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Topic: Converting a text file with ASCII carriage control chars to PDF
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 122422
From: WriterInWappingers
Date: 11/19/2004 07:01 AM

I have a text file with ASCII carriage control characters created in z/OS that I want to convert to a PDF.

I do not have Acrobat yet so I do the following:

1- change the ASCII carriage control characters to unique characters (not in the document)

2- Read the text file into Word and
2A- change the characters converted in the first step to the proper formatting controls,
2B- reformat data to fit the page (fixed font/shrink font/shrink margins)
2C- save

3- Print 2C with a PDF print driver.
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Is there is an easier way to do this process?

Or avoid it altogether by generating the PDF in z/OS (or in USS - Unix System Services)?


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