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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Print
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 26, 2020

Generated PDF files in PDF/A format

When customers needs to store different electronic business documents as PDF for long term archiving it is important that the PDF files are of type PDF/A (version 1.4 or higher). Currently can only PDF version 1.3 be created with native IBM i solutions.


Use Case:

When a spool file is saved and stored via ACS and when a spool file is copied using CPYSPLF … TOFILE(*TOSTMF) … WSCST(*PDF) the PDF is created as a PDF file with version 1.3

For long term archiving of PDF files, version 1.4 (Type A) or higher is recommended.


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Oct 14, 2020

    .Reactivated this duplicate candidate to preserve unique comments it contains.

  • Guest
    Sep 30, 2020

    <<< Corrected Comment >>> While this RFE also mentions PDF versions, as well as the PDF format, we consider this to be a duplicate of RFE 121246.

  • Guest
    May 26, 2020

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. Staying current with PDF formats is critical. Later versions have newer features that companies would like to use.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Apr 13, 2020

    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 - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Application Development
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Mar 17, 2020

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a HIGH priority requirement that is important to address.

    Staying current with IBM i is essential; staying current within that software version within that version is also critical.  For IBM i to be part of clients a long term archiving solution, to the ability to create PDF files as type PDF/A is a must.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Mar 1, 2020

    Rudi,

    As current as possible is normally the best. From a business perspective is a version that support PDF/A the most important thing.

  • Guest
    Mar 1, 2020

    Same as https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=138230

  • Guest
    Feb 27, 2020

    Hello Mats,

    As staying current with IBM i is important, staying current within that software version within that version is also important. I found an Adobe document dated 2001 which tells about what the changes are between those version. In the RFE you suggest that a higher version then 1.4 is also fine. So I wonder if you have any idea if a higher version is better or the current highest?
    In this link I learned that in 2011 version 1.7 saw the light: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Portable_Document_Format_(PDF)
    What do you think version 1.4 or 1.7?

    Greetings Rudi