Total pages

Shows the total number of logical pages in the job. There might not be a 1:1 relationship between the total number of logical pages and the total number of physical sheets, because more than one page can print on a sheet. This value is set by the CountPages step or from a setting in a control file that accompanies the job. You cannot change the value of this property.

Operators can use the Pages stacked property in conjunction with the Total pages property to monitor the printing progress of the job on AFP or Ricoh PDF printers. The AFP support feature is required for AFP printers.

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Usage notes:

  • If the AFP Support feature is installed, this value can be set by the EnableRepositioning step. The EnableRepositioning step does not count any header pages, separator pages, trailer pages, message pages, or constant forms that might print for the AFP job. Constant forms print an overlay but no page data on the sheet.
  • If a PDF job with a JDF job ticket specifying a mixture of duplex and simplex pages is processed by the CountPages step, the blank sides of the simplex sheets are not counted in the Total pages property. The IdentifyPDFDocuments and BuildPDFFromDocuments steps use the Page exceptions for sides property to determine whether to add blank pages to the PDF or add Sides page exceptions to the JDF for simplex sheets. If Sides page exceptions are used, the blank pages in the output are not included in the Total pages count.
  • Ricoh ProcessDirector prints the value of this property in the Page Count: field of the header sheet for the job on AFP printers.