Configuring Passthrough Printers to Use the Data Replacement Tool

This is an example of how to configure a Passthrough printer to use the Data Replacement tool for PS/PCL files.
To configure an existing Passthrough printer to use the Data Replacement for PS/PCL Files tool:
  1. Log in to TotalFlow Production Manager as an administrator.
  2. In the menu bar, click Operations.
  3. In the Printers tab, select the Passthrough printer that you want to configure.
  4. Click More, then select Properties.... Or, right-click the passthrough printer, then select Properties...
    You see the Properties for Passthrough Printer dialog.
  5. On the PS/PCL Data Replacement page, set the replacement rules, according to your needs.
    Properties for Passthrough Printer dialog: Data Replacement page
    • In Attach Before field, use the Browse icon the browse icon to select a previously saved file that contains text you want to add as header for the processed file.

      If the file you need is not on the server, use the Upload fileUpload button to upload it to TotalFlow Production Manager server.

    • In Attach After field, use the Browse icon the browse icon to select a previously saved file that contains text you want to add as footer for the processed file.
      Browse for File on Server
    • Click OK.
    • If you want to replace or remove content from the PS or PCL file that you submit, do these:
      • In the Replace Data (multi-line) fields on the left, enter the strings to be replaced or removed.
      • In the Replace Data (multi-line) fields on the right, enter the text that will replace the strings you entered at the previous step.
  6. Click OK.
  7. In the Workflows tab, select a workflow that you want to configure and click Properties....
  8. In the Properties for Workflow dialog, select Hot folder as job submission type.
    You can keep the default folder path or you can use the Browse icon the browse option to select or create an empty folder on the server to use as the hot folder for this workflow.
  9. Make sure that the Passthrough printer and the workflow are enabled.
  10. On the server where TotalFlow Production Manager is installed, copy a PS or PCL file in the folder set as the hot folder for the workflow.
    The job is listed in the All Jobs pod and the PS/PCL file will be printed with all the changes.

    The PS/PCL file created by the merging of the three files can be found at the following location on the server: -installation_path/aiw/aiw1/spool/default/jobs_ID/jobs_ID.print.ps/pcl.