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How to convert an AS400 spoolfile into PDF file?

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I would like to know how to convert an AS400 spool file into PDF by using OUTQ.
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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant

Commented:
If you are on an OS release previous to V5R1, you will need to acquire a freeware or commercial utility.  There are several freeware alternatives you can explore.  You can find commercial utilities with a simple Google search "AS/400 pdf" or "iseries pdf":

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/AS_-_400/Q_24409984.html
http://www.agile-factory.com/topics/AS400-PDF/as400-to-pdf.htm
http://www.code400.com/cvt2pdf.php

In V5R1 and later, if you own the InforPrint LPP, then you can use it to generate PDF;s:

http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/ibmi/april02/outputcorner/8664p1.aspx

In V6R1 and later, PDF conversion is built into the OS:

http://systeminetwork.com/article/free-easy400-pdf-software-now-supports-i-61-feature

- Gary Patterson





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Hi Narayanhy,

Checkout this freeware tool.... easy to install easy to use,
just download and restore from the savefile

http://www.rpgiv.org/spoolpdf.htm

Regards,
Murph