InfoPrint Manager hot folders

An InfoPrint Manager hot folder is a directory that is associated with a logical destination. When you copy or move a file to the hot folder, InfoPrint Manager automatically submits the file to that logical destination. The default job and document attributes that are set for that logical destination are applied to jobs submitted through the hot folder.

If all of the systems that will be submitting jobs to hot folders are Windows systems, you can use standard Windows folder sharing to make the hot folder accessible to both the InfoPrint Manager server and to users. If you will be submitting jobs to hot folders from other systems (such as AIX), you will have to install and configure separate software to transfer the files. The procedures below assume that jobs will be submitted only from other Windows systems.

Note: Make sure you know what kinds of files the InfoPrint Manager destination will accept. The files that you put in the hot folder should already be print data streams (such as PCL or PostScript), not the standard "working" files that many desktop programs create. For example, if you are writing a report using word processing software, you cannot simply save the file and copy that file to the hot folder to be printed. You need to convert it into a print data stream first. One way to do that conversion is to create a printer on your desktop that uses a PostScript or PCL driver and the FILE: port. If you send a job to that printer, the output won't be printed; it will be saved in a file (called my_report.ps, for example). Then, you can copy the new file into the hot folder to be sent to InfoPrint Manager.