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From Jeremias Maerki <...@jeremias-maerki.ch>
Subject Re: best format for high speed printing
Date Mon, 02 Jun 2008 09:34:54 GMT
That page sequence itself doesn't have an effect on the PCL file (as it
doesn't have a concept of page groups). The tray selection extension
really just inserts the right PCL command at the beginning of each page
that the extension was specified for. If you omit the extension on one
page, no command will be inserted.

On 02.06.2008 11:19:05 Martin Edge wrote:
> Yeah - doing that now.. Sorry I meant to ask -
> 
> What if the combination of Letterhead v Plain Paper tray changes per page sequence ?
(example below)
> 
> <areaTree>
>   <pageSequence> 
>     <pageViewport bounds="0 0 595275 841889" key="P1" nr="1" formatted-nr="1" simple-page-master-name="basicPage">
>       <page> <--- Tray 2
>       </page>
>     </pageViewport>
>     <pageViewport bounds="0 0 595275 841889" key="P2" nr="2" formatted-nr="2" simple-page-master-name="basicPage">
>       <page> <--- Tray 1
>       </page>
>     </pageViewport>
>     <pageViewport bounds="0 0 595275 841889" key="P3" nr="3" formatted-nr="3" simple-page-master-name="basicPage">
>       <page> <--- Tray 1
>       </page>
>     </pageViewport>
>     <pageViewport bounds="0 0 595275 841889" key="P4" nr="4" formatted-nr="4" simple-page-master-name="basicPage">
>       <page> <--- Tray 1
>       </page>
>     </pageViewport>
>   </pageSequence>
>   <pageSequence>
>     <pageViewport bounds="0 0 595275 841889" key="P5" nr="5" formatted-nr="5" simple-page-master-name="basicPage">
>       <page> <--- Tray 1
>       </page>
>     </pageViewport>
>     <pageViewport bounds="0 0 595275 841889" key="P6" nr="6" formatted-nr="6" simple-page-master-name="basicPage">
>       <page> <--- Tray 1
>       </page>
>     </pageViewport>
>     <pageViewport bounds="0 0 595275 841889" key="P7" nr="7" formatted-nr="7" simple-page-master-name="basicPage">
>       <page> <--- Tray 2
>       </page>
>     </pageViewport>
>     <pageViewport bounds="0 0 595275 841889" key="P8" nr="8" formatted-nr="8" simple-page-master-name="basicPage">
>       <page> <--- Tray 2
>       </page>
>     </pageViewport>
>   </pageSequence>
> </areaTree>
> 
> (obviously duplexing I will have to test.. am downloading the FOP source now.. (not that
I'm a java programmer ;))
> 
> I really do appreciate your help by the way - in the last few days I have made heaps
of progress thanks to your combined efforts - 
> 
> Thanks again,
> Martin.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremias Maerki [mailto:dev@jeremias-maerki.ch] 
> Sent: Monday, 2 June 2008 7:10 PM
> To: fop-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org
> Subject: Re: best format for high speed printing
> 
> The tray selection extension just results in a command in PCL. If that
> works with changing duplexing, I don't know. You'll have to do some
> experiments.
> 
> On 02.06.2008 11:02:15 Martin Edge wrote:
> > Would these extensions work if the duplexing can vary per PageSequence?
> > 
> > Or should I see what is put in the intermediate format to define this and override
it in there?
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jeremias Maerki [mailto:dev@jeremias-maerki.ch] 
> > Sent: Monday, 2 June 2008 6:45 PM
> > To: fop-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: best format for high speed printing
> > 
> > Tray selection is available: http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/0.95/output.html#pcl-extensions
> > 
> > A Simplex/Duplex selection (ESC&l#S) extension hasn't been implemented,
> > yet, but should be easy to add if you take tray selection as a template.
> > 
> > On 02.06.2008 10:16:38 Martin Edge wrote:
> > > Cool - I have converted to the intermediate format, and then happily got it
to translate that to PCL..
> > > 
> > > Is there any additional functionality in the Intermediate format ?
> > > 
> > > For instance, can I set tray selection and duplex selection per PageSequence?
> > > 
> > > (Otherwise I will just generate one PCL, split it and add each flag per PCL)
> > > 
> > > Thanks
> > > Martin.
> > > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Jeremias Maerki [mailto:dev@jeremias-maerki.ch] 
> > > Sent: Monday, 2 June 2008 4:44 PM
> > > To: fop-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org
> > > Subject: Re: best format for high speed printing
> > > 
> > > PCL is not very easy to post-process. It's possible but probably tedious.
> > > 
> > > I'd use FOP's intermediate format [1] to add your barcodes and then
> > > normally render the processed intermediate format using the PS or PCL
> > > renderers.
> > > 
> > > [1] http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/0.95/intermediate.html
> > > 
> > > On 01.06.2008 14:41:33 Martin Edge wrote:
> > > > OK - A further bit of research suggests - the reason I'm going to PDF
> > > > first, is I have to rewrite some barcode information which dictates the
> > > > page numbering for an intelligent envelope inserter
> > > > 
> > > > Can you edit text easily in a PCL page? I'm using .NET
> > > > 
> > > <snip/> 
> > > 
> > 




Jeremias Maerki


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