Defining a transform sequence
You want to define an actual destination that will copy AFP versions of all print jobs sent to it into a directory on your InfoPrint Manager server system. This directory is used as an archive of AFP versions of print jobs that might need to be viewed later.
To accomplish this, you use the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI to create these three transforms:
You set the input data format to PostScript, the Transform options to use
ps2afp, and the output data format to MODCA-P (Mixed Object Document Content Architecture).
You set the input data format to PCL, the Transform options to use
pcl2afp, and the output data format to MODCA-P.
You set the input data format to AFP, the Transform options to issue a copy command, and the output data format to MODCA-P. In addition, you make this a terminating transform by selecting Transform only in the Create Transform dialog.
When you send a job to this actual destination, this sequence of actions occurs:
- transps checks to see if the incoming data is PostScript. If it is PostScript,transps transforms the data into AFP using
ps2afp. If it is not PostScript, transps does nothing.
- transpcl checks to see if the incoming data is PCL. If it is PCL, transpcl transforms it to AFP using
pcl2afp. If it is not PCL, transpcl does nothing.
- saveafp copies the AFP file produced by either of the above steps into a specific directory.
- Since saveafp is a terminating transform, the job is not printed but is marked complete at this point.
To create a transform sequence, use this procedure from the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI:
- Select the printer that you want to send the job to.
- Click Printer → Properties to open the Printer Properties notebook for the selected printer.
- In the Printer Properties notebook, click the Configuration tab. The data stream transforms that this printer can use are listed in the Transforms to use field.Note: If you can't see the Transforms to use field, click Show more.
- Use the Add and Remove buttons to specify the transforms in the sequence that they should be run in the
Values field. For example, you might want to create the three-step transform sequence that runs the transps , transpcl, and saveafp transforms in sequence as described above.
- When you have entered the transforms in the correct sequence, click Apply to associate this transform sequence with the selected printer.