A- Yes it is possible to zip a pdf file.
B- IBM FTP doesn’t care what the file format is, it will transfer .txt, .asc, .zip, .exe, almost any file.
C- It will even hadle .pdf files. The trick is in creation of the ‘PDF’. On a PC you set a PDFwriter as a printer option and print the file to ‘PDF’.
D- Not being old enough to know COBOL that well, my question is “Can you batch the output to a third program or does anyone know of a ‘PDFwriter’ for the ‘400’?