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Component documentation Print Workbench Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


The Print Workbench is a central development environment for creating standardized outgoing correspondence. To configure the forms, the Print Workbench uses the SAP standard components for configuring forms – SAPscript, Smart Forms, and PDF-based forms.

The Print Workbench is subdivided into the following subobjects:

        Form classes
Form classes are defined by SAP applications and contain a modeling as well as access instructions for all of the data that belongs to an application or an application process. You can use form classes to create application forms where you access the data defined in the form classes. Invoices, dunning notices, and account statements are examples of form classes. The form classes are delivered with each application component that uses the Print Workbench. Changes to form classes delivered have modification status.

        Application forms
You create application forms based on the form classes delivered. You can define several application forms for each form class, for example, different invoices for different business partner groups. SAP delivers example forms that you can use as a reference for your own application forms. You can use user exits to adjust the application forms to your requirements. Numerous help functions simplify form creation.

You can call up the Print Workbench via the area menu PWB.


The Print Workbench (CA-GTF-PWB) is a component of SAP Web Application Server and it can be used with no further prerequisites by every other SAP application. In the Print Workbench you can use Smart Forms (BC-SRV-SSF), SAPscript (BC-SRV-SCR), or PDF-based forms (BC-SRV-FP) alternatively.


Architecture of the Print Workbench

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