If you are in any way considering Designer, you should vet this out.
We've used the product for years on Windows XP and moved to Win 7 with
Apparently it doesn't play nice with anything but XP and IBM hasn't really
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From: Vernon Hamberg <vhamberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 12/10/2013 11:02 AM
Subject: Re: Report Design tool to allow formatting print fields in
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
You might consider IBM's Infoprint Designer - it's a Windows app - might
be wysiwyg, IIRC.
I don't know the cost.
On 12/10/2013 10:26 AM, Stone, Joel wrote:
Is there a WYSIWYG way - like other OS's had 20 years ago? Probablynot. There are third party form tool vendors that may get close.
One option that may work better is: if the overlays are simply lines,boxes, signatures & logos: consider using DDS keywords & page segments
INSTEAD of overlays.
There are numerous advantages including: dynamic line control, logoplacement and size control, signature control, etc.
With overlays, everything is somewhat fixed.grid. And as you change printers, the ink dots follow.
At least with DDS keywords, you are placing everything relative a x-y
With overlays, there are two separate images that you are trying tomerge - it gets tedious and changes from one printer to another.
mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff Young
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Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 4:24 PMoverlay
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Report Design tool to allow formatting print fields in an
Just a thought for grins, but I have a client with many overlays for...)
different forms (Order confirmation, Invoice, Credit, Purchase Order
that will be sent as a PDF file via Fax or E-Mail or just print the PDFand
Presently, I need to print the overlay and then attempt to align the
various fields with the overlay.
Is there a better mouse trap available?
Ideally, a tool that would let me bring the overlay up in a GUI editor
then place the fields where needed, saving the result as a DDS PRTF.
Sr. Programmer Analyst
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