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Process Template

Displays the name of the selected process template

Process Name

Displays information about the process. By default, information is displayed in the following format:
<workflow processor>:<process template group>:<process template>:<number of elements being processed>< type of element being processed>
However, you can rename the process as desired.

User Comment

Enables you to type a comment associated with the process, if desired.
The comment appears in the Process Info dialog box for the process and is stored in the History view for the job.


Use this list to assign a priority to this process. These are the options:

  • Low

  • Normal (default)
  • High
  • Urgent

A process with a specific priority will be executed before processes with a lower priority, and after processes with a higher priority. For example, a process set to High will be executed before any processes set to Low or Normal, and after any processes set to Urgent. If multiple processes are submitted with the same priority, they are executed in the order in which they were submitted.

Add Process Template to Job Favorites

Select this option to automatically add the selected process template to the Job tab of the Process Templates pane for the job (if the process template has not already been added).
By default, this option is not selected. However, you can select Automatically Add Templates Used for Processing to Job Favorites in the Workshop Preferences dialog box to have the Add Process Template to Job Favorites selected by default whenever you initiate a process.
This option is available only if you start a process from Job Manager, not from Job Finder.

Work Type

Use this list to indicate the type of work being done, so that your company can track and report on job costs and status. The names of the available work types have two parts—a category, followed by an item. These are the built-in work types:

  • Regular or Original Work – System defined original work item
  • Alteration Chargeable – System defined chargeable alteration
  • Alteration Non-Chargeable – System defined non chargeable alteration
  • Rework Chargeable – System defined chargeable re-work item
  • Non chargeable re-work – System defined non chargeable re-work item

In addition to these work types, you can click Edit next to the Work Type list to add new work types. You can modify items or delete work types that you create, but you cannot modify or delete built-in work types.
Note: This option is available only if the Prinergy Business Link software is connected to your Prinergy system and if you start a process from Job Manager, not from Job Finder.


Click this button to add and modify work items for a specific work category. Any items that you add appear under Work Type in the Start Process dialog box.
Note: This option is available only if the Business Link software is connected to your Prinergy system and if you start a process from Job Manager, not from Job Finder.

Edit Process Template

Click this button to view and modify the selected process template before initiating the process.
When you modify a process template in this way, any changes to the process template are temporary and are discarded once the process is complete. The changes do not affect the original process template and they are not saved with the job. You cannot redo the same process without making the same changes to the process template again.

PDF Layer Selection

Click this button to view the layers in the input file and to choose which layers you want to retain. All retained layers are united and applied to the base content. Layers that are not retained are discarded.

Color Mappings

This button is visible only when you start a refine or loose page output process template. Click this button to change how colors will be output.
When you refine pages, this button opens the Color Mappings dialog box. The button does not appear when you refine input files.
When you generate loose page output, this button opens the Color Output dialog box.

Tonal Control

Click this button to open the Tonal Control dialog box. This dialog box enables you to assign a ColorFlow curve channel to a separation, surface, or job selected for plate output. It also enables you to make on-the-fly tonal adjustments to these curves, without affecting the original ColorFlow curves. This button is visible only for halftone output processes that either use ColorFlow Color Relationship Management or ColorFlow Approved Snapshot or ColorFlow Current State as the tonal calibration curve source in the process template.

Zip Filename

The name of the export file. By default, it displays the name of the job, plus the .zip file name extension. You can change the file name, but make sure it ends with .zip.
This box is visible only when starting an export process.

Output Comment

Use this box to type a comment associated with the output, if desired. This box defaults to the last output comment that you entered on this workstation.
The comment is stored in the History view for the job.
You can also place this text on output using the variable mark $[OutputComment] in page or sheet marks.

Selected Items

Expand this section to view a list of the jobs or elements selected for processing.

Layered PDF Flattening Warning

When you process layered PDF files, a warning message appears to indicate that if the PDF 1.4-1.6 (Acrobat 5-7) option located in the Normalize section of the refine process template is set to Flatten to PDF 1.3, the refined files will be flattened and layers will be combined as indicated in the Layer Selection dialog box.
Layer handling happens before flattening, so that layers are handled as specified in the Layer Selection dialog box before flattening occurs. This allows you to omit certain layers before processing the page as PDF 1.3. As a general rule, for Layered PDF Versioning (LPV) jobs, you do not want to flatten to PDF 1.3, which would destroy the layers of the incoming PDF 1.5 file. This would defeat the purpose of using layered input.

Note: If you use Rules-Based Automation to start a process, most options in the dialog box do not apply, so they are not displayed.

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