3.3. SafePages

This is the main view with the acquired SafePages since the last login. This view is also known as inbox.

User Web App: Main View

Figure 3.11. User Web App: Main View

The top bar holds the following items (from left to right):

The two-line center bar holds buttons for the main work-flow. When no SafePages are present, the SavaPage logo is shown, and irrelevant buttons are disabled (these buttons are described at Figure 3.12, “User Web App: SafePages”).

By default, the center bar shows button text on mobile devices only: on desktops a hover text is shown. You can change this behavior by setting configuration property webapp.user.main.nav-button-text with value ON (button text is always shown), OFF (button text is never shown) or AUTO (button text is shown on mobile devices only).

See Section 4.11.14, “Config Editor” on how to change configuration properties.


Depending on User Privileges and User Roles some buttons might not be shown, replaced (relocated).

The Letterhead button brings you to a dialog where you can create, browse and select letterheads. See Section 3.6, “Letterheads”.

Press the Log button to get a list of the See Section 3.8, “Log”.

The Logout button brings you back to the login screen.

Press the Refresh button when, due to whatever reason, the automatic detection of SavaPage changes fails. This will update the view with the latest state.


Each print to SavaPage is logged as Document. SafePages that do not match a logged Document are removed. This can happen when a database is restored, or when old documents are deleted after a Database Backup, or Database Command.

User Web App: SafePages

Figure 3.12. User Web App: SafePages

This screen shows the result of a user who printed 3 pages to the SavaPage printer. The following actions on thumbnails are defined:

The following sections describe the actions for the newly enabled buttons:

Section 3.4, “PDF”.

When the user is a Job Ticket Creator and not a Print Job Creator, or Job Ticket Printers are the only available printers, a Ticket button is shown instead of a Printer button. Section 3.5, “Print”.

Section 3.7, “Delete”.

Section 3.9, “Sort”.

User Web App: SafePages - Aggregated

Figure 3.13. User Web App: SafePages - Aggregated

This screen shows the result of a user printing 8 pages to the SavaPage printer, and illustrates thumbnail aggregation.

3.3.1. Document Expiration

When the document expiration time signal is set and expiration for a document is due, every thumbnail of the document is marked with a clock icon in a colored (orange) footer.

When the document is auto-deleted after expiration a notification message us shown.

See Section, “SafePages”.

3.3.2. Footer

The footer is positioned at the bottom of the main user panel. The base items are depicted in the figure below.

User Web App: Footer Base

Figure 3.14. User Web App: Footer Base

From left to right:

  • A check-mark icon as indication that the Web App is connected to the SavaPage server. Other icons are shown when the connection is being (re) established or lost. When the server is not down, this usually is a temporary condition due to a network hiccup. Don't worry, SavaPage will automatically restore the connection when the network permits.

  • The account balance of the logged in user. When you press the button a dialog with User Details is shown, including pagometer details. This button might not show depending on Financial User Privileges.

  • A tap on the Upload button shows the Upload File dialog. This button may have moved to the center button bar, depending on User Privileges.


Depending on User Privileges some buttons might changed, not shown or moved to the main button bar. Paper Size Indicator

If SafePages are present the unique paper sizes of the jobs are depicted in the footer. The text color indicates if a paper size is supported by the selected printer or not. The examples below illustrate how this works.

A4 and A3 jobs are present: a printer is selected that supports both paper sizes.

A4 and A3 jobs are present: a printer is selected that supports solely the A4 paper size. The A3 page is cropped to A4.

A4 and A3 jobs are present: a printer is selected that supports solely the A4 paper size. The A3 page is shrinked to A4.

A4 and A3 jobs are present: a printer is selected that supports none of the paper sizes (or no printer is selected yet). SavaPage Draw Indicator

The number of pages edited with SavaPage Draw are shown in the footer. The example below shows that 2 pages were edited. Hold Print Jobs

A summary of Hold Print Mode jobs and Job Tickets as a result of Proxy Printing is shown in the footer. The example below explains the layout.

From left to right:

  • The shortest remaining job release time.

  • The total number of hold jobs.

  • The total number of pages to be printed.

  • The total cost charged for printing.

A tap on the summary show a dialog where all Hold Jobs are shown in detail. Each job has three button, from left to right:

  • Show invoicing information.

  • Preview the PDF document to be printed.

  • Cancel the job.

And for all jobs:

  • Cancel (n) all n jobs.

  • Extend the expiry time of Hold Print Mode jobs.

  • Refresh dialog content

User Web App: Hold Print Jobs

Figure 3.15. User Web App: Hold Print Jobs

User Web App: Hold Copy Job

Figure 3.16. User Web App: Hold Copy Job

User Web App: Hold Job Transactions

Figure 3.17. User Web App: Hold Job Transactions

More information can be found at:

3.3.3. Document Details

A Tap on the page numbering below the image pops up the Document Details dialog.

User Web App: Document Details

Figure 3.18. User Web App: Document Details

In this example +UnifontMedium is an embedded font and Helvetica, as one of the Standard PDF Fonts, is rendered as Nimbus Sans L Regular. How fonts are resolved in SafePages Documents, depends on Driverless PDF Transfer Processing and PostScript Print Processing.

When document expiration is set the expiration time is shown. See Section, “SafePages”. Delete and Undo

Press the Delete document button in this dialog to delete all pages of a SafePages document, or check and apply Undo page delete to restore the full job in case document pages were deleted. See Section 3.9, “Sort”. Rotation

When a user prints to a printer and selects landscape orientation, the print manager of the originating application will translate and rotate the printed content to fit the dimensions of the hard copy target page.

When doing so, it makes assumptions about the (0,0) origin of the logical space on this page. The SavaPage printer driver provides a hint to the print manager about the origin, so it can rotate and translate the pages in a way that is compatible with the SavaPage printer.

Contrary to real printers, where hard copies can easily be rotated by hand, pages produced by the virtual SavaPage printer need special attention, since it is possible that landscape oriented prints rotate the content to portrait oriented images and PDF pages. Probably this is not what you want, so you can ad-hoc rotate job pages in SavaPage to landscape display orientation.

User Web App: Landscape Job

Figure 3.19. User Web App: Landscape Job

  • This what you might see when you print a job in landscape orientation.

  • Select the Rotate option and press the Apply button to rotate the page and all sibling pages belonging to the same job.

  • The result after rotation is shown in Figure 3.20, “User Web App: Rotated Pages”.


Although the Rotate dialog is triggered from a single SafePage, the rotation affects all SafePages within the same print job.

User Web App: Rotated Pages

Figure 3.20. User Web App: Rotated Pages

  • The SafePages after rotation.


When two WebApps are opened for the same user, the result of a page rotation performed in one Web App will not automatically be shown in the other. The user should do a manual refresh to update the SafePages preview.

3.3.4. Browser

A tap on a non-aggregated SafePage thumbnail image will show the page detail in the Browser.

User Web App: SafePage Browser (8 pages)

Figure 3.21. User Web App: SafePage Browser (8 pages)

Use the slider control to directly jump to the page of your choice. Extra actions are available by buttons at the bottom. From left to right:

User Web App: SafePage Browser - Page Options

Figure 3.22. User Web App: SafePage Browser - Page Options

  • This screen shows the Menu options with Zoom-in applied. Use the standard page scrolling of your browser to scroll the image up/down and left/right.

  • The optional Edit button toggles the SavaPage Draw panel. SavaPage Draw

If rsvg-convert is installed and a user has SafePages Editor privileges they can draw lines, shapes and text on a SafePage as shown in the example below.

User Web App: SavaPage Draw

Figure 3.23. User Web App: SavaPage Draw

Buttons at the left panel can be used to select properties and draw lines, shapes and text, as explained in the table below.



Toggles Brush (ON) or Shape (OFF) mode. Brush mode draws a trail with Color, Size and Opacity under the moving mouse pointer while pressing the left mouse button. Shape mode enables the Shape and Text buttons. A drawn Brush trail can be edited by selecting it in Shape mode.

Line, Rectangle

Circle, Triangle, Text

Draws a standard size of the respective Shape or Text at the top left of the page with Border, Fill and Opacity. A Text object is initialized with two sample text lines. The drawn object is selected by default so it can immediately be edited, resized and moved. Note: buttons are disabled when Brush mode is ON.


Toggles Lock mode for Border and Fill Color. When Lock mode is ON, pressing a Color button does not open the color selection dialog, but just applies the color to the selected drawn objects.

Brush | Border Color

Selects the Brush or Shape Color (depending on Brush or Shape mode). The selection is applied to any selected object. If Lock mode is ON, the color selection dialog does not open, and the locked color is applied to any selected object.

Size | Border

Selects the Brush Size or Shape Border (depending on Brush or Shape mode). The selection is applied to any selected object.

Fill Color

Selects the Fill Color of a Shape. The selection is applied to any selected object. If Lock mode is ON, the color selection dialog does not open, and the locked color is applied to any selected object.


Select the Opacity of a Brush or Shape object. The selection is applied to any selected object.


Makes the Fill of any selected object Transparent.

Select all

Selects all drawn objects (Shape and Brush trails).

Clear selection

Clears (deletes) all selected objects.

Clear all

Clears (deletes) all drawn objects.

Restore, Save

Saves the drawing or restores the earlier saved version.

Table 3.1. SavaPage Draw - Buttons (top to bottom)


The number of edited pages are shown in the SafePages footer. SavePages thumbnails of edited pages are marked with a small ✎ icon.


SavaPage Draw can be globally disabled by setting configuration property

webapp.user.page-browser.draw.enable = N

See Section 4.11.14, “Config Editor” on how to set this property.


Do not use SavaPage Draw as a tool to redact content in PDF exports. Redaction applies only to the visible surface: the underlying elements remain in the PDF and can be inspected with special tooling.