• Subject: RE: Creating Adobe Acrobat files on AS/400
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (TC)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 16:14:00 -0600

I have a utility (SPLTOOL) that creates PDFs from spooled files, but only
*SCS (text only, no graphics, etc) and let me tell you.  It was the worst 4
months of reading (Adobe PDF specs, newsgroups, etc.), testing, etc. of my
life.  Sure, PDF is pretty, but it's NOT easy.

I would look at getting 3rd party software.  And also ask yourself "why
PDF?".

Brad

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Myers - MM [mailto:jmyersmm@sbsusa.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 3:51 PM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Creating Adobe Acrobat files on AS/400
> 
> 
> We are doing a project where we would like to create Adobe 
> Acrobat files in 
> the AS/400's IFS.
> 
> The document created would be similar to an employee ID card with a 
> picture, graphics, and text.
> 
> I know that there are products that convert spool files to 
> .pdf files.  Are 
> there any products / code samples for formatting and creating 
> custom .pdf 
> files natively on the AS/400?  A fallback would be a document that 
> describes the Acrobat standard.  I would prefer to not add an 
> NT server to 
> the configuration to get this done.
> 
> Sincerely,
> John Myers
> IBM Certified Specialist - AS/400 Technical Solutions
> IBM Certified Specialist - Advisor for e-Business
> Strategic Business Systems, Inc.
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