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PRINT MANAGER FOR A NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027342D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 126K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Before Redisplaying User Selected Print Parameters I Print Shop Manager Redisplays User Specified Print Parameters I I I Job Ticket Converted Back Into Print Server Format With New Print Parameters XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 21, No. 2 March/April 1996 171

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

Job Ticket Converted Into A Print Server Format

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14 Job Ticket Interpreted In Print Server Format

PRINT MANAGER FOR A NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEM Thomas M. Bellucco
Warren F. Brandkamp
Michael L. Campanella
Samuel A. Fedele

Proposed Classification

US. C1.358/401 Int. C1. H04n 01/21

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proof acceptable

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Before Redisplaying User Selected Print Parameters

I Print Shop Manager Redisplays User Specified Print Parameters I I

Job Ticket Converted Back Into Print Server Format With New Print Parameters

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 21, No. 2 March/April 1996 171

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PRINT SHOP MANAGER FOR A NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEM

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Disclosed is a print manager application that enables a privileged user (e.g. a print shop manager) operating a plurality of printing machines to organize and manage print jobs in a network printing environment. The privileged user monitors print activity between the plurality of printing machines. For example, the print manager application enables movement of print jobs between print queues of the plurality of printers on the network. The print manager application displays to the privileged user a queue of a single printing machine or all queues of each printing machine on the network. The privileged user can then select a single job or multiple jobs, and then move the selected job(s) between queues. Other features include queue management (releasing/holding queue input and output), and job management (deleting, releasing/holding print jobs, and changing the order of print jobs in a queue).

In addition, the print manager application provides a privileged user with the ability to proof print jobs before submitting the entire job to be printed. If approved by a user who created the print job, the privileged user can submit the print job for final processing. Most importantly, the print manager application allows the privileged user to change job features or parameters when a print job has been submitted...