Terms relating to auxiliary sheets

To understand auxiliary sheets and how InfoPrint Manager 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 copies of a job, or follow a job. PSF printers print auxiliary sheets. Both Internet Print Protocol (IPP) and Passthrough printers also print auxiliary sheets, but they do not use auxiliary sheet objects to activate this support.
Auxiliary-sheet object
Represents a single user-exit program that you can specify for InfoPrint PSF printers. 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 (PSF printer) and the auxiliary-sheet objects must reside in the same InfoPrint server.

Some auxiliary sheet objects supplied with InfoPrint Manager generate a file that you can use with an executable reporting utility to view job statistics. see Gathering accounting and audit data about print jobs for more information about viewing statistics.

Auxiliary-sheet object name
Identifies the auxiliary sheet object. 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 print processing when you can tell InfoPrint Manager to run a user-exit program, then return control of processing to InfoPrint Manager after the user-exit program ends. InfoPrint Manager provides data at each exit point that can serve as input to the user-exit program. InfoPrint Manager can use the output from the user-exit program for InfoPrint Manager processing; for example, a user-exit program can pass instructions about how to format a start sheet to InfoPrint Manager. InfoPrint Manager provides user exits for these types of auxiliary sheets:
  • 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)
User-exit program
Defines the data that prints and creates the format of the auxiliary sheet style. InfoPrint Manager extends its function by providing user-exit programs that you can use to format start, end, or separator sheets for the job. Also, InfoPrint Manager user-exit programs allow you to track accounting and audit information, as well as extract information about the incoming and outgoing job data streams.
Form definition
Defines the characteristics of the form or printed media, which include: overlays used, the paper source (for cut-sheet printers), duplex printing, text suppression, and the position of composed-text data on the form.

For more information about both form definitions, see the InfoPrint Manager: Reference.

Edge marks
Marks that print at the edges of auxiliary sheets and help to identify job boundaries in printed output.
Interrupt Message Pages
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.