Defining a workflow to print to a Passthrough Printer

You can define a workflow that accepts a print job in PDF or PostScript format and sends it to a Passthrough printer.
To define a workflow to print to a Passthrough printer:
  1. Click the Workflow tab.
  2. In the Workflow Objects portlet, click the Workflows tab.
  3. Right-click the PDF workflow and select Copy.
  4. Name the copy of the workflow, fill in or edit other values that you need, and click Ok.
  5. Name the copy of the workflow, fill in or edit other values that you need, and click Continue.
  6. If the new workflow does not process PDF jobs, right-click the CreatePageRanges step, and select Delete.
    Do not delete this step if the new workflow processes PDF jobs. It is needed to reprint a range of pages in PDF jobs.
  7. Connect the RunExternalProgram step to the PrintJobs step.
  8. Select the PrintJobs step.
  9. Click Properties (Properties icon).
  10. Right-click the PrintJobs step, and select Properties.
  11. In the Job Defaults tab, change the values of the Binding, Fold options, Job location, Media, Output bin, Punch, and Staple properties to match the scheduling properties of the Passthrough printer that you want to print on. If you have the AFP Support feature installed, change the values of the Job class, Job form, and Job destination properties as well.
  12. In the Scheduling tab, change the values of the Binding, Fold options, Requested location, Media, Output bin, Punch, and Staple properties to match the scheduling properties of the Passthrough printer that you want to print on. If you have the AFP Support feature installed, change the values of the Job class, Job form, and Job destination properties as well.
  13. If the workflow processes PDF files and the value of the Create .zip file property for the hot folder that assigns jobs to this workflow is set to Yes, add a step based on the BuildPDFFromZIP step template to the workflow before the first step that expects PDF input (for example, CreatePageRanges or PrintJobs ).
  14. Click OK.
  15. Save the workflow.
 
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