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Add Original Job's User Profile to SPOOLED Files or Original Qualified Job Name to QPRTJOB SPOOLED Files

When swaping user profiles, if that job creates a spooled file, a SPOOLED Print Server Job is created and the job name is always QPRTJOB with a User of the Current (swapped-to) user profile. There is not way to reference back to the originating Jo...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

IBM i support for PDF/A-3

Please provide PDF/A-3 format for generate PDF files on IBM i V7R3.(see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF/A#PDF.2FA-3 ) Use Case: Please provide PDF/A-3 format for generate PDF files on IBM i V7R3.
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

STRRMTWTR option to start multiple writerprograms for single OUTQ

STRRMTWTR only starts multiple writerprograms when having OUTQ-parameter = *ALL and WTR-parameter = *OUTQ. It would be nice to be able to start as many writerprograms as definied on an outqdescription, for a single outq. Suggestion would be to add...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

PDF / A creation with system-i

Product or Service: Transform Services V7.2 for IBM i 7.2.0 Component ID: 5770TS100. Operating System: IBM i (i5 / OS / OS / 400). Error name PDF / A creation. Problem description and business impact Conversion of print files to PDF works. However...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Print 5 Future consideration

Size of a pdf with afprsc jpeg

When we create a PDF with the 5770ts1 product (afp/pdf transformation), the PDF size is high if it contains an image as JPEG (keyword dds afprsc) The PDF size is approximatively 3 times the size of the image (an image of 192 kb gives a PDF of 7864...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

PDF certificate

Using Info print server convert spooled file to be PDF and Include certificate (CA) Use Case: As a insurance company, we use infoprint server to convert spooled file of policy document to PDF and sent to customer.in soon, The government would anno...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

manage ttf fonts

Need some kind of operation to install and manage (e.g., check if a font fits ibm i, create IBM_DataObjectFont.rat, get the name for DDS FONTNAME keyword) ttf and opentype fonts. "Unsupported method" from technote http://www-01.ibm.com/support/doc...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

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...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Not under consideration

Add identity of Database File and Member in QSPL of the SPOOLED File to QUSRSPLA API

Please add the name of the QSPL database file and member to the Retrieve SPOOLED File Attributes API. If there are multiple members/files, then return it as an repeating list of this with the offset and count as the way to jump to the info. Perhap...
9 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Infoprint Server should be able to generate a pdf according the PDF/A standard

We need InfoPrint Server to be able to generate a pdf compliant with the PDF/A standard. Use Case: If a customer demands his invoices to be compliant with the PDF/A standard, I should be able to set a proporty in the Infoprint Server exit program ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration