3.5. Printer Settings

User Web App: Printer - Settings

Figure 3.44. User Web App: Printer - Settings


Set one or more printing options by pushing the pick-list buttons. The options are initialized with the CUPS printer defaults at the start of a user session. Changes made in this dialog are held during a user session, unless they are cleared after a proxy print: see Table 3.1, “Print Job Settings Configuration Properties”.

Options are printer specific, and are automatically identified by SavaPage. See Section 3.5.3, “Printer Setting Options”.

A preview of the Finished Page is shown at the top. A checkbox shows the orientation (Portrait, Landscape) of the first page of the selected document or page range. See Section 3.5.2, “Print Preview” for more information.

The Invoicing button is visible when Proxy Print Delegation is enabled and the user has Print Job Delegate role. Pressing it opens the Print Delegation Dialog.

Pressing the Job button opens the Print Job Settings.

Note

Options are validated with SPConstraint rules, when leaving the Printer Settings dialog with Invoicing or Job button.

If options present in the CUPS PPD file are missing you can add them, as explained in Appendix K, PPD Extensions. In this way you can add finishing options:

User Web App: Printer - Settings - Finishings

Figure 3.45. User Web App: Printer - Settings - Finishings


Or Job Ticket Options:

User Web App: Printer - Settings - Job Ticket

Figure 3.46. User Web App: Printer - Settings - Job Ticket


When all paper sizes of SafePages jobs are supported by the printer, each paper size is indicated in green at the top of the dialog, and the Media Source defaults to Automatic . In this example A4 and A3 are supported. See Section 4.8.2.3, “Media Sources” on how media size is assigned to a printer's media sources.

Tip

If you always want to force a print job to automatic media source selection, irrespective from the Media Source choice, you can use a PPD Extension to map all media-source values to the same PPD auto value.

3.5.1. Page Scaling

When you choose a specific Media Source (holding a specific paper size) that does not match all paper sizes of SafePages jobs, a Page Scaling option will appear with an extra page size indicator (with light orange background) at the top of the dialog.

User Web App: Print - Page Scaling (None)

Figure 3.47. User Web App: Print - Page Scaling (None)


For example, as the orange A3 indicator shows, the selection of the A4 media source does not fit available A3 page sizes.

The None option (indicated as solid white square) will scale the deviant pages according to the print-scaling option none in the PPD Extension file.

User Web App: Print - Page Scaling (Fit)

Figure 3.48. User Web App: Print - Page Scaling (Fit)


The Fit option (indicated as solid square) will scale the deviant pages according to the print-scaling option fit in the PPD Extension file.

When the print-scaling option is not defined in the PPD Extension file, fit will be the only available option, and deviant pages will always be scaled up or down to fit the target media source.

See Section K.1.1.6, “print-scaling”.

3.5.2. Print Preview

Print Preview helps the user to envision the effect of Pages per side, Rotate by 180 degrees, Staple and Punch on the Finished-Page.

A checkbox at the top right shows the orientation (Portrait, Landscape) of the first page of the selected document or page range. This is the right default in most cases, but the value can be toggled if the user knows for sure that the first page has a different orientation. For example, because he selects a specific page range from SafePages document(s) that have mixed page orientation. Whatever the choice is, SavaPage always checks if the assumption was right. When the actual print orientation turns out different as the one selected in the preview, and orientation dependent options, like staple and punch, were chosen, the user will be prompted to adapt the print settings and try again.

User Web App: Print - Preview (4-up, landscape, staple, punch)

Figure 3.49. User Web App: Print - Preview (4-up, landscape, staple, punch)


Note

Print Preview can be enabled/disabled by setting webapp.number-up-preview.enable to Y (default) or N.

3.5.3. Printer Setting Options

The options presented in the Printer Settings dialog are a collection from:

AttributeValue source

media

CUPS (a subset of common media sizes is used).

media-source

CUPS or PPD Extension.

media-type

PPD Extension.

number-up

CUPS (values 1, 2, 4, 6, 9).

output-bin

CUPS or PPD Extension.

print-color-mode

CUPS or PPD Extension.

printer-resolution

CUPS.

sides

CUPS or PPD Extension.

Table 3.4. Basic IPP Printer Attributes


Important

User input is validated with SPConstraint rules.