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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Click OK Figure January by Kalyani Yerra. I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool donvert to a PDF file. Anonymous October 7, at 2: Anonymous November 13, at 1: But they tend to be more of an exact replica.

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This opens the File Open dialog box. 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. By using the iText PdfWriter, we pass the document fiel we just created and fileoutputstream we created during the input arguments to create the blank PDF file in the location specified.


KJB March 27, spoolfd The Project properties window appears.

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Tim Swearingen Required product option not available. The licensed program code if different depending upon which release your server is running:. Markus During June 8, at 3: If it is not installed on your server ask your IBM i administrator to install: Claudio Torres March 27, at 3: Newer Post Older Post Home.

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

Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF

We use cookies to optimize your visit to our website. From IBM’s Suport documents: Bob Cancilla March 26, at XXX to connect to the System i system.

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: Find out the job conveet, file name, and spooled file number for this spooled file. Need to incorporate along with traditional spool files.

This creates the Java package. Anonymous August 3, at 7: Job name of the spool file that will be converted to the PDF.


IBM Toolbox for Java has several classes in the com. Paul thank you bring this to my attention.

This will take you to the Work with Spooled File Attributes screen. When creating the iText document object, we can define our margins for the PDF document or accept the default margins. 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: In my second example I am copying an existing spool file to my folder as a PDF file: This is why I am looking to somehow archive the documents in their printed form, hence the interest in PDF.

AS package that will be used to establish the connection to the IBM i and communicate with various objects that reside in it, including the spool file. IBM Toolbox for Java is available as jt As I have used spooledd asterisk after the folder name the command displays all of the files in the folder:.