Configuring to work with Quadient Inspire Designer for PDF print jobs

Quadient Inspire Connect makes it easier to configure workflows that interact with Quadient Inspire Designer to generate or reformat PDF print jobs.

Before you create RICOH ProcessDirector objects and start to configure them, make sure that Quadient Inspire Designer is listed in the PATH environment variable for the aiw1 user. If you cannot edit the PATH, you must include the full path to Quadient Inspire Designer in the External command property wherever it appears.

Each workflow requires these system objects:

  1. An appropriate hot folder input device:

    For a workflow that uses a WFD and one or more raw data files to generate a PDF file, set these hot folder Batching properties:

    • Batching method: List
    • Data patterns: .*wfd$

    • List patterns: .*lst$

    • Overrides patterns: a pattern that matches the extensions of the raw files you expect to use.

    For a workflow that accepts a WFD and a PDF file, then sends them to Quadient Inspire Designer to be reformatted or modified, set these hot folder Batching properties:

    • Batching method: Pattern
    • Data patterns: .*pdf$

    • File pattern: .*wfd$

    • Spool file usage: gmc

    • File pattern required: Yes

    • Spool file type: wfd

    • File pattern sequence: 1

    Note: After adding the values for File pattern, Spool file usage, File pattern required, Spool file type, and File pattern sequence, make sure you click the Add button.

  2. A step based on the ComposePDF step template.
  3. A workflow that includes that step.