Concatenating the resource file and the document file

You can create a print file that contains all the required print resources by concatenating the output document file to the end of the resource file. Remember these considerations:

  • AFP Workbench Viewer supports all types of inline resources.
  • The offset information in the index object file applies to the document; that is, to the Begin Document (BDT) structured field. The offset information also applies to the file I/O level, because a single document is in the output document file. When you concatenate these two files, the offset information in the index object file no longer applies to the resultant file; that is, you cannot use this information to randomly access a specific page or page group without first determining the location of the BDT structured field. This situation is not a problem for AFP Workbench Viewer, because it removes any inline objects before it uses the offset information.