Preparing to submit print jobs

When you submit jobs to the InfoPrint Manager LPD, it uses a mapping file to match the keywords you specify on the -o option with InfoPrint attributes. A sample mapping file comes with InfoPrint Manager for Windows; before you submit any print jobs to the InfoPrint Manager LPD, you should modify this file to meet your needs.

To modify the mapping file do this:

  1. Open the file <install path>\var\pd\lpd\lpdmap.txt (where <install path> is the directory where InfoPrint Manager is installed) in a text editor such as Notepad.
  2. Read all of the instructions in the mapping file before you make any changes.
  3. Edit the mappings as necessary and save the file using the same name.

Because all LPR clients use different keywords, it is impossible to list them all. The mappings listed are "best guess" mappings and might not generate the results you need. The best way to see what values you need to add or change is to un-comment the line that reads: * DEBUG and save the file. (To un-comment the line, delete the *.) Submit a print job through the LPD and check the output. If the job fails or if it prints incorrectly, check the error messages in the server log in the Management Console. Use them to help determine which keywords are missing or mapped incorrectly. When you are finished, be sure to open the mapping file and comment the DEBUG line out again.