At 09:11 AM 3/10/99 -0700, you wrote:
>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.
Before we all go crazy about this subject, perhaps we should ask IBM for a
clarification about their statement about Office Vision.

Is it:
1.      Being withdrawn, as in no longer enhanced, but will continue to be
shipped and supported for bug fixes.
2.      Being withdrawn, as in no longer enhanced, but will continue to be
shipped, but not supported.
3.      No longer being shipped.

Given the fact that I continue to use Text Management/38 for mail/merge, I
can't see IBM supplying less support for OV/400 than TM/38.

Although IBM has a tendency to stop enhancing obsolete products (ex:  TM/38
and older components of Client Access, they typically keep shipping and
fixing them.)

Clearly, IBM has been "saying" that V4R4 will be the last release of
OV/400.    Bruce Vining, could you comment?


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