Documents and jobs

A job is a unit of work you send to InfoPrint Manager for processing. A job can consist of a single file or many files. (To submit multiple files in a single job you must use the pdpr command, the InfoPrint Submit Express). In InfoPrint Manager terminology, each file in the job and its accompanying attributes is called a document. (Both jobs and documents include attributes that define their respective requirements.)

Job validation is the process of ensuring that there is an actual destination capable of processing the requirements of the job. The values of job and document attributes determine the requirements (such as duplex printing or card-stock media) that the actual destination printing the job must support.

A job can include a complete description of its requirements, or the job submission process can be streamlined through the use of defaults. See Logical destinations for details.