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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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Start by posting ideas and requests to this portal to enhance a Power product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

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Export Print in ACS

In the ACS you have the window with the print output.When you have *scs spools you can export these as pdf.But when you have *ipds oder *apfds the application is not able to transform this to a pfd.the acs should be able to export this as a pdf. U...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Not under consideration

HOST PRINT TRANSFORM

Enable HOST PRINT TRANSFORM to convert PCL and PDF documents to IMAGE like it does for AFPDS output streams. Use Case: Document Management systems need to be able to support images being marked up and security to add redactions. Years ago I worked...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Not under consideration

Font Mapping for 5770TS1

System: Power System/Post script printerActor: User needing new feature this process is directly sending the PDF file including 'WT Sans J' font. It is very useful because customer doesn't need PC on the way of Printer.The customer is printing car...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

Smaller barcode size required in 5770TS1

System: Product 5770TS1Actor: Barcode size 0.007 required for barcode reader Description:Currently we are using a non IBM developed application for converting spoolfiles to PDF-Files. On most documents provided for our customers (for example: quot...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

IBM iSeries OS Spooled File export to Excel or CSV from Printer Output +/or

Multiple users with varying abilities need to download IBM iSeries Spooled files for analysis to Excel daily. We would like the general population who generate spooled files to be able to export into XLS please.Currently the options for download f...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Print 3 Not under consideration

DDS keyword for generating hyperlinks in Infprint Server generated PDF's

I would like to have a DDS keyword in printerfiles which create a clickable link in my output PDF file. The PDF file is generated by Infoprint Server. Use Case: In my print (spoolfile) there is a text www.ibm.com. If I use Infprint server to conve...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

CPYSLF OVRPRTF tooutq

With OVRPRTF and CPYSPLF you are able to create a PDF in the IFS. Today normal Printers are able to print PDF directly. It would be really great when IBM could provide a new option to leave the PDF output as *usrascii in the outq and not to save i...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Not under consideration

Printing AZTEC bidimensional barcode on Iseries

Scenario:We produce packaging for the biggest Worldwide online retailer.Customer wants on our pallets a label that fits to their logistic system.The label has an AZTEC bidimensional barcode in it. IS Series supports QRCODE but not AZTEC Use Case: ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

DBCS Support for WSCST(*PDF)

When IBM came out woth PDF transform capabilities for Spool Files using Transfor Services 'WSCST(*PDF)' we were very excited. Our hope was that it would alleviate our current transform solution which takes a lot of development cycles to maintain. ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

Infoprint Server and Datamatrix Barcode bug

PSF for IBM i (5770SS1 option 36) or Infoprint Server for iSeries (5770IP1) seem to have a bug regarding AFPDS/IPDS output for Datamatrix barcode developed by DDS. The size of the barcode is very small and has always the same size, regardless of t...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 5 Is a defect