How to use the manuals

Use the instruction manuals according to your needs.
To learn how to plan for, install, and start Ricoh ProcessDirector:
See Ricoh ProcessDirector for AIX, Linux, or Windows: Planning and Installing. The publications CD includes the version of this manual for your operating system: AIX, Linux, or Windows.
To learn about the functions and operations of Ricoh ProcessDirector and its installed features:
See the Ricoh ProcessDirector Information Center.
To learn how to set property values in the user interface:
See the field help.
To learn how to configure Ricoh ProcessDirector to exchange data with other applications:
See Ricoh ProcessDirector: Integrating with Other Applications.
To learn how to install a document processing feature:
See Ricoh ProcessDirector: Installing Document Processing Features.
To learn how to use the functions and operations of Ricoh ProcessDirector Plug-in for Adobe Acrobat
See Ricoh ProcessDirector: Using Ricoh ProcessDirector Plug-in for Adobe Acrobat.

Displaying the publications

The Ricoh ProcessDirector publications are available on the publications CD, so you can access them before you install the application.

    Note:
  • A PDF viewer, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, is required to view the publications.

To access the Ricoh ProcessDirector publications CD on Windows:

  1. Insert the CD in the CD drive.

    If the Windows system is configured to autorun CDs, Windows Explorer opens automatically to show the contents of the CD.

  2. If Windows Explorer does not start automatically, open it and display the contents of the CD drive.
  3. Open the readme.txt file for information about the contents of the CD, including instructions for launching the Ricoh ProcessDirector Information Center from the CD.

Displaying the Information Center

The Ricoh ProcessDirector Information Center is available from the user interface.

In version 3.5, Ricoh ProcessDirector introduced an updated user interface with a streamlined appearance and modern capabilities. The updated user interface supports many of the functions that are available in the legacy user interface.

  • To display the Information Center for the updated user interface:
    • On the top menu bar of the Ricoh ProcessDirector user interface, click the Information button and select Help.
    • If you are not logged in to Ricoh ProcessDirector, enter this URL in the address bar of your browser:
      • http://hostname:15080/pdhelp/index.jsp

      In the URL, hostname is the host name or IP address of the computer where Ricoh ProcessDirector is installed.

  • To display the Information Center for the legacy user interface:
    • On the top menu bar of the Ricoh ProcessDirector user interface, click the Information button and select Help.
    • If you are not logged in to Ricoh ProcessDirector, enter this URL in the address bar of your browser:
      • http://hostname:15080/help/index.jsp

      In the URL, hostname is the host name or IP address of the computer where Ricoh ProcessDirector is installed.

In addition, you can bookmark the location of the Information Center in your browser and open it at any time outside of Ricoh ProcessDirector.

Information about use the functions and operations of features are available only when the features are installed in the system.