Is there a way to show a printer file overlay in spooled file? I need to email a document with an overlay.

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We are currently creating purchase orders with a printer file overlay. Now we need to be able to email the purchase order. (Without printing it first.) We have the ability to email spooled files. And, of course, resources are limited.

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ISeries - Spool Tool

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Check out Spool Converter from <a href=”http://www.spoolfactory.com”>

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I couldn’t see the link, so here is it again www.spoolfactory.com

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  • TomLiotta
    Just a random guess here... No. I'm pretty sure you're going to have to "print" it. The question would be about what "device" would do the printing. E.g., you can have software printers that generate a .PDF file that's capable of being converted into a proper MIME attachment for SMTP e-mailing. I'd expect that the .PDF format is the most common. You'll need to rework your mental paradigm of the concept of "printing". Tom
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  • DanTheDane
    You might find some usefull capabilities by studying the System i Navigator's 'Basic Operations'/'Printer Output'. This will display your spoolfile - right click an entry and up comes several options for output. + Check out Spool Converter from - To be more precise in answering your question, you must tell which overlay method you use (IPDS ?). You may google 'InterForm' to study a product that can solve your problem fully. - best luck
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    UPS... System mixed my comment up with parts of YuVa's .. Here comes a resend of my answer: You might find some usefull capabilities by studying the System i Navigator’s ‘Basic Operations’/'Printer Output’. This will display your spoolfile - right click an entry and up comes several options for output. To be more precise in answering your question, you must tell which overlay method you use (IPDS ?). You may google ‘InterForm’ to study a product that can solve your problem fully. best luck
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  • WoodEngineer
    We have the same requirement with order acknowlegments and invoices. Solved it with Gumbo Software tools. Its a reasonably priced tool that renders your spool file with overlay as a PDF which can easily be attached to an e-mail, which the same command can launch. Its a very good value! BVS Tools has a similar product which is also good quality.
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