This document discusses an issue where *AFPDS spooled files go to HLD (Held) status with message CPI “Writer &1 cannot re-direct file. The Advance Function Presentation data stream is now an open architecture managed by the AFP Consortium. Replacement products, which. Receiving resources and AFPDS data sent to network files Specifying AFP resources Specifying a form definition

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Recent versions of the driver may be called the Infoprint AFP printer driver. On the operating ihm command line, type the following: To begin the FTP, do the following:.

Overview of AFP printing

On the iSeries, create a physical file to hold the AFP data: Specify, for example, Y: The name must follow standard iSeries member naming convention, and the extension must be. Press the Enter key. This video shows the various steps involved with installing and configuring the AFP Printer driver, and shows how to create and test overlays.

United States English English. When the Add Printer Wizard pops up, click Next.

On the Local or Network Printer dialog box, choose Local Printer and uncheck the option ibn automatically detect. On the next screen you will be prompted to select the Manufacturer and Printer driver name. If you see them, choose the one that matches the output you wish to create. Click Nextand proceed to Step 6. You can cancel out igm choose to install the drivers using the Selective Setup utility or downloaded from the following Rochester Support Center knowledgebase document.

For more information, please refer to the following documents: On the Name Your Printer dialog box, confirm the driver name. You will be asked if you want this driver to be the Windows default printer. On the Printer Sharing dialog box, select Do not share this printer.

On the Print Test Page dialog box, select No. If you are creating a custom electronic form like a purchase order or invoice that is tailored for your business, you will want to use an application which lets you draw lines and boxes and include text.

Typically, full page editing applications like word processors are best at this. If you are creating an af;ds form that is an industry standard form, like a government tax form, look for an electronic version of the form to use to create your overlay. Many government forms are available in PDF format online, and the overlay will be of much higher quality if printed through Adobe Acrobat Reader to the IBM AFP driver than if you scan in the form and print it as an image from an imaging application.


Keywords that require AFP(*YES) in printer device descriptions

If you are designing a logo, keep the following in mind. The output that is sent to the IBM AFP driver is dependant on your imaging application, so you may want to try printing from different applications to see how it looks.

For more information on using the AFP printer driver to create color overlays, please refer to the following document: Picture editing applications often do not have the layout options necessary to format a printout. This will cause your overlays and page segments to position incorrectly or be sfpds.

Try to use another application if possible. JPEG images, while typically the most commonly used, are lossy image formats, meaning that they do not store an image precisely, but rather try to save space by grouping similarly colored areas of the image. This makes the file smaller, but of low quality when printed. These image types create much better print output.

The adpds AFP image will be the same size no matter what image type you start with. The size of the resulting AFP file depends on the quality and resolution of the input image. If you wish to create as high quality an image as possible, make your input image match the resolution of your AFP driver.

Advanced Function Presentation – Wikipedia

If printing from Adobe Reader, there is an “Advanced” button on the print dialog. Click that button, and then check the “Print as Image” box. If the resulting data is truncated halfway across the page, try going to the Clip Limits of the AFP driver, select ‘Unprintable Area”, and set the left and right unprintable area to 0.

Ensure that your Output type matches your desired output. If you leave it at Document it will not work. If you are creating an overlay that will printing on 8. To better control your margins, you can click on Clip Limits and change the default 0. This will allow your image to print as far to the left and top as possible, and will allow you to define your image margins from your application rather than relying on the driver.


If you are creating a page segment, ensure that you select the Output Type of page segment and then click Clip Limits to bring up those options as well. The Help dialog boxes will help you decide how to best clip your image.

Remember that page segments do not really relate to page margins. The Clip Limits are really specifying that the AFP driver is selectively choosing which portion of the printed document or image will be used ibk the page segment. Again, the Help text is very valuable for making clipping decisions. If Print Text as Graphics is set to On, any text included in your overlay or Page Segment will be converted to an image.

This is what you want. If you select Off for this option, your printed output will ibk not match your Windows application. Save time by leaving this set to On.

Automated transfer with AFP Manager 1.

In the bottom-right panel click on the import option for the resource type you wish to create Overlays or Page Segments. Browse for the source file name, which is the name of the file that you generated when you “printed” through the IBM AFP printer driver from your Windows application.

Type the resource namewhich is the name you want to use for the overlay. Browse for the library where you want the resource stored. Once the Import dialog box has disappeared, verify that the object has been created. To begin the FTP, do the following: At the DOS prompt, type the following: To change to binary, type the following: To change to the library where the physical file is in the operating system, type the following: To change to the directory on the PC where PC is located, type the following: To put the PC file, type the following: Select Option 22 Work with overlays.

Select Option 6 Print next to the overlay. The output queue prompt should be set to the name of an output queue where the spooled file is to be created. Select Option 23 Work with page segments.

Select Option 6 Print next to the page segment. Document information More support for: IBM i Print Software version: Contact and feedback Need support?

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