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Frequently Asked Questions JacanaForms
JacanaForms
1. Which printers are supported?

2. How do I implement multi-tray forms printing?

3. Can I route to multiple printers from JacanaForms output?

4. Will I achieve rated print speed using JacanaForms?

5. Is duplex printing available?

6. Is label printing supported?

7. Can I use the internal flash memory and hard drive of the printer to reduce network traffic?

8. Can I design a form and have it execute from a menu option in my iSeries application?

9. Is it possible to deliver forms output by e-mail?

10. Is it possible to deliver forms output by fax?

11. Can files be output from JacanaForms as PDF documents?

12. Can the solution be implemented for multi-site companies?

13. Is the Euro currency supported?

14. Can JacanaForms print checks?

15. How do I change the default printer in Design?

16. How do I install Adobe Central Output Server 5.5 on Windows 2003 Server? I get an error when I type in the authorisation code.

17. How do I enable Visual Transformation Editor to accept End Column values higher than 2000?

 

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1. Which printers are supported?

JacanaForms supports a variety of printers – desktop, mid-range, high speed models using PCL, Postscript, Metacode, AFP and thermal transfer label printers. And specialized drivers insure output at the rated speed of the laser printer. JacanaForms is scaleable and will operate for a small workgroup or across an entire organization.

Momentum is a Hewlett Packard Peripheral Development Partner. JacanaForms has been specially tuned to support the HP LaserJet range of printers, including the following models:

  • LaserJet 4000, 8100
  • LaserJet 4500 & 8500 Color Laser Printers.

High volume printer support: Xerox Metacode and IBM AFP are available as optional support. Please check your requirements with Momentum.

Cluster printing: Cluster printing is the direct connection via LAN of multiple printers to a single NT server that regulates the print process. Combining up to 10 printers printing at their rated speed of 32ppm, the effective throughput is 320 ppm, or 19,200 pages per hour. To review processing volumes please check with Momentum.

Each new release of JacanaForms will include updates to printers recently released in the marketplace.

 

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2. How do I implement multi-tray forms printing?

The paper handling options that are supported are printer dependent. If the chosen printer driver has support for various paper handling options on the printer device, then these will appear in the menu option of JacanaForms Design. Paper sources can include the manual feed tray, envelope feeder or other tray /cassette options. Utilizing such features with colored paper stock in each tray can address visual identification that is inherent in pre-printed multi-part forms i.e. multiple copies of the document are printed, one to each tray with each tray containing a different color stock.

Another simple alternative to different color stocks is to literally print the words in a large watermark on the page e.g. ‘PINK COPY’.

JacanaForms can also address the need to print a page, followed by an envelope for that page from the same data stream.

 

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3. Can I route to multiple printers from JacanaForms output?

Routing of the printing to more that one printer is straightforward in a JacanaForms solution. For example, printing three (3) copies of the purchase order in different locations can be achieved by adding extra steps in the Central component to merge the data with the same form and print each step to a separate predefined printer location. Each step could also use a different occurrence of the purchase order to enable addition or suppression of information. For example, the purchase order to the warehouse could exclude dollar values.

 

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4. Will I achieve rated print speed using JacanaForms?

JacanaForms uses optimized printer drivers for the selected printer. Optimized drivers will achieve rated speed.

 

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5. Is duplex printing available?

If the printer can print in duplex, the form can be designed utilizing that feature.

 

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6. Is label printing supported?

JacanaForms supports certain models of Zebra, Intermac, Datamax, TEC and Monarch thermal transfer bar code label printers. Please refer to Momentum with your specific requirements.

 

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7. Can I use the internal flash memory and hard drive of the printer to reduce network traffic?

Yes. JacanaForms enables you to manage the memory in the printer device.

JacanaForms will by default, download the electronic form to the printer once and then send the data in ASCII format.

 

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8. Can I design a form and have it execute from a menu option in my iSeries application?

Yes. Using the "run report" command, the report can replace current print programs and seem transparent to the user.

 

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9. Is it possible to deliver forms output by e-mail?

Forms output can be delivered to an e-mail address. For further information refer to the Interface to Email section.

 

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10. Is it possible to deliver forms output by fax?

JacanaForms can produce the form output required by popular fax solutions such as Omtool Fax Server, Quadrant, Write Fax and others. Verification of the suitability of the chosen fax server product should be ascertained from Momentum.

The integration with fax products is usually straight forward and only requires JacanaForms to output the print job as a print ready file into the collector directory of the fax product. Omtool and WriteFax can be installed on the same NT Server as the JacanaForms Central component.

Forms design prototyping is recommended to ensure legibility. Simple refinements such as an increase in font size may be appropriate.

 

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11. Can files be output from JacanaForms as PDF documents?

JacanaForms can output to an Adobe Acrobat PDF document for archival and distribution purposes.

 

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12. Can the solution be implemented for multi-site companies?

Many organizations operate in multiple locations. JacanaForms can deliver a print output file to any nominated printer, as long as the path exists for the data file to reach the printer. Print output files vary in size depending on number of pages and complexity of other elements within that data file. Output is generated and directed to the printer as PCL code with typical file sizes c. 10-20KB per page.

 

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13. Is the Euro currency supported?

The Euro graphic symbol is included in the JacanaForms Design application. Currently printers do not support the Euro font character. However, JacanaForms Design will allow the form to be created with a graphic field added to the end of a numeric field. The symbol is provided in a number of different point sizes. This solution allows Central to print the Euro symbol.

 

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14. Can JacanaForms print checks?

Yes, JacanaForms handles check printing. We recommend the use of Hewlett Packard MICR enabled printers. For further details on MICR click here.

 

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15. How do I change the default printer in Design?

There are two ways to select the printer you wish to use when printing through Central. It is recommended that you use a printer driver that is shipped with the Design product so that you will achieve rated speed. If, however, you wish to use a Windows Configured printer, then the Design tool will use the printer specified as the Windows Default via the Control Panel (on the computer that has the Design tool installed). To change the Default printer, right click on the printer in Control Panel and check the option to "Set As Default". Next time you compile the form in Design, you will be using the new "Default" printer.
Using the provided drivers or the Windows Driver is a setting made via the File menu in Design.

 

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16. How do I install Adobe Central Output Server 5.5 on a Windows 2003 Server?

If you are installing Adobe Central Output Server Version 5.5 on Microsoft Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition, you must change the compatibility flag on the Central installation file, setup.exe. Without the change, the installation will fail when you attempt to enter the Product Authorization Code. Place the CD in to the CD ROM drive. This will cause the Autorun to begin. When the installation screen appears, click Quit to exit. From Windows Explorer, click on the CD drive and locate the file setup.exe. in the folder on the CD drive Products\PC\Central Pro Output server. Right-click setup.exe and select Properties. On the Compatibility tab, select the Run this program in compatibility mode for: check box and in the list, click Windows 2000. Click OK. Double-click setup.exe to continue the Central installation.

 

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17. How do I enable Visual Transformation Editor to accept End Column values higher than 2000?

Open the file taz.xml in a text editor (MUST be a basic no-frills editor like MS Notepad). The file is located in the directory where Visual Transformation Editor was installed, by default e.g. C:\Program Files\Adobe\TransEdit\. Locate the LinesColumnsMax element in taz.xml. (This is the element that governs the End Column values in the Simple Extractions dialog box.) Change the value of the LinesColumnsMax element from 2000 to the required higher value. The absolute maximum for this value is 10000. If LinesColumnsMax is set greater than 10000, Visual Transformation Editor displays a warning and uses the value of 10000 as the maximum. 
Save taz.xml. 
Note:The absolute limit of 10000 for the End Column only applies to Visual Transformation Editor. Transformation Agent does not have the same limitation. If required, the MaxRecordSize setting in the Transformation Agent configuration file can be set to a value above 10000.

 

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