Printing barcodes on AFP banner pages

You can print barcodes on banner pages; the barcodes represent the values of job properties, printer properties, and system settings. For jobs sent to AFP printers, you configure Ricoh ProcessDirector to print the barcodes by adding or modifying entries in the control files that Ricoh ProcessDirector installs in /aiw/aiw1/samples/banner_pages/ (AIX and Linux) or C:\aiw\aiw1\samples\banner_pages\ (Windows) and in /aiw/aiw1/control_files/banner_pages/ (AIX and Linux) or C:\aiw\aiw1\control_files\banner_pages\ (Windows), such as header.cfg.

Updates might overwrite files in the /aiw/aiw1/samples/banner_pages/ (AIX and Linux) or C:\aiw\aiw1\samples\banner_pages\ (Windows) directory, but they do not overwrite files in the /aiw/aiw1/control_files/banner_pages/ (AIX and Linux) or C:\aiw\aiw1\control_files\banner_pages\ (Windows) directory. We recommend copying sample files into the /aiw/aiw1/control_files/banner_pages/ (AIX and Linux) or C:\aiw\aiw1\control_files\banner_pages\ (Windows) directory and making all your changes in the copied file. Before you start this procedure, make sure you understand how to change the appearance of AFP banner pages.
To print a barcode on an AFP banner page:
  1. Log in to the primary computer as the Ricoh ProcessDirector system user (aiw1 is the default). (AIX and Linux) or Log in to Windows as an authorized user.
  2. Navigate to /aiw/aiw1/control_files/banner_pages/ (AIX and Linux) or C:\aiw\aiw1\control_files\banner_pages\ (Windows).
  3. Determine the control file that you want to add or modify barcode information for, and open the file with a text editor.

    Lines that cause Ricoh ProcessDirector to print barcodes on AFP banner pages use this format:

    FieldX FieldName;FieldType;[key];;;InchesFromLeft;InchesFromTop;Rotation;BarcodeType;
    All fields of the line that follow the field identifier are separated by semicolons (;). You cannot omit any of the fields except the ModuleWidth, WideNarrowRatio, RowSize, and NumberOfRows fields.

    These are examples of barcode entries in banner-page control files:

    Field2 Barcode;JobTicketField;[JobID];;;2.25;1.0;0;3of9;0.625;1;no;none;;;;
    Field100 Barcode2;JobTicketField;[Job.ID.Value];;;0.950;8.35;0;3of9;0.625;1;no;below;;;;;
  4. Save the control file.

When you send jobs to this printer, make sure the correct configuration file values are specified for the Header page configuration file, Separator page configuration file, and Trailer page configuration file properties. You can set these values as job defaults on the workflow or on the job itself.

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