Some months ago we had a similar problem and found that the best way was to convert it to PDF.
At first we created a small utility ourselves, but that left out the empty lines.
That we found a utility called ‘CoolSpools Plus’ by <a href=”http://www.ariadnesoftware.co.uk”> Ariadne Software </a> ( <a href=”curbstone.com/_spool_pdf.htm”> Curbstone </a> in the U.S.). It converts database and spoolfiles and optionally send these either by e-mail or FTP.
Nice utility at an attractive price and with good support.
(I have no interest in his company, other than being a satisfied customer)
Try http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp (or just www.CutePDF.com – It’s free.
With the download you set up a printer on your pc, which isn’t in fact a printer but creates a pdf wherever you point it when prompted. On the AS400, you need to set up a printer session which points to this ‘printer’ and change your spool to go to it. Then release the spool (’6′) and, if it goes to *MSGW status, enter a ’7′ and ‘i’ to ignore, after which you’ll be prompted for where to place the pdf – it always remembers where you stored the last one you did, handy if always using the same location on your pc/network.
It is good, hope this helps.