AFP data stream preparation
You can prepare the AFP data stream to conform to the standard before it reaches RICOH ProcessDirector, or prepare the data in RICOH ProcessDirector. You do not need to prepare the data at all if document-level processing is not required. To prepare the data in RICOH ProcessDirector, you use AFP Indexer and other utility programs.
The degree of preparation done before the AFP file is submitted to RICOH ProcessDirector as a job determines how much processing RICOH ProcessDirector might need to do. You add different steps to your workflows depending on the amount of processing that you want RICOH ProcessDirector to do.