• Subject: Re: OV/400 Word Processing being replaced by ?
  • From: "Jim Franz" <franz400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 15:14:55 -0500

I am also looking for a replacement to OV400 for a very
small customer. They have 10-15 letters that merge data
with text, and that is all. This has run, with zero problems,
and no user intervention, in an automated process for
8 years. I would do this in RPG, but there is considerable
font size changes, almost every line.   The above letters needs to be
hands-free.They use Word for all their individual letters.
jim franz
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Cunningham" <mcunning@pct.edu>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2001 2:35 PM
Subject: OV/400 Word Processing being replaced by ?


> I'm interested in hearing what any one out there might be doing about
> your conversion away from OV/400 Word Processing.  Being a college we do
> a lot of correspondence with students so I am very heavy into the Word
> Processing part of OfficeVision.  The options I see available are...
> ... purchase DTM/400. Looks like the easiest but also most expensive
> solution (not counting payroll costs)
> ... convert all letter production to using MS Word with the data coming
> from the AS/400. Possible, and we have done this, but it's not as clean
> and precise as having the entire process performed on one platform (the
> AS/400) inside one procedure.
> ... write our own AS/400 Letter production process. We have the basics
> of this already as we got into letter writing before OV/400 or even the
> old S/38 text processor but it has no word wrap, no spell checker, no
> font changing.
> ... change to Domino. From what I know of this it does not appear to be
> much different that the Word route
>
> Is anyone looking at other solutions to this issue ?  Found any
> products that could automate the Word Mail Merge process ?
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