new Java class window appears. Paul Putkowski March 27, at 3: When creating the iText document object, we can define our margins for the PDF document or accept the default margins.

The easiest way would be to create a PDF file from the spool file and then email it to the iseriex. TIFF files as well. I have using this since V5R4 and it still works in V7R1.

Converting AFP spool files to PDFs

Document information More support for: Simon Hutchinson February 20, at 4: Type the name of your Java package and click Finish Figure 8. Scroll through the list of programs to find the following this is from a 7. Anonymous November 13, at 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 package.

In my experience today the data seemed to “float” a little bit. Before you can do what I will describe in this post you need to check if you have the necessary licensed program, Transform Services, installed on your IBM i. The trick is not in making the PDF out of the spool file, but in placing the resulting PDF in a network directory after the creation I’ve seen a lot of discussion on this topic and I have a question.

PrintObject class has the list of the attributes you can read for the spool file. Update I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file. What I’m curious about is, since this is an AFP spool file, is there is a definitive source of info other than the IBM API reference manual that says, if I have a certain capability set up in the spool file, that it will translate to a certain set of characters in the user space each and every time I retrieve it.

I don’t want to see us throw good money after bad.