RPM Text Banner Transform

What it does

Adds a banner page at the beginning of the print stream.

Purpose

In RPM 4.5 and prior we had a function to insert job metadata as plain text, ahead of a print job. This was typically used with filter jobs so the customer could get access to job metadata. 

In RPM 5.x we extend that a bit by allowing for a text file.This file should contain text tags that the transform will look for, and replace with the actual job metadata.

Setup

  • Banner template Click Browse to locate a customized text banner page. If blank, the default banner page will be printed.

Banner template replacement

If you configure a banner template file, the text banner transform will read the file contents, then search and replace the following literal text with the corresponding job metadata:

  • %CLASS%
  • %HOST%
  • %INDENT%
  • %JOB%
  • %NAME%
  • %USER%
  • %TITLE%
  • %FORMAT%
  • %WIDTH%

Any of these tags found in the template file will be replaced with job metadata. If the metadata doesn't exist, the data is left unchanged.

For instance, if the job does not have a WIDTH setting but the template file includes "%WIDTH%", that is not removed.

Banner insert

If the template file is not specified, then the transform generates a line for each variable in the job metadata. For instance, if "class" is included, then the banner contains:

"CLASS: " followed by the class. The quotes illustrate the trailing space but are not themselves included.