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Product Description

The OverView AFPDS Compiler is a workstation OGL and PPFA compiler option, integrated into the OverView AFP Designer. It enables the application developer to create ready-to-go AFPDS, overlay, page definition and form definition printer objects on the PC without any host products. The AFPDS Compiler generates the AFPDS object files for printing from the internal structure of loaded forms and data-placement information with absolute accuracy.


  • Compiler for overlays, page definitions and form definitions
  • Generate optimized 240/300/600 dpi overlays
  • Include page segments and fonts into overlay files
  • Maintain print applications on the Windows workstation
  • Reduce host file-transfer activity and CPU cycles
  • Save print development time and effort
  • Company License pricing available
  • No host (JCL) skills required for print testing of applications
  • AFP test-printing on local workstations using Papyrus Server



  • Compiler for AFPDS overlays, page definitions and form definitions
  • Compatible with IBM PPFA and OGL host products
  • Generated AFPDS files are compatible with all AFP platforms
  • Full test-printing using PageEXEC and IBM PSF
  • Generate 240/300/600 dpi optimized overlays
  • Export overlay to full page TIFFs and page segments
  • Creates AFPDS structures compatible with the Papyrus FormsFill features
  • Basic and enhanced N-up support: visible N-up, Invoke command (sheet, next, back, front), relative positioning of printlines


  • Reduces host CPU cycles for development
  • No host JCL knowledge required
  • Reduces development time
  • Can replace IBM the compilers for PPFA and OGL on all IBM platforms


  • OverView AFP Designer
  • Hardware and software prerequisites for OverView AFP Designer have to be fulfilled.
  • For use with any platform a binary capable file-transfer method has to be in place
  • File-transfer options:
    • z/OS compatible file transfer
    • AS400/iSeries PC-Support
    • TCP/NFS or FTP