WPM Connect

WPM Connect lets you send AFP print jobs to WPM Web for additional processing.

This feature adds the SetWPMProperties step template to the list of supplied step templates. When added to a workflow, that step template lets you specify values that Ricoh ProcessDirector uses to create a User Information Page (UIP) for WPM Web. WPM Web can use that UIP to process the print job.

The UIP is a type of banner page that is sent to WPM Web before the print job. The UIP is not printed like other banner pages. WPM Web automatically accepts and interprets the UIP and uses the information it contains to set WPM properties.

When you configure the SetWPMProperties step template, you must specify coded fonts that Ricoh ProcessDirector should use to create the UIP for both double-byte and single-byte characters. Make sure that those coded fonts are added to the code page mapping file for banner pages before you try to send a job to WPM Web. The code page mapping file for banner pages is stored in:/aiw/aiw1/control_files/banner_pages/ (AIX and Linux) or C:\aiw\aiw1\control_files\banner_pages\ (Windows).

Add lines to map your SBCS and DBCS coded fonts to the IBM-930 or IBM-939 code pages. For example, add lines like these:


Also make sure that the coded fonts are stored in a directory that Ricoh ProcessDirector searches for resources. For example, you can add the directory to the AFP resource path property for the printer object.

After you create workflows that include steps based on the SetWPMProperties step template, you can define an AFP printer object that sends print jobs to the WPM AFP Emulator. When you set the value of the Create User Information Page property for an AFP printer to Yes, Ricoh ProcessDirector creates the UIP and sends the UIP and the print job to WPM Web.

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