Print format support in RPM
Over the years as people have used RPM Remote Print Manager® ("RPM"), they have provided us feedback on the problems they were seeking to solve with our product. Accordingly, we have adopted a number of input formats which we can read natively and process into a distinct output format. For instance, we can take SCS files from an AS/400 and, since we understand SCS, we know what the output is supposed to look like--and we can produce PDF files which match the expected output. It's more than a simple EBCDIC translation when it comes to SCS.
RPM provides robust handling of a number of text formats for those seeking to preserve the characteristics of their original print jobs, whether they are printing to Windows printers or converting to PDF or other formats.
|Plain text||Carriage return denotes a new line segment
Backspace denotes overstrike or bold
|ASA||All ASA commands are supported|
|SCS||Nearly all SCS commands are supported, except super script, sub script and binary pass-through|
|PCL||Simple PCL can be converted to plain text
PCL in general can be converted to PDF, PostScript, and common image formats
|PDF is commonly attached to an email or archived to disk, though it is possible to print as well
PDF is also ready to import into many document management systems
|Plain text||It's still common to convert to plain text, for instance for check writing systems|
|PCL||RPM converts to PCL to drive printers directly|
|Image, e.g. TIFF||TIFF files are commonly imported into document management systems|
|HTML||Some of our financial customers archive a copy of their print jobs to HTML|