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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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The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The Power teams will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.
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Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.
Specific link you will want to bookmark for future use
IBM Unified Ideas Portal-https://ideas.ibm.com/- Use this site to create or search for existing Ideas across all IBM products that are outside of Power, and track all of your personal interactions with all Ideas.
The new Navigator for i does not include AFP Manager, which is most frequently used to import overlays and page segments that have been created using AFP Print Driver, now provided by Ricoh. The current AFP Manager also has functionality to import code pages, coded fonts, font character sets, form definitions, and page definitions. AFP Manager has the function to work with PSF configuration objects, as well as system and user font mapping tables.
The most common use of AFP Manager is for importing overlays and page segments. The manual process to upload and create overlays and page segments is laborious.
A company logo has changed. A new page segment or overlay needs to be created to change the logo. After creating the overlay or page segment with AFP print driver, the resource needs to be imported and created on the IBM i.
The manual process includes creating a physical file with specific settings. The resource file in Windows needs to be FTPed to the IBM i, then use the CRTOVL or CRTPAGSEG command. This process is prone to errors.
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