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Convert Mainframe Data File (EBCDIC) to PDF (Acrobat Reader)

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by mthead, Nov 23, 2001.

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  1. mthead

    mthead Thread Starter

    Aug 22, 2001
    I am trying to find a way to convert mainframe EBCDIC data to a Adobe Acrobat PDF format. I need to maintain the page formatting, i.e. - top of form, etc. I can convert the data to ASCII but then I lose the formatting. Any ideas?
  2. Anne Troy

    Anne Troy

    Feb 14, 1999
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    Moving to the Other software forum.

    Also: Can you get open this file from Excel and create pdf from there?
  3. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001

    I have had a search about and found that PDFlib not only compiles on the AS/400, but has been engineered to work
    on EBCDIC-based systems while producing PDF output (which is ASCII based).


    Its not cheap, mind http://www.pdflib.com/pdflib/business.html

    Now, as you can get ASCII, there is a program that is shareware, and it converts it to pdf's. Its got a lot of reading at their site, but it may work.


    and to download it, look here:



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