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Function documentation Print Options

Use

Subject to certain prerequisites, an output device can support printing with additional print options. If this is the case, there is a Print Options tab page in the Device Definition. End users can select the print options both in the Output Controller (transaction SP01) and in the print dialog for SAPscript and SAP Smart Forms documents. The options and option values that can actually be used for the print request depend on the technical prerequisites of the connected printer and on the default settings for the device type. 

 

Prerequisites 

The output device uses a device type that supports the format type “POSS”. The Print Options tab page is only visible for this output device in transaction SPAD if this is the case.

 

Features

Print options are stored in the attributes of the device type. The following options are available:

      Input Tray

      Output Tray

      Print in Color

      Double-Sided Printing

      Stapling Function

      Punch Function

      Job Separation

      Page Binding

      User Authentication

 

Each of the print options can contain multiple values. For example, for the option Stapling Function, there can be values such as “Top-left corner”, "Top center“, “Bottom right”; and for Double-Sided Printing, “Bind on long edge“ or “Bind on short edge“. End users can select these option values in the print dialog box. 

In addition to the options listed above, there are three variable options, three list options, and three input field options that vendors of device types can define as they wish.

 

Note The vendors assign the print options to the device types. The descriptions for the options (see list) are specified by SAP; however, the respective values can vary depending on the vendor.

For examples, see the last section.

 

Activities

Note that the print options and their values are predefined for each device type. As an administrator, you can deactivate options or individual option values, or define them as preselected values for an output device.

For more information, see: Managing Print Options

 

 

Example

Most print options can have many different values. The table below contains some typical examples.

Print Option

Option Value

Input Tray

  • No selection
  • Input tray (auto)
  • Input tray 1
  • Input tray 2
  • Input tray 3
  • Manual paper feed

        

 

Note that any entry on the Output Attributes tab page, in the Output attributes for list drivers und Smart Forms group box, for the “Paper Tray“ attribute is overridden by the settings in the print options. For more information, see:

Special Print Functions

 

Output Tray

  • No selection
  • Output tray 1
  • Output tray 2
  • Mailbox tray 1
  • Mailbox tray 2
  • Finisher booklet tray

        

 

Print in Color

         Color

         Monochrome

Only for color printers. You can use this option to activate or deactivate color printing.

For certain PCL-5 and Kyocera printers, you also need to set the “Color printer” indicator for the output device on the Output Attributes tab page, in the Output attributes for list drivers and Smart Forms group box. Otherwise, color printing will not work despite the setting in the print options. For more information, see SAP Note 410727.

Double-Sided Printing

         No selection

         Duplex, long-edge binding

         Duplex, short-edge binding

         Simplex

        

 

Note that any entry on the Output Attributes tab page, in the Output attributes for list drivers und Smart Forms group box, for the “Print Mode“ attribute is overridden by the settings in the print options.

 

Stapling Function

  • No selection
  • Stapled, top-left corner
  • Stapled, top-right corner
  • Stapled, top edge
  • Stapled, left edge

        

Punch Function

  • No selection
  • Punch, two holes on the left edge
  • Punch, four holes on the left edge
  • Punch, two holes on the top edge
  • Punch, four holes on the top edge

        

 

Job Separation

Indicator: Yes/No

Page Binding

Indicator: Yes/No

User Authentication

Input field for password

 

Examples of vendor-dependent options:

      Draft mode

      A3 drawer

      Ring binder

      Side tray

     

 

More information:

 

Managing Print Options

Printing with Print Options

Print Tickets

 

This graphic is explained in the accompanying text  SAP Printing Guide Start Page

 

 

 

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