Setting up workflows to print PDF banner pages

You can update existing workflows to print PDF banner pages or create new ones.
To set up a workflow to print PDF banner pages:
  1. Click the Workflow tab.
  2. In the Workflow Objects portlet, click the Workflows tab.
  3. Right-click an existing workflow that processes PDF jobs and select Copy. Name the copy of the workflow, fill in or edit other values that you need, and clickOk. If none of your existing workflows are appropriate, do this:
    1. Right-click the PDF workflow, and select Copy.
    2. Name the copy of the workflow, fill in or edit other values that you need, and click Ok.
    3. If the new workflow does not process PDF jobs, right-click the CountPages step, and select Delete. Connect the DetectInputDataStream step to the RunExternalProgram step. Right-click the CreatePageRanges step, and select Delete. Connect the RunExternalProgram step to the PrintJobs step.
      Do not delete these steps if the new workflow processes PDF jobs. These steps are needed to reprint a range of pages in PDF jobs.
    4. If the new workflow processes PDF jobs 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, EnableRepositioning, CreatePageRanges, or PrintJobs ). Update the properties.
  4. Right-click an existing workflow that processes PDF jobs and select Copy. Name the copy of the workflow, fill in or edit other values that you need, and click Continue. If none of your existing workflows are appropriate, do this:
    1. Right-click the PDF workflow, and select Copy.
    2. Name the copy of the workflow, fill in or edit other values that you need, and click Continue.
    3. If the new workflow does not process PDF jobs, right-click the CountPages step, and select Delete. Connect the DetectInputDataStream step to the RunExternalProgram step. Right-click the CreatePageRanges step, and select Delete. Connect the RunExternalProgram step to the PrintJobs step.
      Do not delete these steps if the new workflow processes PDF jobs. These steps are needed to reprint a range of pages in PDF jobs.
    4. If the new workflow processes PDF jobs 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, EnableRepositioning, CreatePageRanges, or PrintJobs ). Update the properties.
  5. Select the PrintJobs step and click Properties (Properties icon).
  6. Right-click the PrintJobs step and select Properties.
  7. Change the values of the Binding, Fold options, Job class, Job form, Job destination, Requested location, Media, Output bin, Punch, and Staple properties to match the scheduling properties of the printer that you want to print on.
  8. Change the values of these banner page copies properties as needed.
    • Header copies
      Set this value to 1 or greater to print one or more header pages before a job or to 0 to omit the header page.
    • Trailer copies
      Set this value to 1 or greater to print one or more trailer pages after a job or to 0 to omit the header page.
    • Separator copies
      This value is ignored. Printers that are defined on application servers or primary servers do not support printing separator pages.
  9. Change the values of the banner page configuration file properties as needed. The default values for the Header page configuration file and Trailer page configuration file properties refer to configuration files for PDF banner pages.

    To use the supplied configuration files for header and trailer pages on a printer defined on the application server, you must specify the drive letter of the application server that the printer is running on and the file path to the header and trainer configuration files. For example, the application server uses Z: to connect to the primary computer’s /aiw directory, and the file paths to the configuration files on the primary computer are /aiw/aiw1/control_files/banner_pages/header.jrxml and /aiw/aiw1/control_files/banner_pages/trailer.jrxml. Change the values to:

    • Header page configuration file: Z:\aiw1\control_files\banner_pages\header.jrxml
    • Trailer page configuration file: Z:\aiw1\control_files\banner_pages\trailer.jrxml

    To use the supplied configuration files for header and trailer pages on a Passthrough printer, change the values to:

    • Header page configuration file: /aiw/aiw1/control_files/banner_pages/header.jrxml
    • Trailer page configuration file: /aiw/aiw1/control_files/banner_pages/trailer.jrxml
  10. Click OK.
  11. Save the workflow.
 
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