FormPrint PDF Add-on

Add on Software for the Flexus COBOL Tools

Many of our customers applaud our introduction of the various add on tools for our base development tools because it allows them to pick and choose which features and components they want to implement.  This allows us to maintain a high standard of quality and reliability for our base products and avoid the serious problems associated with “feature bloat” commonly found in products which attempt to support for as many features as possible in a single development tool.

FormPrint PDF Add on – Requirements: COBOL FormPrint

The FormPrint PDF Add-on extends the power of FormPrint with the capability to create electronic PDF documents and reports directly from a COBOL application.  In addition to PDF file creation from FormPrint documents, FormPrint PDF even has a built-in capability which allows you to automatically distribute the PDF files directly from your COBOL program via e-mail attachment.

The FormPrint PDF Add-on eliminates the need for special PDF drivers to be installed on the target computer.  In order to use the FormPrint PDF add-on, you must hold one or more valid FormPrint licenses and be current on annual maintenance.

Save Money with FormPrint PDF

FormPrint PDF is licensed on a “per FormPrint development system” basis, not a “per workstation” basis.  This means the PDF creation capability can travel along with your application and you won’t have to purchase and install PDF drivers on each one of your customer workstations.  This will save you money.

Eliminate a Separate Installation Process with FormPrint PDF

In addition, you will not have the added step of installing a PDF printer driver on your customer’s workstations, because FormPrint PDF can be installed with your standard software installation routines.

FormPrint PDF works with ALL of the Flexus Advanced Printing and Client/Server Solutions

FormPrint PDF works great with the Flexus Thin Client software, so you can even create remote PDF files.  FormPrint PDF also works well with the Flexus AdvLineP, Advanced Line Printing Emulation software as well as the Flexus MFLINEP, Mainframe Line Printing Emulation software.

A Brief Description of How FormPrint PDF Works.

FormPrint PDF interacts with your FormPrint program using the standard FormPrint add-on interface.  Special code is inserted at the start of your program to open a hidden window containing an icon field that causes the add-on PDF library to be loaded and initialized.  Once that has been done, the PDF device can be selected with a standard FormPrint SELECT-PRINTER call and subsequent print output will be directed to this device and a PDF file will be generated.

FormPrint PDF supports the ability to set the following PDF document properties directly from your COBOL application for custom PDF output.
  • Use Text Compression
  • Use Image Compression
  • Document Author
  • Document Creator
  • Document Keywords
  • Document Subject
  • Document Title
  • Document Page Layout
  • Document Page Mode
  • Document Page Number
  • Document Creation Day
  • Document Creation Year
  • Document Creation Month
  • Document Creation Hour
  • Document Creation Minute
  • Document Creation Second
  • Document Modify Day
  • Document Modify Year
  • Document Modify Month
  • Document Modify Hour
  • Document Modify Minute
  • Document Modify Second
  • AllowPrint
  • AllowModify
  • User Password
  • Owner Password
  • Embed All Fonts
  • Prompt Save Dialog
  • Save Folder
  • Save File
  • File Conflict Strategy
  • Save Local
  • Page Orientation
  • Page Resolution
  • Page Scale (1-400%)
  • Page Zoom (1-400%)

For more information and pricing on the FormPrint PDF add-on please contact Flexus for more details.