Mainframe PS to PDF

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Dear all, How can a mainframe dataset converted into portable document format(pdf)? Is this possible? Any site deals for this conversion process? A reply would be helpful. Thanks.

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You do not talk about why you want to do this conversion. Suppose you have old documentation saved as old fashioned physical sequential files on the mainframe and you want to convert them to pdf to publish in your library in the intranet.
There are many ways to do it:
- ftp them, open it with OpenOffice, save as PDF
- ftp the file, by a tool from Adobe (Framemaker, Destiller), open the file with the tool and save it as PDF
- write your own program (for example, in java using <a href=”http://www.lowagie.com/iText/”>iText </a>) and convert it.
Good luck!

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There are products available to do this – convert a mainframe file (probably a report) to PDF format. for example XMITIP. www.lbdsoftware.com/

Steve

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  • Lxkarry16
    i think it's possible. you just open it,use simpo pdf creator, goto file,select simpo pdf creayor to print that file, then your file will turn into pdf fotmat.
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  • MAINFRAMESDB2
    HI IAM VARDHAN. IF U WANT TO CONVERT MAINFRAMES JOB/CODE INTO PDF.FIRST INSTALL PDF CREATOR IN UR SYSTEM . THEN GOTO FILE TAB IN UR MAINFRAMES.AND CLICK COPYRIGHT OPTION , AUTOMATICALLY PDF INSTALLER ASKS U TO SAVE OR CANCEL THE PAGE.CLICK SAVE OPTION. AND THE FILE IS GET CONVERTED INTO PDF. FURTHER IF U WANT TO OPEN FILE IN WORD,THEN CONVERT IT INTO MSWORD BY USING PDF2WORD SOFTWARE. KKK
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  • DhanushM

    Hi Dude,

    By means of mainframe SAS we can convert. Since my company donesnt want to pay much for SAS (Aroud $500000 a year), they want other approches. Please let me know if any one knows any betters tools.

    Note: The MF DS is created at the end of job run and it will be dynamic.

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  • DhanushM
    It is possible by MF SAS. I did this for my company.
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