printer-start-sheet

Identifies the type of start sheet that this printer device uses.

GUI label

Start sheet

DSS

AIX, CUPS, PSF, IPP, Passthrough

Type

Resettable, single-valued

Allowed Values

You can enter the name of any auxiliary sheet object. For PSF only, you can enter an identifier of an auxiliary-sheet object. The supplied auxiliary sheet objects include:

Fixed Value DSS Explanation
accounting-log PSF This value is technically valid, but should not be used for start sheets.
blank PSF The start sheet is blank.
brief AIX, CUPS, PSF, IPP, Passthrough

For AIX, IPP, Passthrough, and PSF the start sheet style is brief.

For CUPS the start sheet style is standard

full AIX, CUPS, PSF, IPP, Passthrough

For AIX, IPP, Passthrough, and PSF the start sheet style is full.

For CUPS the start sheet style is standard

job-ticket PSF The job ticket is printed on the start sheet.
none AIX, CUPS, PSF, IPP, Passthrough No start sheet prints.
filename IPP, Passthrough The location of a customized auxiliary sheet template.
64xx PSF The start sheet style is for the 64xx and 6500 printers.

Default Value

AIX, IPP, Passthrough
full
CUPS
none
PSF (standard InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI and command line)
full
PSF (basic InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI)
job-ticket

Usage Guidelines

  • PSF actual destinations can use auxiliary-sheet objects if they have valid psf-exit-xxx values. AIX actual destinations print start and end sheets, but they do not use auxiliary-sheet objects.
  • For the AIX DSS and the PSF-Other DSS, if the destination-command attribute is set to pioinfo backend, InfoPrint Manager disables the auxiliary pages if it detects a Print and Hold job request.
  • InfoPrint verifies that the value of this attribute is a value of the start-sheets-supported attribute.
  • For IPP and Passthrough printers, the auxiliary sheets specified with filename can be customized by copying and modifying one of these template files shipped with InfoPrint Manager for Windows:
    install_path\bin\brief.ps
    Template for "brief" format, Postscript output format
    install_path\bin\full.ps
    Template for "full" format, Postscript output format
    install_path\bin\brief.txt
    Template for "brief" format, PCL/ASCII output format
    install_path\bin\full.txt
    Template for "full" format, PCL/ASCII output format

    The template files contain special insert formatting characters that are used to indicate where the Passthrough DSS inserts certain information about the print job:

    %B
    Large banner style job-owner/job-originator/user-name (whichever is found first)
    %t, %T
    job-name heading, job-name contents
    %p, %P
    time printed heading, time printed contents
    %q, %Q
    job-submission-time heading, job-submission-time contents
    %h, %H
    actual-destination and server heading, actual-destination and server contents
    %s, %S
    job-owner/job-originator/user-name heading, job-owner/job-originator/user-name contents
    %d, %D
    results-profile delivery-address, %s heading, results-profile delivery-address, or %S contents
    %c, %C
    job-comment heading, job-comment contents