• Subject: RE: Office Vision
  • From: Ken Slaugh <ken.slaugh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 09:50:19 -0800

The PC programming needs can be drastically reduced by getting ActiveX
objects like http://www.cm-inc.com/AS400ole/

Since I author this set of objects I am interested in how it might be
integrated into Notes. I am currently using it in many Visual Basic, VBA
macro and VBScript applications but have not had any experiences with
Notes yet.

Ken Slaugh
Senior Programmer/System Analyst
AS/400 Professional Network Administrator/MSE
Specialist - Client Access/400
Chouinard & Myhre, Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Berendt [SMTP:rob@dekko.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 1999 8:48 AM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: Office Vision
> 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
> Please respond to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com@Internet
> To:   Midrange-L@midrange.com@Internet
> cc:    
> 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
>  << File: fw142zz0 >> 
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