Visual Job Ticketing Summary Display
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-02
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jan-02
Job ticketing requires printer operators to track and manage numerous page exceptions and document level attributes. Page exceptions refer to the attributes of a given page (e.g., color, size, sides-imaged, chapter starts, finishing), while document level attributes refer to settings used for the entire document (e.g., body stock, document finishing and covers). The invention provides operators with an exception summary that lists all exceptions that have been set for the active document. Exception details include the page(s) the exception has been applied to, the exception type and details about the exception. Details vary depending upon the type of exception. The summary is tightly integrated with the visual feedback provided by the IBM Visual Job Ticketing Acrobat plugin thus providing the operator with a high-level view of all page exceptions as well as a means to access lower details (e.g., preview the page or get more information on the selected stock) when necessary.