Are you looking for a way to convert your AS/400 files to PDF?
RPM Remote Print Manager® ("RPM") has been a tool of choice for over a decade, for exactly that purpose.
Convert SCS to PDF
RPM has built-in conversion for SCS; in fact that is our reference format. Everything we do in document formatting uses SCS as a benchmark for functionality.
In RPM you have two steps for this:
- convert SCS to our proprietary intermediat format
- convert the intermediate format to PDF
It's as simple as that. Once you have the PDF, you can email it, archive it to disk, or do nearly anything else you want with it.
Convert your PCL files to PDF
With PCL files we normally have one of two routes to convert to PDF, depending on your PCL:
- remove the PCL and leave plain text; then convert that result to PDF
- convert the PCL to PDF directly; this is available in our RPM Elite product but not our RPM Select product, so you'll be paying more but have a more certain outcome for PCL to PDF. The first option works well for spool files with format "*HP4".
Archive your OUTQ spools as PDF
Once you have converted your SCS or PCL to PDF, RPM makes it easy for you to archive to any folder. Both local and shared folders are supported. RPM gives you the means to make a filename with any job data, including user, host, date and time, job title, etc.
Email a PDF from your OUTQ spools
Once your spool file is converted, it's simple to send a PDF file as an attachment to one or more addresses.
Send your OUTQ spool files to PDFCreator
RPM prints to any Windows printer, including PDFCreator. We convert SCS into our intermediate format, then print to Windows with full font and text formatting support. It's a similar process with PCL as described above. We added interactive printing support to RPM in 2008 to support PDFCreator and similar products. This way you can print from the RPM service process, but still see all your alerts and dialogs when the usre is logged in.
We can, and do, print to PDFCreator on your Windows system as easily as we do any other Windows printer.
Converting AS/400 files and printing in Windows is something we have done from the beginning.
Proven, reliable, since 1995
We have worked with the AS/400 platform since 1995 as one of the principal business platforms in the TCP/IP networking community. The AS/400 was moving to TCP/IP around the time we first released RPM, and the two were an instant match.
If this is what you are looking for:
- download the free 21 day trial
- contact us with your AS/400 printing issues
- set up your AS/400 to work with RPM
- much more on RPM and the AS/400 printing system