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Question involving PDF's on Stock Paper

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Hi, I'm hoping someone could answer this question for me.  We are currently implementing LiveCycle ES and a designer template to replace an existing process.  Our current process produces Postscript files, we then add media calls to the postscript files for our highspeed printer center. 

The postscript commands look like this:  <</MediaColor(white)/MediaType(2010StockNotice)>>setpagedevice

My question is, is there a way to do this in PDF using LiveCycle Designer templates?

Would this possibly be done in LiveCycle Output?  via an XDC file?

NOTE:  It's more than just saying page 1 is to be printed from Paper tray 1, Page 2 on Paper tray 2 etc.  It's the actual Media type name so that our highspeed print center knows which stock to load.

Thanks,

Terry

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Output would be able to produce the PS file but there is no provision for modifying the PS within the product. You woudl still have to add the media files yourself.

Paul

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So the PDF Specification does not allow for specifying media type?

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I am not sure I understand your question. The PDFs job is to convert the form to PS, then interact with the print driver to allow th euser to specify specific print options (i.e trays, duplexing etc .....). If the option that you want to control is not exposed to LiveCycle then there is not much you can do other than add the commands in to the PS stream yourself (no different that what you are doing today).

Make sense or am I missing something?

Paul

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Firstly,

Thanks for answering my questions it's been helpful so far.

To rephrase my question... Is there a way in LiveCycle Designer to insert postscript commands (i.e. as metadata or somewhere else) which would be picked up during the printing? Specifically the setpagedevice command?

If the answer to the above question is no, then is the alternative solution to have LiveCycle Output generate a postscript file then specify an XDC file which has the media type specified in it?

My preference is to implement the LiveCycle Designer solution if its possible.

Thanks,

Terry