Configure Transform dialog box

Use this dialog box for selecting and updating a transform. You can access this dialog box when you configure a transform action for business rules, ad hoc rules, or output processes, or when configuring an IPDS destination (not available for new sales).

Important: We recommend installing Ghostscript (available as a freeware download) and Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader (or the full version of Adobe Acrobat if available) on servers that are using Output Manager transforms. These packages provide access to certain Postscript and PDF Type 1 fonts. The associated viewers are also useful for Postscript and PDF troubleshooting.

Server configuration

Server — Specifies the licensed transform server.

Transform package — Specifies the transform package. Select a transform package from the list or click New to create one. You can also select a transform package and modify or remove it.

Format configuration

Override input filter profile assigned to document — Determines if you want to use the filter profile assigned to the document or if you want to use the filter profile configured in the transform package. Select the check box to use the filter profile in the transform package.

Output format — Specifies the output format. Once this is selected, the input formats grid populates with the available input formats. All of the input types can also be created as output formats except LCDS, MMD, and SAP formats.

Input formats grid — Specifies the conversion for each input format. Click directly in the columns to configure the transform.

  • Format column — Shows the input format.
    Type File Extension Record Format Transform Package
    PCL5 .pcl, .pcl5 Binary All
    PCL6 .pcl6 Binary All
    PDF and PDF/A .pdf Binary All
    Postscript .ps, .pos Binary All
    Text .txt Text* All
    Images — TIFF, JPEG, GIF, BMP, IOCA, TGA, PCX, PNG .tiff, .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .ioca, .tga, .pcx, .png Binary All
    AFP .afp AFP data in 5A records Third party
    ANJ .anj NJE wrapped AFP Third party
    MMD .mmd AFP as mixed mode data* Third party
    LCDS .lcds, .lcd Xerox LCDS as VBM, S/370, or TNJ Third party
    SAP .sap Text* Third party
    XRX .xrx Xerox metacode in VBM Third party

    * Text and mixed mode AFP (MMD) documents may have a number of different record structures. Possibilities include standard ASCII text, fixed-length records (FBA or FBM) with defined record lengths, variable length records with defined delimiters, VBM, VBA, S/370, and NJE wrapped. Output Manager attempts to automatically detect the record format to perform the transform.

  • Configuration column — Specifies if you want to use the default conversion options, use a custom set of options, or not to transform data.
  • Modify/New column — Specifies custom transform options and command line switches. Clicking this cell displays the following tab pages listing all of the available transform options: Input options tab, Output options tab, and Page Layout tab. If BMP or PDF is selected as the output format, the Bitmap output tab or PDF output tab will also display. Once the transform settings are configured, the new transform configuration will be selected in the Configuration column.

Follow on actions

Input document — Specifies the follow on actions for the input document (original document). You can choose to delete, retain, or process the next rule for the input document. The newly created documents (output documents) continue with the next rule action. If Process next rule is selected for the input document, the input document will skip the rest of the actions in the current rule and begin processing at the start of the next rule.

Warning: Follow on actions are only available when configuring transform actions for business rules.