PDF Overlays Option for JES2Mail and JES2FTP

JES2MailCreate Custom PDF Documents with JES2Mail and JES2FTP PDF Overlays

The PDF Overlays option of JES2Mail and JES2FTP enable users to deliver customized PDF reports/documents that incorporate Form overlays. These can be simple ‘stock paper’ or letterhead overlays, or complex government documents and forms with secured access, custom signatures, and multiple layouts within the same document. The overlays can be automatically created using Adobe’s rich set of PDF creation tools, such as the Acrobat tools.

Simple ‘stock paper’ or letterhead overlays are dynamically created in response to specific configuration statements. Complex PDF overlays are either created or downloaded and then a supplied PREPHOST program will prepare them for uploading to the z/OS host.

Multiple overlays can be included in a final PDF document, with each page of the report using a different overlay.

The script language can be used to change the selected overlay on a page-by-page basis to create truly customized final documents for nearly any business need.

PDF Overlay Diagram


Samples of PDF Generated Reports and Documents

Click the description of each PDF Overlay capability to see a sample of the results.

In addition to the above samples, PDF Overlay can produce nearly any PDF results, including:

  • Apply multiple overlays per page, or different overlays per page (duplex printing) to produce custom results
  • Add background watermarks to PDF documents to protect against forgery
  • Dynamically add a signature to the PDF document based on who should sign it

Evaluate JES2Mail and JES2FTP with PDF Overlays in Your Shop – See for yourself how JES2Mail and JES2FTP will increase productivity and reduce output handling costs in your z/OS environment.