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Hello!

I'm thinking about a solution for creating pdf - files.

Here's some background information.

We are printing documents; invoices, delivery notes etc;
from our erp - system (dos - based).

We are using HP LaserJet printers, primary 4050.

Graphics are stored in non-volatile memory (Flash SIMMs) on the printers.
It's two files, one form.all and one print.all (HP Forms and Fonts Manager).

The erp - system then sends documents with macro calls included.

As I understand it the document is "put together" in the printer.

I would like to create a pdf - file that looks just like the printed document.
The document from the erp - system has to be processed with form.all and print.all.

We can print both pcl and postscript from our erp - system.

I've tried printing to a postscript - file
and then converting that to pdf with Adobe Distiller.
Works fine but I'm not getting the graphics in form.all and print.all.

Best regards

Ola
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Why dont you just keep the .ps file, you can view and print it with ghostview if need. There is also a utility called ps2pdf in linux (if you have a linux machine) that you can try.
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What about the graphics in the Flash SIMM?
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I understand that you need to keep a digital archive of all documents printed in your system.
If that's the case and you can keep a .ps files, I assume that would be enough.
The SIMM in the printer is usually not accessible to you and it cant be of any use, it is used by the printer to buffer the data sent to it.
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