ISERIES CONVERT AFPDS SPOOLED FILE TO PDF

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 more information, refer to Example 7: The spooled files can optionally be converted using a workstation customizing object, which allows the spooled file to be converted to other formats. For more information, please refer to the following document: 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.

This will take you to the Work with Spooled File Attributes screen. Look to see the value specified for cconvert Widththen use one covnert the following CRTPF commands to create a physical file to store the data from the spooled files.

If the page width isuse the following command to create a physical file with a record length of bytes: 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 afpsd 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. For example, if the page width isuse the following command covnert create a source physical file with a record length of This can be found by typing option 8 attributes next to the spooled file and pressing the Enter key.

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The job qualifier, file name, and spooled file number are shown at the top of the Work with Spooled File Attributes screen. 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: Modifying the physical file member and Rewriting the Spooled File.

This takes you to the Work with Spooled File Attributes screen. If the page width isuse the following command to create a physical file with a record length of bytes, since an extra byte is not needed for the First Character Form Control FCFC: The source physical file should be created with a record length at least 12 columns greater than the page width to accommodate the source spooles 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.

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: This can be found by typing Option 8 attributes next to the spooled file, and pressing the Enter key. 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 page breaks in the spooled file.

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In the above example, the QSYSPRT system-supplied printer file is being overridden; however, no specific settings are being overridden. The parameters that often need to be overridden include, but are not limited to, the following: Without this, the OVRPRTF command may not take effect at all which would result in losing all line and page breaks in the new spooled file.

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. This is an example. Edit or remove the text that you want. Save the changes to the source physical file member. TXT to download the file to the PC.

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The command to be used depends on the page width specified in the spooled file attributes. XXX to connect to the System i system.

This will cause the new spooled file to print in portrait instead of landscape. Or, it can be made available to users through iSeries Access for Web or other application running within WebSphere. Document information More support for: IBM i Print Software version: Contact and feedback Need support?

First, you will need to create a physical file with a record length 1 greater than the record length of the spooled file. Press the F21 select assistance level key and make sure that the assistance level is set to 2 intermediate.

Type option 8 attributes next to the spooled file and press the Enter key. Use the Page Down key to scroll down 4 or 5 pages until you find the entry for Cile size.

Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF

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.

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. Find out the job qualifier, file name, and spooled file number for this spooled file.

At this point, the first spooled file will have been copied to the physical file member. Repeat Step 8 until all of the spooled files have been copied to the same physical file member. Create a physical file using the CRTPF command with a record length equal to the record length of the spooled file. Press the F21 select assistance level key, and ensure that the assistance level is set to 2 intermediate. Type Option 8 attributes next to the spooled file, and press the Enter key.

Determine the job qualifier, file name, and spooled file number for this spooled file.