AFP data standards and requirements

The AFP data standard for AFP document processing features defines general characteristics of AFP print data.

  • Each document in an AFP file must be bounded by Begin Named Group (BNG) and End Named Group (ENG) structured fields.
  • Each document in an AFP file must use one or more Tagged Logical Element (TLE) structured fields to identify the document and its properties. These are often called index tags.
  • The AFP file must conform to certain formatting rules so that text, barcode, and cover block enhancements can be added to its documents.
  • AFP resources including fonts, form definitions, page segments, and overlays must be included as an inline resource group or as external files in the resource path. External resource groups are not supported.
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