Output format

Specifies whether the printer is set up to print the first page or the last page of a job first, usually based on finishing or other post-processing requirements. The value can also indicate that the job must be transformed to a different datastream before it can be printed. The system uses Output format to schedule jobs to the printer when the jobs have the same value for their Output format property.

Values:

A to Z for AFP

The printer expects AFP output in normal order. Use this value to schedule jobs where the first page in the job prints first.

A to Z for PDF

The printer expects PDF output in normal order. Use this value to schedule jobs where the first page in the job prints first.

Z to A for AFP

The printer expects AFP output in reverse order. Use this value to schedule jobs where the last page in the job prints first.

Z to A for PDF

The printer expects PDF output in reverse order. Use this value to schedule jobs where the last page in the job prints first.

Transform

For the job to print on the printer, a transform step might need to process the job. For example, the job is in PDF format, but the printer only accepts PostScript.

Not set (Default)

No Output format value is set for the printer. The printer accepts jobs with any Output format value. The job is not reformatted.

Database name

Printer.OutputFormat

Usage notes:

  • To see the candidate jobs for a printer, select the printer in the Printers portlet on the Main page and click Actions → Show Jobs. Ricoh ProcessDirector updates the jobs table to include only those jobs whose scheduling properties, including Output format, match the scheduling properties of the selected printer.
  • You can change the Output format value for a printer on the Schedule Jobs page. Right-click a printer and select Properties in the legacy user interface or Edit properties in the updated user interface. Output format is on the Scheduling tab.
  • You can change the Output format value for a job on the Schedule Jobs page. Select a job and a printer and then click Make jobs match printer in the legacy user interface or Make jobs match selected printer in the updated user interface. When you click OK, Ricoh ProcessDirector sends the job to the step in the workflow whose Step restart type is set to Reformat.
    To use the Reformat restart type, you must modify the workflow so that it includes one or more branches that reformat the job for printers with different Output format values.
 
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