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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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