In the world of the IBM Mainframe, Advanced Function Printing AFP has been the standard for years. Up to this day, the document management technology AFP of IBM has been extended to additional platforms. However, problems still have to be solved when communicating with partners not using the proprietary AFP technology. You avoid these problems by exchanging documents in PDF format. The PostScript definition language PDF of Adobe has evolved to the de-facto standard format for exchanging documents, no matter where these document come from. You can use Adobe's Acrobat Reader to view, print, exchange and archive documents on basically any platform. The Acrobat Reader is free of charge and can be found easily in the Internet and on CD-ROM-supplements to computer magazines.
Maas offers a Windows NT-based AFP2web Server, which opens the door to the world of PDF. To exchange information within the company, with your customers,
throughout the World Wide Web.
The AFP2web basic converter of Maas brings AFP documents into the platform-independent world of PDF. No matter whether AFP appears as MO:CDA, IOCA, PTOCA -
the AFP2web basic converter of Maas takes AFP as an input data stream and generates PDF documents automatically.
OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.