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  • Complete understanding of the Papyrus formatting capabilities
  • Using examples of real documents, quickly learn to use the layout and logic functions of Papyrus Designer to build complete statement applications


  • Application developers
  • Application analysts


  • PC experience
  • Script programming


  • 5 days


  • Mon 11-17
  • Tue – Thu 9-17
  • Fri 9-15


AFP Basics:

  • AFPDS architecture & resource types
  • Use of TrueType and Adobe fonts
  • Print resources and printer management with AFP

Papyrus Document Designer Suite:

  • The Designer Suite: Papyrus Designer, AFP Designer, Image Editor, Font Editor, FontConverter
  • AFP Designer: design a simple PPFA print application: creation of PAGEDEF and FORMDEF, overlay
  • Image Editor: Import PC graphics, creation of AFP page segments, image editing
  • Font Editor: font types (raster and outline), font resources (coded font, codepage, character set), font editing
  • FontConverter: conversion of TrueType fonts into AFP fonts

Papyrus Designer first steps:

  • Setup of the font library
  • Setup of a forms and graphics library
  • Using the data window for variable definitions
  • Editing with the logic window
  • Assigning logical pages to sheets
  • Defining subroutines and includes
  • PC test printing and generation of AFPDS and PDF files
  • Viewing of AFPDS with Papyrus Client AFP Viewer

Migration of OGL/PPFA applications:

  • Migrating PPFA source code to DOCDEF source code

Text document with variables:

  • Various data formats in ASCII, EBCDIC, etc.
  • Conditional control based on data
  • Multi-language applications
  • Embedding graphics and signatures
  • Reading and processing XML input
  • Modularization of DOCDEF source code

Developing business documents and reports:

  • Processing different input records
  • Variable arrays and repetitions
  • Tables with controlled pagination
  • Table of contents creation
  • Defining a cross reference index
  • Page rearrangements
  • Defining bar, pie, and line charts
  • N_UP and duplex capabilities
  • Defining a document AFP index

Outlook on Papyrus WebRepository and Papyrus Postprocessing/Document Pool:

  • Developing documents in a Correspondence Solution
  • Managing Resources in Papyrus WebRepository
  • Additional functionality of Papyrus Designer/DocEXEC for output management


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Cancellation of the course is free of charge up to two weeks before the course date. After that, the full fee for the course applies.

We would like to point out that workshops might be postponed due to low registration and recommend taking this into account when arranging your flight schedule. Please note that all our prices are quoted net and do not include local taxes.

Course guides (DVD or download) are included in the price. All prices are excluding tax. Terms and conditions for ISIS Papyrus Services apply.