Printing from a specific point in a job
When a job is in the Print phase and is actively printing on an AFP printer, you can stop the printer, jump to a different position in the job, and resume printing.
To print from a specific point in the job:
- Make sure the job is in the Print phase and the Printing state.
- In the Printers portlet, select the printer that is printing the job and click Stop. If the job only consists of a single copy, select Immediately. If the job consists of multiple copies, select either Immediately or After the current copy prints.
- Using the stop function on the printer console does not put the printer in the stopped state in RICOH ProcessDirector. You must stop the printer using the RICOH ProcessDirector user interface.
- In the Jobs table, select the job that you want to print.
- Click .
- On the Jump to a Location page, select one of these to specify the point at which you want to resume printing
- Resume printing at page
- You know the number of the page where you want to resume printing. You can use the string search function in the file viewer to help you find the page.
- Resume printing at group
- The print job contains page groups and you want to resume printing at the first page of a specific page group (such as a multi-page insurance or bank statement for a particular account number). You can use the document property search function in the file viewer to help you find the page group.
- Back up
- You want to move backwards a number of sides in the job and resume printing from that location.
- Skip ahead
- You want to move forward a number of sides in the job and resume printing from that location.
- Your options depend on the number of copies in the job:
- If the job consists of a single copy, you can specify a page number. You can also select the number of sides to skip ahead or back up from the sheet on which the last page printed. You can use the View File function to see the last page that printed and to help select where to resume printing.
- If the job consists of multiple copies, you can only use the Resume printing at page option to select a page within the current copy. If you want to move to a page in a different copy, use Back up or Skip ahead.
- If you selected Resume printing at page, type the number of the page where you want to resume printing. If you are not sure
of the exact page number, use the file viewer to find the page number.
- If there is more than one page on a sheet, selecting any page from that sheet causes
the whole sheet to be printed. For example:
- In a 2-up simplex job, page 47 is on the left side of the sheet and page 48 is on the right. If you select page 48, printing starts at page 47.
- In a duplex job, page 51 is on the front of the sheet and page 52 is on the back. If you select page 52, printing starts at page 51.
- If there is more than one page on a sheet, selecting any page from that sheet causes the whole sheet to be printed. For example:
- If you selected Back up or Skip ahead, calculate how many sides of paper you want to move forward or backwards in the job. Type the number in the correct field and continue with step .
- If you selected Resume printing at group, click Select in Viewer to open the file viewer so you can select a group.
- Using the toolbar above the viewer window, select Property from the Go to list, then select the document property that you want to use (usually a value such as Name or Account number).
- Select the document property value for the page group.
- Verify that the correct page group displays in the viewer and click Select page displayed below to add the group to the table above the viewer toolbar.
- Click OK.
- Continue with step .
- Determine whether you want RICOH ProcessDirector to do a non-process runout (NPRO) action before it resumes printing.
- Click OK.
- In the Printers portlet, select the printer and click Start.