I am trying to add a new paper type to my designer.xdc file. The name of the paper type is: 2011abcd, short="8.5in" long="14in". When open LiveCycle Designer Version 9.0, I try to change my master page to the new paper type. When I click on the drop down, I see *2011adbc in the list (with an asterisk).
I then attempt to test this form out in OutputIVS by ensuring that the ps_plain.xdc also includes the same media definition. The resulting postscript file does not contain the paper type name anywhere (viewing search within the postscript file). Basically, I need the resulting postscript file to include the paper type so that our network printer knows which tray the special paper is stored in.
I spoke to someone who is more knowledgable about this area and here is their reply:
It works by mapping between the Paper Type in Designer and the designer.XDC and the printer XDC I don’t know about the * he is seeing - but it perhaps suggests a syntax error in the designer.xdc update he made?
If he adds a new media type correctly in designer.xdc He then adds the same media type in ps_plain.xdc (or a copy of it preferably); in there he is mapping to physical media on the printer In Designer he needs to set his Paper Type to the new media name he created .
So notionally in the designer XDC he declares a new media "LegalMine"
In the ps_plain.xdc he effectively says "LegalMine" = <tray number|tray name> which in his case seems to be "2011adbc"
In his form he sets his page to be "LegalMine"
Presumably his printer has a tray with a media name of "2011adbc"
- although he does not mention that and so that may be the source of problem / confusion