Working with AFP Resources
- Page segments
- Form definitions
- Character set raster and outline font files.
The page segment, overlay, form definition and font file resources can be passed to the transform from these locations:
- Inline resource group
- The AFP resources needed by the AFP data file are combined into a logical resource library for the document. This resource group is contained in the AFP file along with the AFP document.
- External resource group
- The AFP resources needed by the AFP data file are combined into a logical resource
library for the document and are passed to the transform as a separate file.
afp2pdfcommand specifies this resource file with the –r parameter. See Working with AFP Resources for more information.
- Resource directories
- AFP resource files can be placed in specific directories that the transform program
searches for when converting a document. The user can specify multiple directories
and the directories are searched in the order that they are given.
By default, resources are placed in a
\resourcesubdirectory where the transform code modules were installed. You can specify other directories with the ResourceDataPath parameter in the transform options file. See Working with AFP Resources for more information.
\font\mapsin Windows is
/font/mapsin a UNIX environment, or the input AFP file
c:\documents\afpdoc.afpin Windows would be
/documents/afpdoc.afpin a UNIX environment.
The AFP2PDF Plus Transform must process the AFP fonts your document was created with to fonts that can be displayed with Adobe Acrobat. This means either mapping an AFP font to one of the Base 14 fonts that Acrobat has internally defined or embedding a True Type or Adobe Type 1/Type 3 font. Font Processing Options shows the available ways to process fonts.