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Published: 24 Jun 2013
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Print BMP with DDS Published by: Bob Cozzi on 24 Jun 2013 view comments(4)

I have a requirement from a client to print a Signature Captured from a Topaz device.

The requirement is to send the printed document (a receipt with the signature on it) to a PDF file and store it on the IFS.

Here is what I know:

  1. How to print it from the system directly to the printer
  2. How to print the receipt
  3. How to copy a SPOOL file to PDF

However, sending a BMP to a SPOOL file in native (EPSON in this case) printer language doesn't convert to PDF using the IBM utilities.

So I'm wondering how to embed a BMP dynamically into a output SPOOL file so that it could then be copied to PDF using the built-in PDF support in IBM i.

Any suggestions?

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