Hi Greg

Have you looked at the AFPRSC PRTF keyword? It effectively replaces PAGSEG, so you don't need anything off the system. You point it at an IFS image file and even PDF - ba-da-boom. I don't know if it supports PNGs yet - at least with Host Print Transform. It does work with TIFFs and GIFs, so that is good enough for us.

It's been around since v54r, and is supported in Host Print Transform since I don't remember when.

You might use FTP to upload the image file.


On 11/19/2021 10:10 AM, Greg Wilburn wrote:
Create a PF on the IBM i - we call ours PAGESEG
Field Type Length Length Position Usage Heading
PAGESEG CHAR 8201 8201 1 Both
Coded Character Set Identifier . . . . . : 65535
(no idea why I made it that length)

Install the IBM AFP Print Driver on your PC
Load the logo/image into a Word document (or similar)
- we usually remove the margins
- size it as you would like to see it on the page

Print to file using the IBM AFP Driver with output type = Page Segment
File example: MyLogo.mbr

Then use FTP to upload it to the PAGESEG file
Binary mode
quote site namefmt 0
put c:\logos\Mylogo.mbr /qsys.lib/asthhobj.lib/pageseg.file/mylogo.mbr

On the IBM command line:

Now the image is on the system.

In the DDS (which has to be *AFPDS) - add logo below last record format

A PAGSEG(&WRLOGO 0.25 0.25)

In the above example, the logo name (page segment name) is a variable called WRLOGO. You could easily just do:
A PAGSEG(MYLOGO 0.25 0.25)

The numbers after represent the "offset" over and down - the non-printable area of a laserjet printer.

BTW - this works with any image - even one that is the entire page.


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Gary Kuznitz
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2021 4:42 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: How to print a logo in a Spool file

I have a logo on a PC.

Can someone walk me through the steps required to use
that logo in a .PRTF file with DDS?

I'm running v7r4 trying to print to an HP printer with HPT

Thank you,

Gary Kuznitz

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