BVSTools Switches ISPs
Recently in our area a new ISP came into
town promising very high speeds wirelessly using 4G technology. We couldn't pass
this up as our old ISP was limited to pretty slow speeds.
was a bit bumpy as most ISP changes are. They are also still working out some
bugs and trying to set up more fall over methods for when/if the service goes
From time to time you may be redirected to our backup web page when
our ISP is having issues, or we have a power outage.
Thank you for sticking
with us during these "growing pains".
BVSTools and Social
BVSTools 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.
have also set up a Facebook page where you can go and use the discussion forums
to ask questions, make comments, or anything else you'd like to do.
take the time to follow BVSTools on Twitter by going to http://www.twitter.com/bvstools.
can visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mankato/BVSTools-Inc/134098393278263
New PDF Functionality Added to SPLTOOL
SPLTOOL v9.60 is now available
that adds the following features when creating PDF documents:
- PDF Concatenation
- Easily combine PDF files into one PDF document, including PDF files created
by AFPTOOL. You can also combine any PDF files using the PDFCAT command.
Overlays - Add overlays to PDF files created by SPLTOOL. This can be done using
the SPLTOOL commands as well as the newly added PDFOVLY command
- PDF Password/Encryption
- Add passwords and encryption to PDF files created by SPLTOOL either using a
SPLTOOL command or the PDFPASS command.
These features were requested
by many of our customers and continue to evolve with customer input.
can download the latest version of SPLTOOL by clicking
Software and V7R1 Compatibilty
We receive quite
a few emails regarding OS upgrades and software compatibility. So far all of our
software has been tested at the latest OS release and proven functional.
Virtual Loaner program is a great feature for ISVs like us as it allows us to
set up a virtual machine at the latest OS to restore and test our software.
always, if you ever do encounter any issues do feel free to contact us.
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 (respectively).
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
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