Using the basic view of the GUI

The basic view of the InfoPrint Manager GUI is a simplified version of the GUI that shows jobs assigned to printers without displaying queues. The basic printing environment is generally appropriate for commercial print shops printing large runs of image data (usually in PostScript or TIFF format).

In a basic printing environment, InfoPrint Manager assigns jobs to printers through early binding. Early binding is much like standing in a checkout line at a supermarket. Once you pick a line, you bind yourself to it, no matter what happens. Whether the cashier has a problem with the cash register (much like a paper jam occurring in the physical printer) or the customer in front of you requires a few price checks (much like adding new forms to the server), the only way to change your position is to physically move to another line (much like manually moving a job from one print queue to another).

If you want to use the basic view of the InfoPrint Manager GUI, complete these steps in the standard view of the GUI:

  • Create a queue named <servername>-default-queue, where <servername> refers to the name of the server you are using, and attach up to ten printers.
    1. Select Queue → Create.
    2. Enter <servername>-default-queue in the Name field.
    3. Click OK to create the queue.
  • Specify early binding as the default.
    1. Select the <servername>-default-queue.
    2. Select Queue → Properties to open the Queue Properties notebook.
    3. In the General tab, click Yes in the Preassign jobs to actual destination field.
    4. Click OK or Apply to make the change.

Note: By default, the basic server saves the output files from jobs converted to raster image patterns. If you want this behavior, use the GUI to set the value of the attribute to true by selecting Server → Properties. In the General tab of the Server Properties notebook, make sure that the Save ripped files field is set to Yes.