IBM AS/400 Printing V

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 25 October 2000, updated 13 June 2001

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ISBN-10: 0738419443
ISBN-13: 9780738419442
IBM Form #: SG24-2160-01
(440 pages)

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Authors: Nick Harris, Alain Badan, Simon Hodkin, Jacques Hofstetter, Gerhard Kutschera, Bill Shaffer, Whit Smith


This IBM Redbooks publication describes how to use printing functions on the AS/400 system. It supplements the standard reference documents on AS/400 printing by providing more specific "how to" information, such as diagrams, programming samples, and working examples. It addresses the printing function found in OS/400, Print Services Facility/400 (PSF/400), Advanced Print Utility, Page Printer Formatting Aid, AFP Font Collection, and other print-enabling software. The original edition applied to Version 3 Release 2 for CISC systems and Version 4 Release 2 for RISC systems. This second edition includes information about the new functions that are available in releases up to and including Version 4 Release 5.

This book is intended for customers, business partners, and IBM systems specialists who need to understand the fundamentals of printing on the AS/400 system. It is designed to help you develop or advise others concerning the design and development of AS/400 printing applications.

This book is not intended to replace existing AS/400 printing publications, but rather to expand on them by providing detailed information and examples.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Printing on the AS/400 system
Chapter 2. Advanced Function Presentation
Chapter 3. Enhancing your output
Chapter 4. Fonts
Chapter 5. The IBM AFP Printer Driver
Chapter 6. Host print transform
Chapter 7. Image print transform
Chapter 8. Remote system printing
Chapter 9. Client Access/400 printing
Chapter 10. IBM AS/400 network printers
Chapter 11. Configuring LAN-attached printers
Chapter 12. Problem determination techniques
Appendix A. PSF/400 performance factors
Appendix B. Data Description Specifications (DDS) formatting
Appendix C. Print openness
Appendix D. Network Station printing
Appendix E. Printer summary
Appendix F. PSF/400 performance results
Appendix G. Advanced Print Utility implementation case study
Appendix H. AS/400 to AIX printing
Appendix I. Infoprint 2000 printing considerations
Appendix J. Printing enhancements in recent OS/400 releases

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