Paper Tray Handling
In Designer, you can select paper from different input
trays. You associate a master page with a paper type (media type)
in the Paper Type list on the Master Pages tab in the Object palette.
Because a form design can have more than one master page, the form
design can contain multiple paper types.
The paper types that are available in Designer are derived from
the Designer.xdc file. Using the Designer.xdc file, printers can
select the paper trays that they pull basic paper types from, such
as letter and legal.
- Single paper type for a paper size:
- If the printer has one paper tray with plain letter-sized
paper and the form’s master pages use letter-sized paper, the printer prints
on the letter-sized paper. This process is also true for legal and
other sizes that are installed on the printer.
- Four or fewer paper types for a paper size:
- The Designer.xdc file defines a set of special paper types.
These paper types can be used for most cases. However, if necessary,
you can create new ones and hand-edit the XDC file that Designer uses
(Designer.xdc) (See XDC Editor Help). For letter size,
the following paper types are defined:
An equivalent set of paper
types exists for the A4 and B4 JIS paper sizes.
an application can use letter-sized paper from three different trays without
modifying the Designer.xdc file. This example assumes that the correct paper
types are installed in the input trays that are associated with
each paper type. The associations are defined in the XDC file for
Here is another example of a job that can be
printed using the Designer.xdc file without modification. Consider
an insurance document package that uses four different letter-size
First page uses letterhead. (Select Letter
Letterhead in the Paper Type list in the Master Page tab.)
Second page through third-to-last page use plain white. (Select
Letter Plain in the Paper Type list in the Master Page tab.)
Second-to-last page uses blue paper with some notice/information.
(Select Letter Color in the Paper Type list in the Master Page tab.)
Final page uses preprinted and prescored insurance cards
at the bottom. (Select Letter Special in the Paper Type list in
the Master Page tab.)
This example assumes that
the correct paper types are installed in the input trays that are
associated with each paper type. The associations are defined in
the XDC file for the printer.
You can also add unique paper
types to the Designer.xdc file. Work closely with your network printer
administrator to ensure that the new paper type information is included
in the Designer.xdc file and the XDC file. These files are used by
the Output server network printers. (See XDC Editor Help.)