Papyrus DocEXEC

Product Description

Papyrus DocEXEC is the statement formatting component of the Papyrus Document System for z/OS, USS, zLinux, AIX, HP/Itanium, Sun Solaris, Linux, and Windows Vista and newer platforms.

  • Enables conditionally customized and formatted statements and documents.
  • Boxes, shadings, tables, charts, angled text and conditional text/data functionality.
  • Import and enhance existing IBM standard PAGEDEFs.
  • AFP and PDF output. Full color support and indexing.
  • Automatic page and text formatting with event driven pagination.
  • High performance and fully featured 2D and 3D charts generation.
  • Documented source code enables subroutines, macros and modularization.
  • Throughput up to several million pages/hour, depending on hardware and number of objects/page.
  • Papyrus Server prints to IPDS, IJPDS, XEROX Metacode, Postscript, TIFF, FAX and PCL.
  • Support for any type of data record, format and sequence: ASCII, EBCIDIC, XML, HTML, COBOL, SAP.



  • Operating system and printer independent development.
  • Documents can be formatted from z/OS to PC laptop.
  • A single resource AFP library.
  • Up to several million A4 pages/hour.
  • Single step execution from data to document.
  • Pre-compiler technology for high-performance formatting.
  • Print the same document to IPDS, IJPDS, Xerox Metacode, PCL, PDF, TIFF, e-mail and fax.
  • Fully documented and stable source code between versions.
  • Upward compatible PPFA syntax.
  • ABSOLUTE CODEPAGE control from design to printer, fully independent of OS and printer.
  • Multiple languages per page.
  • Share application elements such as fonts, text, logos, and forms between host, UNIX and PC.
  • Direct PDF output.

Data-Interface Functions

  • No special input data format required.
  • Variable extraction from input in fixed or delimited format.
  • Any type of record in any sequence.
  • Flexible data handling with ANSI channel functions and repeated input records and lines.
  • All variable string manipulation functions.
  • Variable field structure can vary with actual data content.
  • Variable arrays for large data volumes.
  • Variable array sorting.
  • SQL interface for relational database read and write.
  • PQL (Papyrus Query Language) interface to repository
  • XML support

Logic Functions

  • Full script programming.
  • Algebraic formulas.
  • Call DOCFORMAT subroutines by variable content.
  • Call externally stored macros.
  • Variable array sorting functions.
  • IF/THEN/ELSE and FOR loop logic functions.
  • String manipulation function.
  • SYSTEM DATE&TIME function.
  • RANDOM function.

Layouting Functions

  • Hybrid page- and text-document style formatting.
  • Horizontal and vertical white-space removal due to relative object positioning.
  • Explicit control over sheet, front and back of page and logical pages.
  • Automatic pagination and margins, break and keep.
  • In-line forms in statement.
  • In-line images in statement.
  • PICTURE functions for date, time and currency values from variables.
  • Dynamic generation of line-, bar-, tower- and pie-charts in 2D & 3D in full color.
  • Draw rules, boxes and shapes with any line style and angle.
  • Table functions with re-printing of table headers and footers at page break.
  • Spot color and true color support for text, boxes, shadings, charts, logos.
  • Scalable images and logos.
  • Print variable text at any angle.
  • Invert, shade and background shade of text without fonts.
  • Format the document to 240, 300 or 600 dpi.
  • Logical page re-ordering after formatting, table of contents generation and output to different and multiple files.
  • Print all OMR and barcodes, 2D Datamatrix, PDF417.
  • AFP pages can be sorted and merged in page buffer.
  • Import and scale TIFF, HPGL2.
  • Import true color TIFF (IOB).

Resource Functions

  • Utilize standard AFP resources in 240, 300 and 600 dpi.
  • Read all resource information from resources directly.
  • Call resources by variable names and execute language dependent resource selection.
  • Windows or Adobe fonts styles on all platforms and printers.
  • High-performance printing and formatting due to raster fonts.
  • AFP outline fonts are fully supported.
  • Scalable images.
  • Direct access to versioned resources in the repository

Print Controls

  • Papyrus DocEXEC enables the developer to switch input paper bins at any point in time during document printing.
  • When formatting to different print files, each can have a different background form and use a different OMR technique for post-processing.
  • Support for application controlled DUPLEX and TWO-UP (N-UP) printing.
  • Print-time operator controlled N-UP with FORMDEF.
  • IBM ACIF compatible output mode enables archiving, bundling and logical re-printing from index values for documents.
  • IBM ACIF compatible resource groups in document file.


  • z/OS or
  • Windows Vista and newer or
  • AIX 4.3 or
  • HP/Itanium 11 or
  • Sun Solaris 5.8 or
  • Linux SLES 9
  • AFP compatible print services such as Papyrus Server or IBM PSF.
  • AFP library access.