Terms relating to auxiliary sheets

To understand auxiliary sheets and how InfoPrint generates the information that appears on them, you need to understand these terms:

Auxiliary sheet
Represents a particular sheet of paper, blank or otherwise, that can precede a job, separate documents in a job, or follow the job. PSF and Linux actual destinations print auxiliary sheets.
Auxiliary-sheet object
Represents a set of user-exit programs that you can specify for InfoPrint PSF, and E-mail actual destinations. User-exit programs process information that can be printed on an auxiliary sheet or recorded in an accounting or audit log. Both the actual destination and the auxiliary-sheet objects must reside in the same InfoPrint server.
Note: Linux actual destinations print auxiliary sheets, but they do not support auxiliary-sheet objects.

Two auxiliary-sheet styles supplied with InfoPrint generate a file that you can use with an executable reporting utility to view job statistics. See Gathering accounting and auditing data about print jobs for more information about viewing statistics.

Auxiliary-sheet object name
Identifies the auxiliary sheet. The names of some of the default auxiliary sheets indicate the style of the auxiliary sheet: brief, full, or blank.
User exit
A point during InfoPrint processing that lets you run a user-exit program and return control of processing to InfoPrint after the user-exit program ends. InfoPrint provides data at each exit point that can serve as input to the user-exit program. InfoPrint can use the output from the user-exit program for InfoPrint processing; for example, a user-exit program can pass instructions about how to format a start sheet to InfoPrint. InfoPrint provides user exits for these InfoPrint auxiliary-sheet objects:
  • Start sheet
  • End sheet
  • Separator sheet
  • Accounting log
  • Accounting sheet
  • Audit log
  • Audit sheet
  • Input data stream
  • Output data stream
  • Post-print accounting (log file only)
Note: E-mail destinations support only the log, input data stream, and output data stream user exits.

See Sequence of user-exit programs for more information about user exits and user-exit programs.

User-exit program
Defines the data that prints and creates the format of the auxiliary sheet style. InfoPrint extends its function by providing user-exit programs that you can use to format start, end, or separator sheets for the job, track accounting and audit information, or extract information about the incoming and outgoing job data streams.
Form definition
Defines the characteristics of the form or printed media, which includes: overlays used, the paper source (for cut-sheet printers), duplex printing, text suppression, fonts, and the position of composed-text data on the form.

See InfoPrint Manager: Reference for more information about form and page definitions.

Edge marks
Marks that print at the edges of auxiliary sheets and help to identify job boundaries in printed output.
Interrupt Message Pages
IMPs are pages that are similar to the message pages that print at the end of a print job, but IMPs are printed at the point of an error where a possible data loss has occurred. See Using Interrupt Message Pages for more information.