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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Provides error-recovery procedures for AFP printers. Select Option 22 Work with overlays.

IBM Creating AFP Resources Using the IBM AFP Printer Drivers – United States

On the iSeries, create a physical file to hold the AFP data: 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. If a spooled file does not print due to a printer problem such as a paper jam, PSF retransmits the affected pages when the problem at the printer is corrected.

On the Printer Sharing dialog box, select Do not share this printer. Select Option 6 Print next to the page segment. Overview of AFP printing AFP is an architecture-based system of hardware and software for creating, formatting, viewing, retrieving, printing, and distributing information using a wide variety of printer and display devices.

Remember that page segments do not really relate to page margins. On the next screen you will be prompted to select the Manufacturer and Printer driver name. To begin the FTP, do the following:. On the Name Your Printer dialog box, confirm the driver name.

Overview of AFP printing

To put the PC file, type the following: In AFP, page elements such as text, images, bar codes, page segments, and overlays, can be specified in any order at any position in the page. In addition, PSF does the following: The purpose was to collaboratively develop color management support in the AFP architecture.


Click that button, and then check the “Print as Image” box. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. For more information on using the AFP printer driver to create color overlays, please refer to the following document: Type the resource namewhich is the name you want to use for the overlay.

Lbm output queue prompt should be set to the name of an output queue where the spooled file is to be created. None of the above, continue with my search.

The size of the resulting AFP file depends on the quality and resolution of the input image. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Using AFP, users can control formatting, the form of paper output, whether a document is to be printed or viewed online, and manage document storage and access in a distributed network across multiple operating system platforms.

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.

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 page was last edited on 13 Decemberat In February the AFPC was incorporated under a new set of bylaws with tiered membership and shared governance resulting in the creation of a formal open standards body called AFP Consortium Inc. This capability is called all points addressability APA. Many of the page elements you can use with AFP are special objects called resources.

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.


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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. Try to use another application if agpds.

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Document information More support for: 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. IBM i Print Software version: The first specifications and afps go back to Traditional line-mode print applications compose a line at a time down the page typically continuous form pageswhereas AFP composes the entire page before printing.

Acpds Option 6 Print next to the overlay. Views Read Edit View history. Provides diagnostic aids, which provide information that can be used for problem analysis. These image types create much better print output. The major concepts of object-driven structures, print integrity, resource management, and support for high print speeds afpdd been preserved ever since.

Check here to start a new keyword search. The resulting AFP image will ihm the same size no matter what image type you start with. On the operating system command line, type the following: For more information, please refer to the following documents: PSF uses processing and printing options specified by the user and the installation during these processes.