Sorting (one-to-one) PDF job scenario

This scenario describes how you can sort a PDF job so that its documents print in a certain order.

In this example, an application produces a job that is unsorted. The administrator wants to sort the job alphabetically according to customer last name.

One-to-one usage scenario diagram

Ricoh ProcessDirector supports job sorting using the document properties file.

  1. You create a SortMyPDFJob workflow to receive and prepare the incoming data. You base SortMyPDFJob on the sample SortPDF workflow that PDF Document Support installs.
  2. In your new workflow, SortMyPDFJob, you specify a Ricoh ProcessDirector Plug-in for Adobe Acrobat control file in the IdentifyPDFDocuments step. This step creates a document properties file containing document property values for each document in the job.
  3. You specify the sorting properties in the SortDocuments step to the Assemble phase.
  4. You define the BuildPDFFromDocuments step to update the PDF file for Job 1001 to put the documents in their sorted order. In this step, you also specify the Ricoh ProcessDirector Plug-in for Adobe Acrobat control files that add markup to PDF files that you process using this workflow.
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