Main page

The Main page of the RICOH ProcessDirector user interface is separated into resizable areas which contain a variety of portlets, including: System Summary, Printers, Input Devices, and Jobs. This is the primary RICOH ProcessDirector interface for operators.

RICOH ProcessDirector offers standard portlets to display data about your jobs and devices.

You can create custom portlets to include important information about your jobs and devices in a meaningful structure. An administrator must use the Administration page to add the first custom portlet. After the first custom portlet is created, all users can add that portlet to their Main page. In addition, custom portlets can then be defined by clicking the Main tab and selecting Add custom portlet ().

  • Always use the tabs to navigate in the user interface because using the browser's forward and back buttons can cause unexpected results.

The Main page of the user interface

The illustration above shows examples of these items:

  1. Banner

    The banner is on every page of the RICOH ProcessDirector user interface.

  2. Tabs

    To view a page, click its tab in the banner. This example shows the Main page.

  3. Portlets

    Each portlet is a modular pane that displays data about your jobs and devices. This example shows the Printers portlet. RICOH ProcessDirector provides a variety of portals that you can choose to include on your Main page. You can also create custom portlets to display information that is relevant to your operation.

You can drag portlets above or below existing portlets. You can also create additional columns of portlets by hovering over the left or right edge of the screen or between existing columns.

To resize a column or the portlets inside a column, hover on the bar between portlets. When you see the double arrow cursor (Double arrow cursor), hold the left mouse button and drag the cursor.

To open and close portlets, hover over the Main tab. A list of available portlets opens. You can select which portlets to display or hide. Portlets always open in the top left area of the page. After you open the portlet, you can click in its header area and drag it to another location on the page.

You can only add a limited number of portlets to the left-most column on the page. If you reach the limit, you must either delete portlets or move them to other columns on the page.

Use the portlets on this page to get a view of the entire shop floor.

  • To see what actions occur if you click the icons and text, hover the mouse pointer over them.
  • To do an action, select an object and click a button at the top of the portlet or right-click the object that you are interested in.