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Cobol Form Design and Printing

Cobol Form Design and Printing

Cobol Form Design and Printing

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I am looking for a quicker way to design and print forms.  I have been using an old program to create a pcl file (lines, boxes, etc) and then merge data to it - although it works well, I am looking for something quicker and cleaner, even a way to create PDF files.  Currently using MF Liant Cobol.

RE: Cobol Form Design and Printing

I think Crystal Reports is the best way to go. You can do almost anything with it.

Another tool would be RPVReports (http://rpvsoftware.com), but I haven't tried it.

RE: Cobol Form Design and Printing

Have never used cobol for designing and printing forms. I used a product called SQR (still used by peoplesoft) to create and print forms using embedded PCL language commands for high graphics. I used this product to print checks (micr), signatures, logos, forms for open enrollment and many more. One thing I liked about this product is it's ability to open different databases such as db2, oracle, sybase at the same time while performing complex SQL programming. It is also highly portable between servers and windows environment.

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