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The following task procedures will have you create a custom field used to identify the name of a prepress operator responsible for working on a specific job.

Manage custom fields

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Custom Fields Manager.
  2. In the Custom Fields Manager dialog box, select Job.
  3. Click Add.
  4. In the Custom Field dialog box, in the Name box, type Sales Person.
  5. In the Type list, select Text.
  6. Leave the Default Value window blank.
  7. Click Add.

  8. Close Custom Fields Manager.
  9. Minimize the Job Manager window.
  10. Restore Job Finder.
  11. From the View menu, choose Visible Columns.
  12. In the Custom Field Columns section, select Sales Person. Click OK

  13. View the Sales Person custom field column in Job Finder.
  14. Place your cursor in the Sales Person custom field for XX_Create_Refine_PT. Type XXNameExample (where <XX> represents your initials). 

Proof PDF pages to view custom field value

  1. Restore Job Manager.
  2. In the Pages view, right-click Wells Brochure.p1.pdf and choose: Loose Page Output > Virtual Proof > Virtual Proof.LoosePage
  3. In the Start Process dialog box, click the Edit Process Template button.
  4. Open the Marks section.
  5. In the Slugline mark window, type: $[CustomFieldJob_Sales Person]
  6. In the Place on media: options, enter:
    • 1.25 inch (31.75 mm) from left
    • .5 inches (12.7 mm) from bottom

  7. Click OK.
  8. In the Start Process dialog box, click OK.
  9. In the Pages pane, right-click Wells Brochure.p1.pdf and choose Open VPS files.
  10. View the bottom left corner of the black separation page to view the custom field value.

  11. Close Prinergy VPS software.

Verify the file size of the refined PDF pages

  1. Select the Pages pane.
  2. From the View menu, choose Visible Columns.
  3. Place a check mark beside the Size option. Click OK.
  4. View the file size of each individual PDF page.
  5. Calculate the combined size of all eight PDF pages (approximately 25 MB).

Edit the refine process template

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Process Template Editor.
  2. Locate and open your refine process template: Refine > XXRefineGroup > XXRefineTemplate
  3. Open the Optimize section.
  4. In the Color & Grayscale Alternate Images area, ensure the Generate box is selected, and make the following changes:
    Change 72 ppi to 56 ppi
    Change ...if Above 108 ppi to ...if Above 56 ppi
    Change Compression: ZIP (lossless) to JPEG (lossy)
  5. From the File menu, select Save.
  6. Close the process template and the Process Template Editor.

Generate a low resolution PDF file using Publish to PDF

  1. Right-click Wells Brochure.p1.pdf and choose Select All Pages.
  2. From the File menu, choose Publish to PDF File.
  3. In the Publish PDF Files dialog box, make the following selections:
    Save PDF files to folder: Job Folder/UserDefinedFolders (for your job)
    Images: Low-resolution proof
    Output to: PDF
    Save to Multipage PDF File
    File name: Low Resolution Proof.pdf
  4. Click Save.
  5. Right-click the XX_Create_Refine_PT job folder icon in the lower left corner of Job Manager. Select Open Job Folder in File Browser.
  6. Open UserDefinedFolders.
  7. Locate the Low Resolution Proof.pdf file. The file size should be substantially less in size compared to the original PDF pages (approximately four MB).
  8. Open the file in Adobe Acrobat. Verify that all eight pages are combined as part of the PDF file.
  9. At the completion of the proof process, quit Adobe Acrobat.

Delete the process template and process template group

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Process Template Editor.
  2. In the Refine group, open your refine group XXRefineGroup.
  3. Right-click your process template XXRefineTemplate and select Delete. The process template is deleted.
  4. Right-click your refine group XXRefineGroup and select Delete. The process template group is deleted.
  5. Close the Process Template Editor.
  6. Close XX_Create_Refine_PT Job Manager.