Total sheets

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

Operators can use the Sheets stacked property in conjunction with the Total sheets 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 the sheets that are used for header pages, separator pages, trailer pages, or message pages that might print for the AFP job. Sheets used for constant forms are counted. Constant forms print an overlay but no page data on the sheet. If the CountPages step is used instead of EnableRepositioning, Ricoh ProcessDirector calculates the total number of sheets in the CountPages step using the form definition for the job.
  • If you change the initial value of the Duplex property for the job to any value other than Not set, the value of the Total sheets property that Ricoh ProcessDirector calculates might not match the total number of job sheets that actually stack at the printer. The Sheets stacked property records the number of sheets that are actually stacked at the printer. For example, if the initial duplex value for the job is No, and it is changed to Tumble or Yes, Ricoh ProcessDirector issues a warning message about the mismatch. Use the Process Again action to rerun the CountPages or EnableRepositioning step to correct the number of sheets for the new duplex value.
  • Ricoh ProcessDirector prints the value of this property in the Sheet Count field of the header sheet for the job on AFP printers.