Administration Guide : PDF Image Replacement workflows : Server Setup

Server Setup
The setup of the Xinet server is fairly straightforward, and applies to all workflows involving PDF Image Replacement.
To set up a server:
Using the Xinet GUI, add a new PDF File queue.
Then select the subtype PDF Image Replacement using the pop-up list. Note that it is mutually exclusive of PDF variants that don’t support transparencies.
Select any output or working directory that suits you, using the Select an Output Folder pop-up list iteratively. You may click on any link in the path to navigate backwards and use the (New Folder) option from the pop-up list to create new directories if you need to.
When you’ve established the location, click the Next button.
After assigning the queue a unique queue name, configure the queue as you might any other PDF File queue (see Adding a PDF File(s) queue and Basic print queue options), however there will be a few notable exceptions from other kinds of PDF queues: options which otherwise would cause job failures (e.g., skipping image replacement altogether, replacement-based JPEG image compression, or page rotation) don’t exist on PDF Image Replacement queues. Note, Image Replacement options for a PDF Image Replacement queue. These settings only effect the conversion of placed non-PDF artwork to PDF form. Neither placed PDFs nor other incoming PDF information will be effected by these settings. In other words, these setting will only be applied to images that the server must convert to PDF.
Please note, that as with other kinds of image-replacement queues, you may also engage Asset Timer when using PDF IR. “Select the Preferred Rendering Intent for the queue. Profiles are built with a default rendering intent in mind, which is encoded in the profile itself. Choosing the (Profile’s Default) option in the pop-up list uses that Rendering Intent. The output profile, in conjunction with an image’s input profile, may support another Rendering Intent. You can choose one of these from the list below. If the selected preference is not supported by the two profiles, the output profile default will be used.”
[optional] The Preflight and post-processing disclosure triangle offers the PDF-IR related options shown in Figure 5. The option, On job failure, save PDF input here, allows the administrator to set a location on the server where PDFs that have been dropped into a Hot Folder will be saved upon job failure. Just as Failure Queues for PostScript jobs (see Forwarding successful and failed jobs), this setting provides a way to troubleshoot Input PDF files that cause a job failure when being processed.
[optional] The Custom processing options disclosure triangle offers PDF-IR related options, shown in 6.. Set them as appropriate.
With the Save log files for PDF-IR jobs option turned on, a log file will automatically be saved in the PDF IR destination folder. This way, remote users who upload PDFs to a Hot Folder will get feedback about the success or failure of the PDF IR job. Note that log files will always be saved if the job fails.
The Write PDF-IR log files here option lets you determine an alternative log file location. Normally, log files are saved in the output folder for the queue.
Use the Options for controlling PDF creation disclosure triangle to expose and then set compression and font-handling options for the queue. Once again, the options, different than those for other kinds of PDF queues, have been particularly tailored to PDF Image Replacement needs.
Setting up configureable PDF queues provides information about each option. Most notably, this is where you establish image encoding and compression for PDF Image Replacement queues. These can make a large difference on the size and appearance of files generated by the queue. Most sites will want to set encoding and compression to either ZIP, Maximum-Quality JPEG, or High-Quality JPEG.
Set-up FPO options for volumes where files involved in PDF Image Replacement workflows will reside.
The following shows suggested/required FPO options for best results with PDF Image Replacement. However, any other use of FPOs from these volumes must be considered before changing your FPO options. FPO options effect only the FPOs and have no visual impact on the final, Fat PDF.
Set up a Hot Folder.
Use the Print/Hot Folder, Hot Folders, New Hot Folder page to create a Hot Folder that spools to the directory you established for your PDF Image Replacement queue. shows an example.
[Optional] For remote workflows, create or edit Xinet user volumes or configure Xinet Uploaders so that they can upload files directly into the Hot Folder that was just created. Alternatively, Xinet Triggers and Actions may be used to move an uploaded item to the Hot Folder based upon metadata or other criteria.