The topics covered in this episode of technical tips are:

  1. InterForm400: How to handle the license code on a mirrored machine (HA)
  2. InterForm400: How to optimize your label print
  3. InterForm400: Multi-Up – also called N-Up
  4. InterForm400: How to export resources
  5. InterForm400: How to save a spooled file

1. InterForm400: How to handle the license code on a mirrored machine (HA)

A question we are often asked : We are running InterForm400 on a mirrored (HA – High Availability) machine, so we need to know: Which object should we exclude from the mirroring, so that the two installations of InterForm400 can run with different license codes?
So the problem is: There are two machines, and they have different serial numbers, so they cannot share the same license key.
 
The answer is: You should not exclude any object in the APF3812 library from the mirroring. Instead you should insert both licenses on the source machine.

InterForm400: High Availability Mirroring license code

This video shows how easy it is to maintain license codes in a HA (High Availability) or Mirroring setup.
See video here - 03:56 min  


2. How to optimize your label print

Learn or refresh your knowledge of how to ensure the best quality of your label print output.
In collaboration with Zebra Technologies, we have previously published three short videos to help ensure you the best label print quality. The videos cover some of the most important considerations for setting up and optimizing your print output. 

Videos: 
1. How to improve label print quality See video here - 02:21 min     

2. Selecting the right label printer - See video here - 03:45 min  

3. Increasing label printer performance - See video here - 02:47 min   


3. InterForm400: Multi-Up – also called N-Up

In InterForm400, it is possible to place multiple input pages on a single output page. You can e.g. use Multi-Up=2 to place two input pages on each output page. That can e.g. be used, if you want to create a booklet with two A5 pages on each A4 output page. This video shows how easy it is to set up.

In this example we place 2 input pages on each output page. See video here - 02:10 min 


4. InterForm400: How to export resources

The export/import feature of InterForm400 is a great tool, when you want to include resources e.g. in a support ticket.

It can however be a problem for our support, either when some resources are missing, or if someone decides to export all resources in a huge export file for a simple support question. The export/Import feature is very flexible (you can e.g. rename resources in the export/import), and there a many options, so for some it might seem confusing. To help those I have created a video, that shows what to do, if you want to export an overlay with referenced images, font, soft fonts and auto download information – i.e. all that is needed to replicate an issue with an overlay. 

How to export resources. See video here - 04:28 min


5. InterForm400: How to save a spooled file

For support issues, we will often ask for a copy of the input spooled file. A text file or a screen shot will normally not be enough. It is possible to save a whole output queue, but the fastest way is normally to save the spooled file in InterForm400 as an .if1 stream file.

This video shows how to save a spooled file. See video here - 01:23 min.



16. The Modules

Embedded PDF
Embedded any file format into PDF files

Digital Signature / PDF Security
PDF encryption, password protection and digital signatures

InterExcel400
Easy spool file conversion to Excel for IBM i

InterWord400
Simple and easy mail merge for IBM i (OfficeVision replacement)

InterXML

XML generates synergy between you and your clients

WinPrint
Connect any printer to InterForm400

InterArchive400
Intelligent spool archiving for InterForm400

InterFax400 LIGHT
Distributes documents directly via fax (Batch)

InterFax400 PRO
Distributes documents directly via fax (Batch, Interactive & multiple fax lines)