You can use any of these IBM products with PSF for z/OS®:
AFP™ Font Collection (Program Number 5648-B33) contains a wide selection of outline and raster AFP fonts.
AFP Printer Driver
AFP Printer Driver runs on a Windows® workstation and creates output in
AFP format to allow printing on any of IBM's AFP printers controlled by
PSF for z/OS.
AFP Toolbox (Program Number 5655-A25) assists application programmers
in formatting printed output. Without requiring knowledge of the AFP
data stream, AFP Toolbox provides access to sophisticated AFP functions
through a callable C, C++, or COBOL interface.
AFP Viewer plug-in
runs on a Windows workstation and displays documents that are in AFP
format, such as documents downloaded from the z/OS host or from Web
documents. The AFP Viewer plug-in requires Netscape Navigator (Version
3.01 or later) or Microsoft® Internet Explorer (Version 3.01, Level
4.70.1215 or later). You can download the AFP Viewer plug-in for the
version of Windows you are using.
Content Manager OnDemand
(Program Numbers 5655-A88 and 5724-J33) is an IBM licensed, Web-enabled
program that lets you automatically capture, index, archive, search,
retrieve, present, and reproduce stored computer-generated documents
and other business-related data. Content Manager OnDemand supports
several types of report file data streams, including MO:DCA-P data
streams that contain line data mixed with AFP structured fields and
line data formatted with a page definition. Content Manager OnDemand
runs on z/OS, i5/OS, AIX 5L, Windows.
Document Composition Facility (DCF)
(Program Number 5748-XX9) is an IBM licensed, text-processing program
that you can use to create large, complex, printed documents. DCF
contains a text formatter, SCRIPT/VS, that can process documents that
include SCRIPT/VS control words and Generalized Markup Language (GML)
tags, along with the text. DCF lets you add navigation information to
your document and then retrieve it with AFP Workbench. DCF also
supports HTML through a transform. DCF runs on z/OS.
contains a wide selection of outline AFP fonts. It is the recommended
source of AFP fonts for printing with PSF if you do not need raster
fonts. Infoprint® Fonts is available as Infoprint Fonts for z/OS
(Program Number 5648-E76) or Infoprint Fonts for Multiplatforms
(Program Number 5648-E77), which has two optional features related to
TrueType and OpenType fonts:
- The WorldType Fonts for AFP Print Servers feature contains TrueType and OpenType fonts.
- The Font Installer for AFP Systems feature is required to use TrueType and OpenType fonts.
is an optional feature of z/OS. It can send print commands and files to
printers that support PCL, PostScript®, or to some printers with
proprietary formats such as Xerox LCDS and metacode. Infoprint Server
can accept print requests from remote workstations on a TCP/IP network,
from z/OS UNIX® System Services or Linux® for z/OS, from batch
applications, and from VTAM® applications such as CICS® or IMS™. Print
jobs and printers can be managed from a Web-based graphical user
interface that permits management of both AFP (PSF-driven) and non-AFP
products provide transforms that can be automatically accessed by
Infoprint Server to convert print output from one format to another.
Infoprint Transforms to AFP V2.1 for z/OS can convert PCL,
PostScript, PDF or SAP R3 output into AFP format so you can print them
on AFP printers controlled by PSF. Three of these products can
transform AFP output into PCL, PostScript or PDF formats, including
encryption of PDF documents while transforming for secure delivery as
e-mail or on a Web site or portal. Infoprint Coaxial Printer Support is
a product that lets you drive VTAM-controlled printers. Each of these
products is available separately.
Infoprint XT Extender for z/OS
(Program Number 5688-191) is an IBM licensed program that converts
Xerox applications to AFP without rewriting existing applications,
supports multiple printer technologies, and lowers the cost of print
operations management. By combining Infoprint XT Extender with
Infoprint Server and other z/OS offerings, you can accept input in many
data streams and formats.
Overlay Generation Language (OGL)
(Program Number 5688-191) is an IBM licensed program you can use to
create and modify electronic versions of your preprinted forms, called
overlays. After you create an overlay, OGL can store it in a resource
library. You can then include the overlay with your form definition to
print up to 254 different overlays on a side of paper. OGL runs on
z/OS, VM, and VSE.
Page Printer Formatting Aid (PPFA)
(Program Number 5688-190) Save the time and expense of changing
application programs, use PPFA to turn unformatted or simply formatted
EBCDIC or ASCII line data into versatile, AFP electronic documents.
Where more flexible, dynamic documents are required, advanced PPFA
formatting capabilities and special page layout functions for XML data
can be used.
System Display and Search Facility (SDSF)
(Program Number 5694-A01), an optional feature of z/OS, provides you
with information to monitor, manage, and control jobs, printers,
queues, and resources in a JES2 system.