You can submit jobs to Ricoh ProcessDirector using different mechanisms, such as the LPD protocol, FTP, SCP, and file copying. Some preparation is necessary no matter which submission method you use. If you install the AFP Support feature, you can submit jobs using Download for z/OS
or AFP Download Plus.
Ricoh ProcessDirector has several media settings that you can use to help standardize the media names across
printers. For Ricoh PDF Printers, you can also configure Ricoh ProcessDirector to use product IDs to match media. After you configure media, the media requested
by a job can be reliably matched with media available in the printer selected to print
A workflow defines a set of steps that a job follows through the system. When you
define a workflow, you specify what phases and, within those phases, what steps the
job passes through during processing.
To reuse objects from another Ricoh ProcessDirector system, you can use the other system to export them. On this Ricoh ProcessDirector system, you can import the objects rather than recreating them manually.
Banner pages can be printed at the beginning and end of a job to help distinguish
one job from the next. If the AFP Support feature is installed, AFP print jobs can
also include banner pages between copies of a multi-copy job. Banner pages usually
include identifying information about the jobs, such as the job ID, file name, and
the time the job was submitted.
Ricoh ProcessDirector creates audit files that provide information about a specific job when it deletes
the job from the system. Control files that use Ricoh ProcessDirector symbol notation determine the values that Ricoh ProcessDirector writes to the audit files for a job.
If you store programs, data, or resources on a computer other than the one where Ricoh ProcessDirector is installed, you must map a directory on that computer as a network drive so that
Ricoh ProcessDirector can access it.
You can control access to the Ricoh ProcessDirector system with user names and security groups. You can also increase the security of
the data in your print system by enabling Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport
Layer Security (TLS) in the Web server component. If you exchange data with a web
service, you can install a security certificate for the web service.
The Ricoh ProcessDirector user interface lets you change the size, location, and contents of portlets to display
the information you need. It also lets you change how often the information is refreshed.
You can show totals of many numeric job properties for selected jobs in the Ricoh ProcessDirector system using the Show Totals Footer function on the Jobs table. By default, Total pages and Total sheets are shown. You
can change what properties are displayed in the footer. The properties you choose
must be included as columns in the Jobs table.