Tax Status Updates for BVSTools, Inc.
**IMPORTANT YEAR END
In January of 2009 BVSTools incorporated. This changed
our tax information required for the end of the year.
If you have not yet
updated your records, especially if you will made a purchase this year, please
for an updated W9 form.
BVSTools Now Using Twitter
has set up a Twitter site where you can get updates not only on software upgrades
and new features, but also status of our website.
Late this year we had
ISP issues causing our site to be up and down for a few days. Our Twitter site
kept people following our Twitter Page up to date and also gave links to backups
sites for downloads and documentation.
Please take the time to follow BVSTools
on Twitter by going to http://www.twitter.com/bvstools.
and Google Sites
In order to provide better service and faster downloads,
BVSTools is incorporating Google Sites.
We have already moved our documentation
and downloads to Google Sites. Links on our current webpage will automatically
take you to the appropriate location.
Using Google Sites allows us, among
other things, to provide much faster download times of our software.
Support Phone Number
BVSTools has a new support phone number. This new
phone number uses Google Voice and will help us provide better support via phone.
new phone number is as follows:
can call this number directly or click on the link on our Contacts
page to make the call for free.
Concatenation Functionality Added to SPLTOOL
Version 9.40 of SPLTOOL
now contains the PDFCONCAT parameter on the SPL2STMF, SPL2FTP and SPL2EMAIL commands.
new parameter allows users to specify the path to an existing PDF file on your
IFS to be automatically attached to the end of the PDF that is created by the
aformentioned SPLTOOL commands.
This feature was requested by companies
that email documents requiring such things as a standard disclaimer or any other
literature to be attached to the PDFs created by SPLTOOL.
You can download
the latest version of SPLTOOL by clicking
PDF Version Updated for SPLTOOL and AFPTOOL
customers have been having issues opening PDFs created by SPLTOOL or AFPTOOL on
smartphones such as a Blackberry, iPhone, or Palm.
The reason for this
is the PDF version that was being used by SPLTOOL and AFPTOOL was 1.1.
have updated these commands to now create PDF versions using version 1.4 which
should solve these issues.
Making Finding the Version Easier
is updating it's software with the latest releases so that finding the version
you are running is easier.
In the past the version was stored in the help
text for the command. This sometimes made finding the version difficult.
MAILTOOL, AFPTOOL and GETURI now have their versions stored in data areas in their
program libraries. The data area is the tool name followed by a V.
example, to display the version of SPLTOOL you would use the command:
We hope this will make things easier for our customers,
and as always are always happy to incorporate new ideas such as this.
This week's FAQ Snap Shot is taken from the main FAQ page located at http://www.bvstools.com/faq.html.
do I determine the version of your software that I am using?
latest releases of SPLTOOL, AFPTOOL, MAILTOOL and GETURI now store the versions
in data areas named SPLTOOLV, AFPTOOLV, MAILTOOLV and GETURIV (respectivley).
As other software is updated the version will move to data areas as well.
any of our software, simply type the command on the command line, prompt on it,
then move the cursor to the top line and press the help key. There you will see
the version as well as contact information.
The OUTQTRG application is one
exception. To find the version of this application simply type GO OUTQTRG on the
command line and the version will be displayed at the top of the OUTQTRG menu
Example of finding the version for the SPLTOOL Software:
1. Type the command SPLTOOL on the command line (do NOT press Enter)
F4 to prompt
3. Move the cursor to the top of the command display. In this
case it would be where it says "Spooled File Tools (SPLTOOL)"
Press your help key. The version should now be displayed on the screen.
FAQs can be found at
http://www.bvstools.com/faq.html. FAQs specific to software can be found in
the software documentation section at http://docs.bvstools.com/home.
Spooled File Tools (SPLTOOL) -The
original and most popular iSeries spooled file distribution tool!
Convert *SCS spooled files to PDF, HTML, RTF, Text files
- PDF, HTML and
RTF Formats retain page formatting as well as attributes such as underlining and
- Add PDF Overlays to your PDF documents created by
SPLTOOL. Add logos, letterheads, design forms, and more!
- PDF Password
Protection/Encryption to meet HIPAA standards
- Copy spooled files
to the IFS, a folder, send them via FTP or E-Mail (MAILTOOL
required) them all with a simple command
- Commands included allow
conversion of a single spooled file, or with the "Batch" commands select
multiple reports to convert at one time using wildcard selections
to use interactive "WRKSPLF-Like" interface that makes converting spooled
files a breeze
- Interactive interface allows creation of user options,
security features, defaults and more
- 100% iSeries native application!
you know have the SPLTOOL
Suite which can convert and email *SCS and *AFPDS spooled files all with one
For more information on SPLTOOL,
feel free to visit http://www.bvstools.com/spltool.html
or contact us
You can find more software offerings from BVSTools at http://www.bvstools.com/download.html