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.