Use this workflow for PDF input files that are submitted to a hot folder input device or with the LPD protocol.

This workflow sets values for job properties by using values set in each step in the workflow and by using a job properties file.

On the SetJobPropsFromTextFile and PrintJobs steps, make sure you set the values of the properties that schedule jobs to printers to the values that you want to use. Jobs do not print unless their scheduling properties match the values set on the corresponding properties of the printer. For example:

  • On the SetJobPropsFromTextFile step, change the Customer name property from RicohSample to the value you want to use.
  • On the PrintJobs step, change the Requested printer property to the value that you want to use.

When using this workflow with the LPD protocol, remove ${Job.InputFile} from the Job name property in the SetJobPropsFromTextFile step.

The RunExternalProgram step runs a sample external command using a sample external control file template to produce a CSV file with the values of nine job properties. When using this workflow, delete the RunExternalProgram step or modify it to run an external command that you want to use.

Phases and steps

The illustration shows the steps in each phase of the sample workflow.