Ron--

The way it works:  You create your overlay / segment as a graphic on
a PC.  Yes, it's required.  The AS/400 just doesn't do well creating
graphics.  [Well, there -was- that bit-by-bit scheme that you could
use 'way back when, but it's like using a nail set and a tack hammer
to carve a life-sized statue.]

Once you have your graphic created, you use a special print driver
from IBM and print to a file, which is uploaded to the AS/400 (shared
folder / NT-style share / IFS / etc).  You then CPYFRMPCD ]or stream
file] , then use CRTOVL to create an object of type *OVL.

Once you have the object type *OVL created, you never have to refer
to the PC again (until you change the graphic).

--Paul E Musselman
PaulMmn@ix.netcom.nospam.com




>HI All,
>
>I am working with some AFP printing and trying to insert images into the
>spool file.  From everything that I read it tells me to create a page
>segment for the image file.
>
>How do I create this on the 400?  Everything I read about creating this page
>segment tells me about the AFP driver and inserting the image from a PC.  I
>don't want to be screwing around on the PC, I just want a generic page
>segment that I can insert the image file path in the program as I am
>printing it.
>
>I have been browsing the Red Books and the Web.  Does anyone know of any
>books that I should be perusing to find some answers?
>
>TIA
>Ron


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