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Re: Problems converting spoolfile to PDF with Infoprint Server



fixed

If this is a *SCS spooled file I may suggest trying our SPLTOOL utility at
www.bvstools.com. (We also have the ability for AFPDS with AFPTOOL).

Not only will it work and be very customizable (as far as white space, font
size, etc) but you can also use apply PDF overlays to the generated PDF
document.. think of it as a digital pre-printed form.

Just throwing that out there since you seem to be having a few issues with
it. :) As always, feel free to contact me off line for more specific
questions.

Brad
www.bvstools.com


On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 9:14 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I realize I am jumping into this late, but has "5770TS1 - IBM Transform
Services for i" been tried instead of Infoprint Server?
Realizing that the release of TS1 that we're running on our 7.1 boxes is
actually 7.1 and the release of Infoprint Server we're running on our 7.1
boxes is V5R3.


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From: "Steinmetz, Paul" <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'"
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Date: 04/08/2014 08:22 AM
Subject: RE: Problems converting spoolfile to PDF with Infoprint
Server
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Erwin,

What is your Page Rotation attribute set to.
We've had the same issue when set to *DEVD.
*AUTO fixes most issues.

Paul

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [
mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Erwin Donker
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 5:01 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Problems converting spoolfile to PDF with Infoprint Server

Hi Martin,

CPI was set to 16.7. I tried changing this to several different values,
with the following results:

CPI 10: white space on the left side, a lot of text on the right side cut
off CPI 12: white space on the left side, a little bit of text on the
right side cut off CPI 13.3: white space on the left side, some more text
on the right side cut off CPI 15: no white space on the left side, a
little bit of text on the right side cut off CPI 16.7: no white space on
the left side, text fits, some white space on the right side CPI 18: no
white space on the left side, text fits, some white space on the right
side CPI 20: no white space on the left side, text fits, a lot of white
space on the right side

In all above tests, LPI was set to 8. Last week, LPI was set to 6.

I am pretty sure the solution has to be finding the right combination of
LPI and CPI parameters. I could go and try every possible combination and
see if any will work, but I rather understand what I am doing and change
something because I know why.

I was under the assumption that LPI would effect the vertical side (long
side) of the paper and CPI would effect the horizontal side (short side).
Seeing my test results, that assumption was wrong and both parameters
effect the width of the text. Could someone explain to me how LPI and CPI
work and what their effects are on placing text on a paper (or PDF for
that matter)?

TIA,
Regards,
Erwin Donker


Booth Martin <booth@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 8-4-2014 10:01 >>>
Can you also change your CPI parameter, perhaps to 12?

On 4/8/2014 2:39 AM, Erwin Donker wrote:
Hi all,

Last week I asked a question about Infoprint Server cutting off the text
on a spooled file when converting to PDF. Thanks to suggestions from this
list I managed to fix this problem by changing the LPI parameter on the
printerfile.

I now have a problem with the left margin however. Before changing the
LPI the PDF had some white space to the left of the text, but after
changing the LPI this white space has disappeared and the text is now
printed directly to the edge of the paper.

Someone suggested setting the page rotation to *AUTO, but I already had
this parameter set to *AUTO. I tried setting "align" to both *YES and *NO
but both options had no effect. I also tried setting a left margin myself
(frontmgn 1 1), but apparently this gets overruled and had (again) no
effect.

Does anyone have any other suggestions as to what I can do to get my
white space back (and still not have the text cut off of course).

Regards,
Erwin Donker



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