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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For example, if the page width isuse the following command to create a source physical file with a record length ofsince an extra byte is not needed for the First Character Form Control FCFC: In the above example, the QSYSPRT system-supplied printer file is being overridden; however, no specific settings are being overridden.
This extra byte will be used for a First Character Form Control or FCFC character which will preserve the line spacing and page breaks in the spooled file. During this process, many businesses want to use the existing code to reach the afpde faster.
Converting AFP spool files to PDFs
Since 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, a source physical file should be created using the Create Source Physical File CRTSRCPF command.
Juan Dragone March 26, at 8: KJB Ro 27, at One oft-requested functionality is accessing the spool files as a PDF in the Web browser.
The New Acpds package dialog appears. Ben Leon March 26, at 9: Anonymous November 13, at 1: 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.
This will take you to the Work with Spooled File Attributes screen. Post by Walter Nasich look at this article http: This adds the external. Have you tried what is suggested here Bill Post by Walter Nasich look at this article http: 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.
In my experience today the data seemed to “float” a little bit. Document spopled More support for: IBM Toolbox for Java has several classes in the com.
I have received several communications informing me that you can afpda the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file. Just using this way to generate PDF.
Display Object Links Directory. Type Option 8 attributes next to the spooled file, and press the Enter key. Without this, the OVRPRTF command may not take effect at all which convetr result in losing all line and page breaks in the new spooled file.
Press the F21 select assistance level key, and ensure that the assistance level is set to 2 intermediate. The spooled files can optionally be converted using a workstation customizing object, which allows the spooled file to be converted to other flle.
Creating PDF files from spool files | – From AS to IBM i
The source physical file should be created with a record length at least 13 columns greater than the page width to accommodate not only the First Character Form Control FCFC byte, but also the source sequence number which contains 6 bytes and the date which contains 6 bytes which exist on each line of text in the source physical file member.
This takes you to the Work with Spooled File Attributes screen. IBM i Print Software version: