Configuring for InfoPrint Manager transforms

InfoPrint Manager for Linux, InfoPrint Manager for AIX, and InfoPrint Manager for Windows include transforms that convert jobs to AFP format from DBCS ASCII, DBCS EUC, ditroff, GIF, JPEG, line data, PCL, PDF, PostScript, SAP, TIFF, or XML format. If InfoPrint Manager is installed on a computer accessible to RICOH ProcessDirector, RICOH ProcessDirector can use the InfoPrint Manager transforms.

To make the transforms available, define a step template that calls an InfoPrint Manager transform as an external program and create a workflow that includes a step based on that step template:

  1. Click the Workflow tab.
  2. In the left pane, click Step Templates.
  3. Right-click RunExternalProgram from the list of step templates and select Copy.
  4. Type a name for the new step template.
  5. For the External command property, type a transform command.
    You can type any options that the transform command accepts.
    For example, this command transforms a job from PDF to AFP:
    pdf2afp -r600 -o ${getFileName(print,afp,write)} ${getFileName(print,pdf,read)}
    The -r flag sets the resolution of the output and the getFileName method specifies the names of the input and output files.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click the name of the new step template.
  8. In the Tuning tab, select Run on specific servers, and then select the server where InfoPrint Manager is installed.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Right-click the new step template and select Enable.
  11. In the left pane, select Workflows.
  12. Right-click the Transform workflow and select Copy.
    • The Transform workflow is provided with the AFP Support feature.
  13. Name the copy of the workflow, fill in or edit other values that you need, and click Continue.
  14. Replace the TransformJobIntoAFP step with a step based on the step template you just created:
    1. Right-click the TransformJobIntoAFP step and select Delete.
    2. Click Step Templates in the top right corner of the window.
    3. Select the step template you created, and drag it into the workflow editor to the location where the TransformJobInfoAFP step was.
  15. Right-click the new step and select Properties.
  16. Make any modifications to the transform command needed for this workflow.
  17. Click OK.
  18. Save the workflow.
The new workflow uses the transform command to process any job that it is assigned to.