Save the time and expense of changing application programs in order to enhance formatting of application output intended for printing on AFP™ and Intelligent Printer Data Stream™ (IPDS™) printers. Simple EBCDIC or ASCII line data can be flexibly reformatted using the capabilities of Page Printer Formatting Aid (PPFA).
When more flexible, dynamic documents are required, use advanced PPFA formatting capabilities, which include floating record formats; unformatted records with identifying headers; invocation of images, overlays and graphics using variable names in the application; and special page layout functions for XML data. Highlights Helps to solve the challenge of formatting and printing complex documents such as utility invoices, financial statements and manufacturing bills of material without making program changes. Enables creation of AFP printing resources called page definitions and form definitions. Supports a wide variety of finishing options with form definitions, which include standard interfaces to post-processing equipment. They also provide a way to dynamically change the layout and imposition of your output Enables printing of multiple "logical" pages on a single physical printer form with page definitions. Supports a variety of formatting capabilities for line data, unformatted print records, unformatted records with identifying headers, native AFP (MO:DCA) documents and application output containing XML data. Supports many barcode types, including two dimensional (2D) barcodes such as PDF417, Data Matrix, Maxicode and QR Code.