Identifying AFP resource directories

If the sample AFP file refers to AFP resources (fonts, page segments, and overlays) that are not located inline or in the default AFP resource directories, identify the resource directories that contain the resources so that RICOH Visual Workbench can display the sample AFP file correctly.

You can specify as many resource directories to RICOH Visual Workbench as necessary.

RICOH Visual Workbench looks for AFP fonts, page segments, and overlays in these resource directories, in the order shown:

  1. Inline in the AFP file
  2. Resource directories specified to RICOH Visual Workbench , in the order the directories are specified
  3. Default resource directories, in this order:
    1. /aiw/aiw1/resources (on AIX or Linux) or C:\aiw\aiw1\resources (on Windows)
    2. /usr/lpp/psf/reslib (on AIX or Linux) or C:\usr\lpp\psf\reslib (on Windows)
    3. /usr/lpp/afpfonts (on AIX or Linux) or C:\usr\lpp\afpfonts (on Windows) fonts only
    4. /usr/lpp/psf/fontlib (on AIX or Linux) or C:\usr\lpp\psf/fontlib (on Windows) fonts only
If you have mapped an AFP font to a Java font in a customized font-mapping file, RICOH Visual Workbench does not look for the AFP font inline or in the resource directories. It uses the Java font.

The resource directories that you specify are used until you specify different resource directories. However, when you open an AFP file again using an existing control file, RICOH Visual Workbench uses the resource directories that you had specified, if any, the last time you worked with that AFP file using the same control file.

  • For accurate results when you use AFP Indexer, specify the same AFP resource directories that are in the AFP resource path property in RICOH ProcessDirector. (This property is typically specified in the PrintJobs step in the workflows that the production AFP jobs use.)

To identify AFP resource directories:
  1. In RICOH Visual Workbench , open a sample AFP file. Then click ResourcesSpecify Resource Directories.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Type a directory name in the Directory name field, or click Browse to select a directory.
  4. Click OK.
  5. To specify another resource directory, click Add again.
  6. To change the order of a directory in the list, select the directory and click Up or Down.
    The directories are searched in the order they are listed.
  7. Click OK.