Advanced Function Presentation and Printing-MF 6000

Advanced Function Presentation and Printing-MF 6000 Course Description

Duration: 4.00 days (32 hours)

This course provides training in the use of Advanced Function Presentation and Printing (AFP). Concepts, AFP products, and printers will be explained. Hands on exercises will accelerate the students proficiency for developing AFP software. Upon completion, the student will be able to develop and maintain AFP applications using GML, SCRIPT/VS, PMF, PPFA and OGL.

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Intended Audience for this Advanced Function Presentation and Printing-MF 6000 Course

  • » Application programmers responsible for developing and maintaining AFP print applications in the MVS and z/OS environment.

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Advanced Function Presentation and Printing-MF 6000 Course Objectives

  • » Understand the AFP environment
  • » Create AFP documents using Generalized Markup Language (GML) and SCRIPT
  • » Alter page segments using the Print Management Facility (PM F)
  • » Define form definitions and page definitions using the Page Printer Formatting Aid (PPFA)
  • » Create overlays using the Overlay Generation Language (OGL)
  • » Use control records (IMM and IDM) within a program or file
  • » Code appropriate JCL, TSO or CMS commands to utilize AFP
  • » Use the AFP Viewer to browse
  • » AFP objects before printing

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Advanced Function Presentation and Printing-MF 6000 Course Outline

      1. FP Overview
        1. Introduction
        2. AFP Characteristics
        3. Landscape and Portrait Printing
        4. Default Media Origin
        5. What is a Laser Printer?
        6. Print Services Facility (PSF) and PSF Files
        7. Document Composition Facility (DCF
      2. GML -A Primer
        1. GML Introduction and Structure
        2. General Document (:GDOC. And :EGDOC.)
        3. Paragraphs (:P. and :PC.) and Headings (:H0. :H6.)
        4. Lists (:SL., :UL., :OL., :LI.)
        5. Imbedded Lists (Simple,
        6. Unordered, Ordered)
        7. Front Matter (:FRONTM.)
        8. Title Page Tags (:TITLEP., :ETITLEP., :DOCNUM., :DATE., :AUTHOR., :ADDRESS., :ALINE., :EADDRESS.)
        9. Abstract, Preface and Table of Contents (:ABSTRACT., :PREFACE., :TOC.)
        10. List of Illustrations (:FIGLIST.)
        11. Body of the Document (:BODY.)
        12. Appendix (:APPENDIX.) and Back Matter (:BACKM.)
        13. Glossary and Index (:GLOSSARY., :INDEX.)
        14. Highlighting (:HP0. :HP3., :EHP0. :EHP3.)
        15. Quotations (:Q., :EQ., :LQ., :ELQ.) and Footnotes (:FN., :EFN.)
        16. Example (:XMP., :EXMP.) and Figure (:FIG., :EFIG.)
        17. Symbolic Variables (&rbl., &gml., &., &semi., &date., &time.)
        18. Additional Tags (:DL., :GL., :HDREF., :FIGREF., :LIREF., :FNREF., :CIT., :NOTE.)
        19. GML Summary
      3. Coding SCRIPT/VS Control Words
        1. Syntax
        2. Defining the Page Format
        3. Page Length (.PL) and Page Margin (.PM)
        4. Top and Bottom Margins (.TM, .BM)
        5. Page Width (.PW) and Line Length (.LL)
        6. Left Margin Indentation (.IN) and
        7. Right Margin Indentation (.IR)
        8. Page Advance (.PA) and Page Numbering (.PN)
        9. Running Headings (.RH) and Running Footings
      4. Using Fonts
        1. Font Definition
        2. IBM Bitmap Fonts
        3. Fixed Fonts
        4. Proportionally Spaced Fonts
        5. Type Terminology
        6. Font Terminology
        7. Font Structure
        8. Typographic Font Names
        9. Font Samples
      5. Page Segment
        1. Definition
        2. Print Management Facility (PMF)
        3. Altering a PAGESEG Using PMF
        4. Rasterization Using PMF
        5. Getting Into Edit
        6. Edit Characteristics and Initial Editing
        7. PMF Edit
        8. Removing Dots
        9. Changing Pages in Edit
        10. Character Group Options and Character Group Library Access
        11. Building a Page Segment
        12. The Finished Product

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We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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