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Yes, it is possible. From a commercial point of view, the license is valid for AS/400 CPU, not for companies that use it. From a technical point of view, it is possible to “segment” the use of Validoc so that every company (but also branch or department) has its own graphics and sends its emails/faxes independently.

On both. As for the preparation phase of the print enriched with graphics and restructured in positions and fonts, it operates on AS/400. For the production of PC files (PDF/Tiff/TXT, etc.), it operates on PCs.

For part AS/400 (iSeries – System i): an AS/400 system with at least the V4R2M0 release of the operating system.

For the PC part, a system with Windows in NT technology (2000, XP, 2003).

Win98/Win Me can also be used for the Email/Fax Query Client.

For the printers: any laser printer that uses the PCL5/PCL5E/PCL5C page description language

By downloading from the Record Informatica website the various components of the product and following the installation steps for these components.

Yes. The version you can download from the Record website is a 30-day trial version, after which the product enters a limited operation mode, in which only some (still useful) functions will be available.

Periodic updates are released both from the implementation point of view (new functions) and from the point of view of the correction of errors. Those who subscribe to the maintenance of the product are issued credentials to access the site of Record Informatica and download the updates. A wizard helps the user to apply the updates themselves.

It depends on the modules you buy and the IBM commercial range of your AS/400 (P05, P10, etc.). Just the printing functions (Printing module) on the P05 system is the most economical choice. See the “Prices” page for more information.


The printing preparation is on iSeries (AS/400).

No. The PC component is used for converting prints to PDF or Tiff format. It can be kept off without problem. At the time of switching on, the process of capturing and processing any pre-prepared prints during the phase when the PC was turned off will begin.

The acquisition does not weigh anything as there are no phenomena of scanning the print queues or similar in search of prints to be processed by Validoc. The processing, on the other hand, depends on the number of pages of the spool and the number of modification or preparation operation on PC that must be run. Apart from rare exceptions, the lenghts are almost imperceptible times for the users.

No. Validoc accepts SCS input spools. These are standard iseries spools. You cannot process IPDS spools. If you have IPDS spool, you are probably using a different quality print solution. If you decide to migrate to Validoc, you need to purge the IPDS instructions and convert the Printer File from *IPDS to *SCS.

You can use all fonts present on the printers you use for the iSeries Spool printing part. For the graphic part, however, you can use all the fonts that are present on the Personal Computer where you have defined the graphic part to be included in the print.

No. Validoc works with the PCL5/PCL5E/PCL5C page description language. As a result you will be able to print on all printers that use this language or that are compatible with it. In practice, these are almost all laser printers with the exception of some Host Based models (inexpensive models that require the presence of a PC with Windows to work).

No. Validoc is a document management oriented product, typically in A4 format. Thermal printers are printers oriented to label printing in the industrial environment. In addition, most of these printers use proprietary page description languages or otherwise not PCL5 compatible.

No. Validoc cannot maintain a mixed system where it applies its processes for underlining and bolding and at the same time maintain the standard ones of the AS/400. It is still possible for the user to reapply these emphases via Validoc, even to variable parts of detail.

As many as you want. In many cases it is, in fact, more convenient to divide the graphics that will be applied to the print in a series of overlays, instead of just one, to manage it better. For example, an overlay for the document header, which can be re-applied without modification on other prints, and an overlay for the detail and foot specific part for each print.

The prints in question come out of the printer with a very small font due to the application of the “*COR” value to the PAGRTT parameter of the printer file. You could get better results already by intervening on this parameter (trying to apply *AUTO instead of *COR) without using Validoc. However Validoc certainly solves the problem thanks to the possibility of applying the size of the font and the line spacing that you prefer to print with and ensuring that that is the size that will actually be used in print.

By using the “Designer” component that allows you to capture the spool from AS/400 and draw the graphics so that they match the print text and/or modify the print text to fit the print.


Yes. Both visualization and editing, following the standards of the Adobe PDF format.

On folders of your PC network. The definition of the save path takes place in the iseries environment and is defined by the person who sets the product using the functions of Validoc. If, at the time of saving the document on the net, the folder does not exist, Validoc will create it.

That’s a hard estimate to make a priori. The number of pages, the presence of graphics and its “heaviness” and the resolution adopted for the PDF all come into play. A single page with normal graphics (company logo and coloumning) and 300 points resolution occupies, on average, 70/100 Kbyte.

The purchase of the printing is needed only to print. If you only want to produce PDFs, you can still configure the prints in graphic mode and turn them into PDFs with the purchase of just the PDF-Tiff module. Of course you can not print them except by opening PDFs with the Adobe Reader and sending the print on a PC printer.


Yes. There are also fields for blind carbon copy and the “reply to”.

Yes, where “signature” means a text signature, that is a text with the name of the sender and his data, differentiating it in various ways: based on the content of the print, based on values contained in an external archive or based on the return of user programs called.


Yes. It is also possible to create a suspended fax for a following de-suspension and sending by the user.

By default, three. But it is an editable parameter.

No, Validoc has its own fax functions. It is sufficient to set up a modem/fax connected to the Validoc software.

Yes. It is possible to verify the individual sending, print a log with the results of the sending by period or print for each sending the sending result including the thumbnail of the fax sent. The latter could also be printed on a PDF print queue to store the sending results.


It is a file format delimited by characters that can be opened by database programs (Access for example) or spreadsheet computers (Excel). Validoc captures the iseries print and automatically subdivides it (AUT) by columns according to the spaces present. In general the result is not very accurate, just think of the result that is obtained on the heads and on the printing foot, but in the case of tabs that are very regular in shape and in any case where great accuracy in extraction is not necessary, it is a fast and functional method to extract data for PC processing by company users.