Changing the job information shown in the Printers portlet and on the printer console

By default, the Printers portlet in the user interface shows the number of the job that is printing. Ricoh ProcessDirector lets you show the job name instead of the job number.

Ricoh ProcessDirector also lets you show the job name or the job number:

  • On the printer console for an AFP or Kodak printer.
  • In the job completion log for AFP and PCLOut printers.

  • For Ricoh PDF and Custom PDF printers, Ricoh ProcessDirector puts the value of the Job identifier to use property in the JDF file. Settings for the printer device in Ricoh ProcessDirector and on the control unit of the printer determine how the job is displayed on the printer console.
  • The printer console for a Xerox printer shows the job number even when the Job identifier to use property is set to Job name.
  • Passthrough printers use a command to specify the information sent to the printer. The most common commands result in the printer console displaying the job number even when the Job identifier to use property is set to Job name. To display the job name on the printer console, prepend a command that copies the print file to a file with the job name. Use a symbol for the job name in the command that sends the file to the printer. See the examples at the end of this procedure.
  • The AFP Support feature adds AFP and PCLOut printer devices to Ricoh ProcessDirector. The Cut Sheet Support for Kodak feature adds Kodak printer devices. The Cut Sheet Support for Xerox feature adds Xerox printer devices.

To change the job information shown in the Printers portlet and in the job completion log:

  1. Click the Administration tab.
  2. In the left pane, click System → Settings.
  3. In the left pane, click Settings → System.
  4. On the System Settings page, change the value of the Job identifier to use property:
    • Job name
      Displays the job name for print jobs.
    • Job number
      Displays the job number for print jobs.

    To see the name and number of a job in the Printers portlet, hover the mouse pointer over the job name or number.

Example of Passthrough printer commands that display the job number or job name on the printer console

You can use this command to send a Passthrough printer a PDF file with the job number:

cp ${getCurrentFile(pdf)} /aiw/aiw1/spool/default/${Job.ID}.pdf && lpr -P printerName -S printer_IP_address /aiw/aiw1/spool/default/${Job.ID}.pdf

The example copies the print file to the spool directory and renames the file with the job number. As an alternative, you can copy the file to the tmp directory.

This command sends the printer a PDF file with the job name:

cp ${getCurrentFile(pdf)} /aiw/aiw1/spool/default/${Job.Name} && lpr -P printerName -S printer_IP_address /aiw/aiw1/spool/default/${Job.Name}

The example copies the print file to the spool directory and renames the file with the job name. As an alternative, you can copy the file to the tmp directory.

 
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