• Subject: Re: Office Vision
  • From: Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 11:47:40 -0500

I too lament the loss of Office Vision.  It seems odd that IBM would market the 
AS/400 as a bundled server and then offload the bundling to a multitude of PC's.

I wonder about the 'bad experience' with Notes.  We have Notes here and seem 
perfectly happy with it.  However we don't use Notes as a word processor or for 
mail merging.  I have a feeling that mail merging with Notes is probably not a 
user function but would require scripting or something.

There are a multitude of ways of initiating processes on a PC.  

One method:  If the PC has Client Access you can use the command RUNRMTCMD.  We 
use this for initiating file transfers from the 400.

Another method:  Data queues could be cool but would require much more 
programming on the PC.







CyndiB@IHFA.ORG on 03/10/99 11:34:12 AM
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Subject:        Office Vision

Hi everyone,

We use office vision extensively within one particular application group.
The users love it because they simply put an x next to letters they wish to
have printed for a particular client, and they appear on the printer all
merged.  But Office Vision is no longer going to be supported after V4R4.
Does anyone know if there is a particular release or time when the existing
office vision will not work?

Does anyone have any other ideas?  We have MS Office, but have not found a
way to initiate the call of a MS Word document from the 400. Currently we
initiate the call to PRTDOC from a RPG program. We would like to keep things
a simple as possible.

We are thinking about Lotus notes, but one person in our department had a
very bad experience with it at another installation.

Please pass along any suggestions that you might have.

TIA,

Cyndi Bradberry
Idaho Housing and Finance Association
Boise, Idaho



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