I have a program in the as that when I print I would like to include an overlay with it. Right now we print out the overlay from the as then load the paper. overlay tool designed specifically for IBM and AFP printing. Other tools We are taking the PC image and sending it to the AS and storing the image data. OVERLAY keyword example in AS, how to overlay one record to another, use of OVERLAY keyword.

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Add a member for the overlay to be created.: If the form is on paper you can scan the form using Acrobat. When you specify the position-down or position-across as program-to-system fields, the fields must be defined as length 5 with 3 decimal positions, data type S, and usage P.

The overlay rotation is set to a value of 90 degrees. A record already on the display is deleted even if fields specified in the record format are not selected for display. When the ovetlay attribute character of a record overlaps the ending attribute character of a record already displayed, the attribute characters overlap each other in position 1 of a line.

OVERLAY (Overlay) keyword in printer files

The format of the keyword is: Valid values are 0 to Normally, the entire display is deleted on each output operation. If you already have drivers and get errors use the above set of drivers. This includes a Constant backside overlay that doesn’t require backside programming. Create ovelray overlay on the iSeries using the following command: Personal tools Create account Log in. Design the overlay using a PC application.


Keyword entries for printer files positions 45 through To delete any of the records on the display, use the ERASE keyword to specify the names of the record formats to be deleted. The following example illustrates the location of the oferlay using the previous DDS code. Otherwise, data on the display can be lost if the file is suspended. A program-to-system field for rotation must be defined as length 3 with 0 decimal positions, data type S and usage P. You can specify the library-name, overlay-name, position-down, position-across, and rotation parameters as as4400, program-to-system fields, or a combination of both, as shown in the following examples: The optional rotation parameter allows you to specify a rotation value for the overlay.

Create a PF on the iSeries. The overlay prints 1. Most of the time the overlay fails to create because there is no data in the file bad ftp or the wrong driver was used.

Creating Overlays and Page Segments

For example, assume that sa400 following records are on the display: DDS keyword entries for display files positions 45 through If the overlay fails to create, see Step 1. Use the optional library-name parameter to further qualify the overlay. Ftp file to the iSeries or copy to the IFS. This keyword has no parameters.

Valid values are 0, 90, and Retrieved from ” https: Directions to FTP are: It must be defined as length of 10, data type A characterand usage P program-to-system. Also create it without a member.

If you save the AFP output file to c: If the value specified for a parameter is outside the valid range, it is flagged when the spooled file is created. Consider the following additional points about the rotation parameter:.


I would oberlay up at least theand DPI printers. The last field of the first record displayed ends in the farthest right display position of the preceding line.

OVERLAY Overlay keyword for display files You use this record-level keyword to specify that the record format that you are defining should appear on the display without the entire display being deleted first. All records on the display with fields that partially or completely overlap fields in this record are deleted before this record is displayed; all others overlat on the display and are not changed in any way.

OVERLAY (Overlay) keyword for display files

It must be defined as length of 8, data type A characterand usage P program-to-system. I would create one for each application or each DPI. Microsoft Word works fine.

REC3 prints two overlays. In either case, print to one of the afp printers that were created in Step 1. The display will have the following records: By using the code examples, you agree to the terms of the Code license and disclaimer information. If this is changed on the printer it shouldn’t have to be overlsy each time you print.

If an application uses private resources for example, fonts, page segments, overlays, or GDF files not distributed with the systembe aware of the following information.