Xerox FreeFlow Accxes Submit User guide

Xerox FreeFlow Accxes Submit User guide
Version 2.0
Software Version 1.0.xx
April 2011
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Xerox Wide Format
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FreeFlow Accxes Submit
User Guide
FreeFlowTM Accxes® Submit
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Document Version: 2.0 (April 2011).
Table of Contents
Introduction ............................................................................................................ v
FreeFlowTM Accxes® Submit ...............................................................................................................v
Key Features .............................................................................................................................................v
System Requirements ...........................................................................................................................v
1
Installation .................................................................................................1-1
Before you start..................................................................................................................................1-1
Installation Procedure .....................................................................................................................1-1
2
Accxes Submit – First Use.....................................................................2-1
Introduction .........................................................................................................................................2-1
Before you start..................................................................................................................................2-1
Configure Accxes Submit for first use.......................................................................................2-2
Printers field.............................................................................................................................2-3
Size Ranges field ....................................................................................................................2-5
Viewer field ..............................................................................................................................2-5
Units field .................................................................................................................................2-5
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Accxes Submit – User Interface .........................................................3-1
Accxes Submit User Interface ......................................................................................................3-1
Main Menus and Icons .......................................................................................................3-3
Job Options ..............................................................................................................................3-4
Documents list ........................................................................................................................3-5
Document options ................................................................................................................3-6
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Index.................................................................................................................1
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Introduction
FreeFlowTM Accxes® Submit
Xerox Wide Format FreeFlow Accxes Submit is part of the Xerox Wide Format
FreeFlow Accxes Productivity Tools suite of software.
Accxes Submit is license-free Windows client software used to submit printable file
formats to FreeFlow Accxes Control software.
Accxes Submit can also be used as an alternative to Accxes Client Tools for print job
submission to Accxes-based printers.
Files submitted using the Accxes Submit client software must be in a print ready
format that is supported by either FreeFlow Accxes Control and/or Accxes-based
printers. For a list of supported file formats see either the Accxes Control User Guide,
or the Accxes Controller specification sales sheet.
Key Features
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Easy to set-up and use application for submitting printable file formats without
the need to process files on the client PC.
Load printable files into the software by drag and drop.
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Save print sets.
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Automatic installation of Print Modes and Finishing options from Accxes Control
and Accxes-based printers.
Simple menu navigation to change size, copy count, etc.
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System Requirements
The Xerox® Wide Format FreeFlowTM Accxes® Submit software requires the following
minimum PC specification to function correctly.
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Min 2.0Ghz Processor, 2Gb RAM, 5Gb available disk space.
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Windows XP, Windows 7, 32bit and 64bit – with latest service packs.
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1 Installation
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Before you start
Download the latest FreeFlow Accxes Submit installation kit from:
http://downloads.xwfsolutions.com/ffapt/Install%20Kits/
Administrator permissions are required to install this software.
Installation Procedure
1. Double-click the Accxes Submit Setup.exe file to being the installation.
2. Click [Next] to continue the installation.
Review the Software End User License Agreement
3. Accept the terms of the license agreement and select [Next] in order to continue.
4. Accept the default installation folder and select [Next] to continue.
5. Click [Install] to begin the installation.
The Accxes Control set-up window displays the successful completion of the
installation.
6. Select [Finish].
Proceed to the next chapter to configure Accxes Submit for first use.
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First Use
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Introduction
Once installed, Accxes Submit must be configured to use at least one print device
before the software fully starts.
This chapter explains the basic set-up of the software.
Before you start
Accxes Submit attempts to verify the connection to any printer configured within the
application. If the connection is unsuccessful, the printer will not be installed and the
software can not be used. Therefore, before you start, ensure the following:
1. If Accxes Submit is intended for use with the Accxes Control software, ensure the
software is running and correctly configured with at least one enabled network
hotfolder.
2. Configuration of Accxes Submit with Accxes Control will require the TCP/IP
address of the PC hosting Accxes Control and the port number associated with the
enabled network hotfolder within Accxes Control.
3. If Accxes Submit is intended for use with an Accxes-based printer, ensure the
printer is on and correctly configured on the network.
4. Configuration of Accxes Submit with an Accxes-based printer also requires the
TCP/IP address of the Accxes Controller.
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Configure Accxes Submit for first use
Start the Accxes Submit application from:
Start > All Programs > Xerox > FreeFlow Accxes > Accxes Submit
The language selection window will open first. Select your default language and
uncheck the box to disable displaying the language selection again.
Click [OK] to continue starting the application.
The Settings window will open (figure 2.1). Note: Accxes Submit will not run until at
least one printer has been configured. Once correctly configured, Accxes Submit will
start normally. The Settings window can be accessed at any time from the File >
Settings menu.
Fig 2.1
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Printers field
In the Settings window, below the Printers field, click [New] to open the Printer Details
window shown below:
Accxes-based Printers
If configuring Accxes Submit to print direct to a Xerox Wide Format Accxes-based
printer, enter the name of the printer in the Name field and the TCP/IP address of the
Accxes controller in the Address field.
FreeFlow Accxes Control
If configuring Accxes Submit to print to FreeFlow Accxes Control software, enter the
name of the Accxes Control network hotfolder in the Name field and the TCP/IP
address of the PC hosting Accxes Control in the Address field.
It is possible to set up more than one printer in Accxes Submit to print to more than
one network hotfolder in Accxes Control. Different Accxes Control network hotfolders
are addressed by adding the network port number to the TCP/IP address in the Name
field as shown in the example below:
Example
Two network hotfolders have been configured within Accxes Control:
One hotfolder is created with the name ‘Wide Format Colour’ and configured to
use port 9500. Everything printing to this hotfolder is sent to a wide format
colour device and does not use any rules to affect processing.
A second hotfolder is created with the name ‘Automatic’ and configured to use
port 9600. Everything printing to this hotfolder is subject to rules that split print
jobs according to size and colour.
Within Accxes Submit, configure the first printer to address the Wide Format
Colour hotfolder using port 9500 as follows:
In the Printer Details Name field, enter a name such as ‘Wide Format Colour’ or
anything else that identifies the wide format colour device.
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In the Address field, the correct
hotfolder queue is addressed by
entering xx.xx.xx.xx:9500 (TCP/IP
address, colon, port number Where xx.xx.xx.xx represents the
TCP/IP address of the PC hosting
Accxes Control) – See example
right:
Within Accxes Submit, configure the second printer to address the Automatic
hotfolder using port 9600 as follows:
In the Printer Details Name field, enter a name such as ‘Automatic’ or anything
else that identifies the automatic print queue or the Accxes Control application.
In the Address field, the correct
hotfolder queue is addressed by
entering xx.xx.xx.xx:9600 (TCP/IP
address, colon, port number Where xx.xx.xx.xx represents the
TCP/IP address of the PC hosting
Accxes Control) – See example
right:
When Accxes Submit is started, both print queues will be listed in the Printer
field as shown in the example below:
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Size Ranges field
The Size Ranges field is used to determine the print sizes available to the user for
selecting when scaling print jobs.
In order to avoid users having to navigate a large dropdown list because it includes
unused media sizes, it is recommended to disabled the unused size ranges.
In the example shown (Figure 2.1) both ANSI and ARCH are disabled, leaving just ISO
and roll sizes available.
Viewer field
FreeFlow Accxes Submit is intended for use with print ready file formats. It is
therefore possible to configure the software to use a viewer in order to visually check a
file prior to print submission. Experimentation with various viewers is necessary.
If Accxes Submit has been installed on the same PC used to host FreeFlow Accxes
Control software, it is possible to use the Accxes Control application to view print files
within the Accxes Submit application. This is configured by entering the path of the
Accxes Control viewer application in the Viewer field exactly as follows, including the
quotes:
"C:\Program Files\xerox\FreeFlow Accxes\Accxes Control\FFAcontrol.exe" –F
Units field
This field sets the default units used within the Accxes Submit application. Use the
dropdown to select mm, cm or inches.
Once all the above has been configured, click [OK] in the Settings window in order to
run the Accxes Submit application. The next chapter explains the Accxes Submit User
Interface.
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Accxes Submit User Interface
Once the Accxes Submit settings have been configured for first use with at least one
printer correctly configured, the application opens (Figure 3.1).
Fig 3.1
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The Accxes Submit User Interface is explained in four main areas (Figure 3.2):
Main Menus and Icons – Menus for Accxes Submit settings, Job and Document
options.
Job Options – Changes made here affect all the documents in the print job.
Documents List (Print Job) – Documents listed here make up the print job.
Document Options – Changes made here affect individual documents in the
print job.
Main Menus and Icons
Job Options
Documents List (Print Job)
Document Options
Fig 3.2
Each area of the Accxes Submit User Interface is explained in the following pages.
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Main Menus and Icons
File menu
New
Creates a new print job – removes all existing documents
and returns print settings to defaults.
Opens a previously saved print job.
Open
Save
Save As
Print
Saves the documents in the print job and all the print job
settings – note this saves a reference to locations of the
various documents in the print job. It does not save the
actual documents themselves.
As above but can be used to save an existing job with a
different name.
Submits the current print job to Accxes Control or an Accxesbased printer.
Settings
Opens the Settings window to edit printers, media sizes,
viewer and units.
Exit
Exit the Accxes Submit application.
Edit menu
Cut
Removes one or more highlighted documents from the
Documents List.
Copy
Used to create additional copies of one or more highlighted
documents in the Documents List.
Paste
Pastes a document or documents in the Documents List
after selecting either Cut or Copy.
Copy Options
Copies the print options for one highlighted document.
Paste Options
Pastes the print options to one or more highlighted
documents.
Insert
Opens a Windows explorer to select and insert a new
document below the currently highlighted document.
Delete
Removes one or more highlighted documents from the
Documents List.
Opens the currently highlighted document in the Viewer.
View
Help menu
Change Language
Change language used in Accxes Control
About
Displays the installed version of Accxes Submit.
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Job Options
Job Options
Name
Automatically populated with the name of the first
document in the Documents List, or the name of a
previously saved print job. Can also be used to type any
message required to display in the Accxes Control Main
Interface job Queue.
Copies
Copies of every document in the entire print job.
Collate
Off, Reverse or Forward. Sets the collation required for the
entire print job when printed as a set.
Printer
Selects the desired printer from the list of devices created in
the Settings window.
Job Accounting
When enabled, the User ID and Account ID field appear in
order to enter Job Accounting data that can be used to
identify account details.
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Documents list
The Documents List of the Accxes Submit Main Interface (Shown below) lists all the
documents and their print modes in the current print job.
The document settings identified in the Documents line called <Default> affects all
documents added to the list. Changing these default document print options changes
all subsequently added documents. It does not change documents already in the
Documents list.
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Document options
Documents options are spread across four tabs: General, Finishing, Labelling and
Advanced. Each tab is explained as follows:
General tab
General tab
Copies of Document
Changes the copy count for one or more highlighted
documents.
Size
Default is ANY and means the document will print at its
original size. Use the dropdown field to changes the print
size for one or more highlighted documents.
Media Type
Default is ANY and means documents will automatically
print using the default print mode and rules within Accxes
Control. Any additional print modes created within Accxes
Control get downloaded to Accxes Submit when the printer
is created in the Settings window. These print modes are
then available to be chosen by the user when submitting
print jobs. When printing to a Wide Format Colour Inkjet
Device, such options listed here can identify print modes
such as Draft, Normal and Best.
Scale
Default is Auto and means the document will be scaled to
whatever size is chosen in the Size field. A list of default
scaling percentages is also listed in this field.
Optimise Lines
Ensures print lines are maintained when reducing a
document size. Otherwise reduction of fine lines could result
in them disappearing.
Prints the current print job.
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Finishing tab
Finishing tab
Enable Finishing
Makes the finishing options available so that folding options
can be applied to one or more documents.
Program
Default is BYPASS and means documents are not folded.
Once Finishing is enabled, the Program field lists the fold
programs available for the Xerox Wide Format installed
folder. The fold programs are either downloaded direct from
an Accxes-based printer or from Accxes Control, when
printers are added in the Settings window.
Title Block
Default is DON’T CARE and means any folded documents
will be folded according to the most appropriate settings
based upon the orientation of the document. The dropdown
field is used to set alternative title block positions required
when printing direct to an Accxes-based printer. However,
when Accxes Submit is used to print through Accxes Control,
the software uses automatic Title Block detection.
Intelligent Title
Block
Default is disabled. When enabled, this option works
together with other folded selections to help Accxes
controllers work out whether the mix of document size,
orientation, fold style and title block selection are valid. If
not, Accxes will automatically change the parameters to
produce what it believes is the correct output.
Experimentation is required.
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Labelling tab
Labelling tab
Enable Label
Makes the label option available.
Text
Free text field used to type whatever label the user requires.
Font
Choice of font for the label.
Size
Choice of font size.
Shading
Shading of font. White is 0, Black is 100 and numbers inbetween provide greyscale.
Rotate
Rotation of the label. Experimentation is required.
Location X Y
XY location of the label on the print. Experimentation is
required.
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Advanced tab
Advanced tab
Media Source
Default is Auto and means media choice will be made based
upon best choice by the printer or by any default workflows
applied within Accxes Control. Additional Media Sources will
be listed here when a new printer with additional options is
added in the Settings window.
Justification X Y
Default is CENTER, CENTER and means the image will be
centred on the page. Changing this can help ensure an
image smaller than the smallest roll size available is printed
on one side of the sheet thereby making trimming only
necessary on one side. The dropdown fields provide options
for Left, Right, Top and Bottom.
Rotate
Default is Auto and means rotation of the image on the
page will be automatic to provide the best fit. The dropdown
fields provide options to rotate the image 0, 90, 180 or 270
degrees.
Mirror X Y
Mirrors the image in either the X or Y plane or both.
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4 Index
D
Document options, 3-6
Document Options, 3-2
Documents list, 3-5
Documents List (Print Job), 3-2
F
M
Main Menus and Icons, 3-2, 3-3
P
Printer Details, 2-3, 2-4
Printers, 2-3
Finishing, 3-7
Q
H
queues, 2-4
hotfolders
hotfolder, 2-3
S
J
Settings, 2-2, 2-6, 3-3, 3-4, 3-6, 3-7, 3-9
U
Job Options, 3-2, 3-4
L
Labelling, 3-8
language, 2-2, 3-3
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Units, 2-5
V
Viewer, 2-5, 3-3
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