The first thing to realize is that you can’t directly print a PDF you must run ti thur a conversion program, the most commonly used is ADOBE.
We use KEYES Overlay and PDF software to add a document overlay to a spool file then convert it to a PDF. The software will place the PDF in an IFS folder and/or send it to a native AS400 OUTQ. The network programmer was able to send the PDF thru ADOBE on the network and print the file.
There are 3 ways you can print the PDF from the AS400 OUTQ.
1) have ADOBE installed on your AS400.
2) Buy a chip that can be installed on a printer that is “PDF Print Capable”. The chip does the conversion and runs about $600.00.
3) Have a printer that is capable of “Direct PDF Print”. I have found only one company that has “Direct PDF Print” and that is RICOH. The printers run about $500.00. The Direct PDF Printers have the conversion software built into them.
I’m looking for a way to send a PDF from a folder to an OUTQ on the AS400 so that I can do a reprint. You can contact me at RCLARK@RUSKIN. COM.