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

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mthead

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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?
 

Anne Troy

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Moving to the Other software forum.

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

eddie5659

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Hiya

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).

http://www.pdflib.com/

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.

http://www.sanface.com/txt2pdf.html#license

and to download it, look here:

http://www.sanface.com/txt2pdfawards.html

Regards

eddie
 
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