MakeAFP Formatter

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Font Support

Supports 240/300/480/600 dpi ASCII/EBCDIC/DBCS-PC (BIG5, GBK, SJIS, KSC)/DBCS- HOST AFP raster fonts and AFP FOCA outline fonts.

Supports TrueType, TrueType Collection, and OpenType Fonts directly for the new generation of AFP printing systems.

Image and Overlay

Supports AFP FS10 & FS11 monochrome and FS42 & FS45 color page segments.

Allows changing of color on the monochrome AFP page segment.

Supports data-objects (such as EPS, GIF, JPEG, PDF, TIFF, etc) for the new generation of AFP printing systems.

Imports over 20 popular raster image formats, AFP images, and AFP graphic objects and places at dynamic positions.

Includes AFP overlays, page-segments, and data-objects at variable positions dynamically.

Vector Graphic and Drawing

Supports all of the AFP GOCA graphic functions, allows plotting of color graphic box, line, filler, marker, ellipse, arc, etc.

Supports 1D and 2D business bar-chart, pie-chart, line-chart, stack-bar-chart, and polar-chart by the color GOCA graphics.

Supports legacy fixed or variable size line, box, and STANDARD, SCREEN, LED shading patterns in a monochrome color.

Color Management

Associates AFP CMR (Color Management Resource) with the AFP pages, overlays, barcodes, GOCA graphics, and data-object images in a specific color process-mode.

Associates the color rendering intent with the pages, overlays, GOCA graphics, data-object images.

Barcode Support

Supports all of the linear and 2D barcodes defined in the latest IBM AFP BCOCA standard, including the new USPS OneCode® (USA Postal Intelligent 4-State Barcode).

Supports over 50 types of popular linear barcodes and 2D barcodes by AFP drawing, including the new USPS OneCode® (USA Postal Intelligent 4-State Barcode).

Text and Paragraph

Fast align text field with left / center / right alignment.

Flowing text into the paragraph with left/center/right/ justify alignment as well as controlling text colors and underscores.

Provides ease of use and powerful functions for absolute or relative positioning.

Dynamically rotates texts by 0, 90, 180, 270 degrees.

The complex composition of Thai and Vietnamese characters are supported according to the national language standard.

Resources, Indexing, Viewing, and Printing

Retrieves and packs AFP resources and data-objects inline within AFP output documents or as a separate resources file.

Inserts group or page level indexing tags to AFP document as well as generating the AFP index object file, so that the index information can be used by AFP Viewer and AFP archival / retrieval systems directly.

Views formatted AFP files immediately.

Immediately submits formatted AFP file to an AFP print server or prints segmented interim AFP to a Windows PCL or Postscript printer with paper tray switching control.

Data Processing

Supports a variety of data inputs, such as UTF-8, UTF-16, UTF-32, ASCII, EBCDIC, DBCS-PC(BIG5, GB18030, KSC, SJIS) / DBCS-HOST/DJDE line data, delimited data, SAP RDI, XML, record ID data as well as access database directly.

Provides complementary data string conversion, manipulation, and process functions.

Formatting Performance

Capable of generating statements in big pagination numbers, such as “Page 305 of 8500”, with one-run high-speed formatting.

Directly reads compressed or encrypted input data in the formats of 7Z, ZIP, RAR, CAB, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM, and DEB.

Only one process flow directly from your raw data, encrypted & compressed raw data, or database data to AFP.

Ultra-fast formatting speed, up to 5,000 pages per second with complex dynamic AFP formatting on the Windows and Linux 64-bit platforms.

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