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Print a PDF file from the iSeries

One user writes, "I'm having trouble with embedded spaces with the STRPCCMD command. The following works when I type it into the Windows start, run box: "C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat 6.0acrobat.exe /p M:Blueprintssample.pdf" Thanksfully, Shahar Mor was on hand to offer a solution.

I'm having trouble with embedded spaces with the STRPCCMD command. The following works when I type it into the Windows start, run box: "C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat 6.0acrobat.exe /p M:Blueprintssample.pdf"

When I try to type the same string into the PCCMD parameter of the STRPCCMD command, I get an error that the command does not like the space between the "program" and "files".

STRPCCMD works if I just pass the "M:Blueprintssample.pdf", my PC opens the file with Adobe, and I can view the blueprint. But what I am really trying to do is to print the blueprint, so I was hoping to call Adobe Acrobat with the "/p" switch, which would get me one step closer to printing the blueprint.

I hope either you can tell me how to pass a file name with embedded spaces to the STRPCCMD, or perhaps you have a better way to print a PDF file from the iSeries.

You can use ftp to create a spool file with the PDF in it. For example:

1. crtprtf mylib/myprtf *usrascii
2. ftp loopback
user password
bin
cd mylib
put mypdf myprtf
quit

This creates a new spool file with the PDF file in it.

This was first published in January 2006

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