A step based on this step template lets you include page exceptions when you use the Advanced Transform feature to transform AFP input into PDF or PostScript output. The step converts tray information in the AFP form definition into media objects in the job ticket for PDF or PostScript output.

Job property defaults

  • Transform step name: TransformWithAdvancedFeature
  • Output JDF file: ${getFileName(overrides,jdf,write)}

Usage Notes

  • This step requires these input and output transforms for the Advanced Transform feature:
    • InputAFP
    • OutputPDF, OutputPS, or both
  • Before you add this step to a workflow, define RICOH ProcessDirector media objects with the same names as the trays in the AFP form definition.

    For example, the AFP form definition contains trays named Tray1, Tray2, and Tray3. Define media objects named Tray1, Tray2, and Tray3.

    On the Media Settings page, you can substitute media objects with descriptive names for the tray names. For example:

    • Replace Tray1 with A4 Plain media.
    • Replace Tray2 with Letter Color media.
    • Replace Tray3 with Letter Preprinted media.

  • This step cannot process jobs with sides page exceptions. Make sure that the input is simplex or duplex.
  • Place this step after the TransformWithAdvancedFeature step that provides the AFP input for this step.
  • You can add this step to a workflow multiple times.
  • If a workflow has more than one step based on the GetTransformPageExceptions step template, make the values for the Transform step name property different. You can use either of these methods:
    • Give the steps based on the TransformWithAdvancedFeature step template different names.
    • Use the value of the Step identifier property for each TransformWithAdvancedFeature step instead of the step name.
  • After this step runs, you can see the results by displaying the page exceptions for the job.