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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Print
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 20, 2017

PDF Print Support In IBM/I

PDF has become the new standard for output for documents being stored in document management systems. It would be nice for IBM/I to be able to push print directly out to printers like it does with PCL.

Use Case:

PDF has become a big standard in todays business for saving documents long term. IBM/I really needs to be able to print it.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 23, 2017

    As indicated in a previous Comment, there are several ways to get PDFs from IBM i, including converting Spool Files to PDFs. See for more information. We believe this RFE has been satisfied, so it is being closed as Delivered.

  • Guest
    Apr 21, 2017

    Since v6r1, we've had several options for producing PDF documents, how does your RFE fill a gap in what we already have?

  • Guest
    Apr 20, 2017

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Print
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Cloud
    Product family - developerWorks
    Product - RFE Community
    Component - Overall site
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None