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Customizing i. Print with the Map Designer www. novell. com Michael J. Cowley Software Customizing i. Print with the Map Designer www. novell. com Michael J. Cowley Software Engineer Novell, Inc. [email protected] com

Agenda • Brief Overview of i. Print? • i. Print Example • What is Agenda • Brief Overview of i. Print? • i. Print Example • What is the i. Print Map Designer? • System requirements • Running the i. Print Map Designer • Features • Understanding the generated HTML • Advanced customization • Question and answer

Vision…one Net A world where networks of all types—corporate and public, intranets, extranets, and Vision…one Net A world where networks of all types—corporate and public, intranets, extranets, and the Internet—work together as one Net and securely connect employees, customers, suppliers, and partners across organizational boundaries Mission To solve complex business and technical challenges with Net business solutions that enable people, processes, and systems to work together and our customers to profit from the opportunities of a networked world

i. Print Overview • Novell solution for printing over the Net • Uses the i. Print Overview • Novell solution for printing over the Net • Uses the industry-standard Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) to manage printing 4 Request for Comments (RFC) • RFC 2565 -2569 – IPP/1. 0 Specifications • RFC 2910 – Model and Semantics for IPP/1. 1 • RFC 2911 - Encoding and Transport for IPP/1. 1 4 www. pwg. org/ipp/index. html • Built on Novell Distributed Print Services™ (NDPS®) • IPP-Enabled Printers can be accessed and installed through a web browser • www. novell. com/iprint

What Is the i. Print Map Designer? • Tool for creating maps of the What Is the i. Print Map Designer? • Tool for creating maps of the print environment (locationbased printing) 4 4 4 Add a floor plan (Map) Drag and drop printer icons onto the map Configure printer icons for use with Novell i. Print • Open Source Tool 4 4 HTML Java. Script • Customizable 4 4 Add custom printer icons (Net. Ware 6 Support Pack 1) Tweak the source code

System Requirements • Windows 9 x, Windows NT 4. 0 or greater, Windows 2000, System Requirements • Windows 9 x, Windows NT 4. 0 or greater, Windows 2000, • • • or Windows XP Microsoft Internet Explorer 5. 5 or greater Active. X Support Enabled on the Browser i. Print Client Installed Novell Client Installed (Recommended) NDPSM. NLM and IPPSRVR. NLM loaded 4 4 Required if running i. Print Map Designer via HTTP Required for the “List Printers” feature

Running the i. Print Map Designer (Preliminary Steps) • Copy all custom background images Running the i. Print Map Designer (Preliminary Steps) • Copy all custom background images (JPG, GIF, BMP) to SYS: loginippdocsimagesmaps • Copy all custom printer icon (JPG, GIF, BMP) images to SYS: loginippdocsimagesprinters • Running the i. Print Map Designer via HTTP (without a Novell Client) requires “Common Internet File System” (CIFS) setup on the server • The “List Printers” feature requires secure port 443 to be configured for i. Print

Running the i. Print Map Designer (cont. ) • Run Microsoft Internet Explorer • Running the i. Print Map Designer (cont. ) • Run Microsoft Internet Explorer • Open MAPTOOL. HTM using one of the following methods 4 Mapped Drive (Novell Client required) SYS: loginippdocsmaptool. htm Example: H: loginippdocsmaptool. htm 4 HTTP http: //: 631/login/ippdocs/maptool. htm Example: http: //137. 65. 46. 106: 631/login/ippdocs/maptool. htm 4 Universal Naming Convention (UNC) Path \sysloginippdocsmaptool. htm Example: \137. 65. 46. 106sysloginippdocsmaptool. htm

i. Print Map Designer (Net. Ware 6 Support Pack 1) i. Print Map Designer (Net. Ware 6 Support Pack 1)

Menu Bar—New The “New” menu option prompts the user to save the current document Menu Bar—New The “New” menu option prompts the user to save the current document (if it has been modified) and clears the design area

Menu Bar—Open The “Open” menu option, loads a previously saved map (HTML file) into Menu Bar—Open The “Open” menu option, loads a previously saved map (HTML file) into the design area NOTE: The i. Print Map Designer is not a true HTML parser; thus, HTML files created outside the i. Print Map Designer are currently not supported

Menu Bar—Save The “Save” menu option saves the current map in an HTML format Menu Bar—Save The “Save” menu option saves the current map in an HTML format NOTE: Maps can be saved anywhere, however the final copy should be saved to the SYS: login/ippdocs directory

Menu Bar—Font The “Font” menu option, changes the printer caption font for all printer Menu Bar—Font The “Font” menu option, changes the printer caption font for all printer icons by applying a CSS style to the tag of the map

Menu Bar—Help The “Help” menu option displays a help window with useful information about Menu Bar—Help The “Help” menu option displays a help window with useful information about the i. Print Map Designer

Tool Area—Background Select a background (map) from the “Background” drop down box Additional maps Tool Area—Background Select a background (map) from the “Background” drop down box Additional maps (i. e. JPG, GIF, BMP files) may be added to the drop down box by copying them to the SYS: loginippdocsimagesmaps directory

Tool Area—Printer Icon Select a printer icon from the “Printer icon” drop down box, Tool Area—Printer Icon Select a printer icon from the “Printer icon” drop down box, then drag and drop the icon into the Design area Additional printer icons (i. e. JPG, GIF, BMP files) may be added to the drop down box by copying them to the SYS: loginippdocsimagesprinters directory

Tool Area—List Printers The printer list allows you to connect a printer icon to Tool Area—List Printers The printer list allows you to connect a printer icon to an Printer URL—to obtain a printer list, you must first click the search button located to the right of the drop down box

Tool Area—Printer URL When a printer is selected from the Printer List, it automatically Tool Area—Printer URL When a printer is selected from the Printer List, it automatically populates the Printer URL field

Tool Area —Mouse Over Text is the text that appears when the user hovers Tool Area —Mouse Over Text is the text that appears when the user hovers over the printer icon with their mouse

Tool Area—Printer Caption The Printer Caption is the text that appears directly below the Tool Area—Printer Caption The Printer Caption is the text that appears directly below the printer icon The font style for this text can be changed through the Font menu

Understanding the Generated HTML • <META> Tag 4 Contains the default language settings 4 Understanding the Generated HTML • Tag 4 Contains the default language settings 4 Example • Tag 4 Contains the default font 4 Verifies that the i. Print Client is installed 4 Example

Understanding the Generated HTML (cont. ) • <IMG> Tag 4 4 Used to set Understanding the Generated HTML (cont. ) • Tag 4 4 Used to set the background and printer icon images Example

and Tags 4 4 4 Used to position printer icons on the map Used to connect printer icons to IPP-enabled printers Example
“My
My Printer

Advanced Customization • IPP URL Parameter (Required) 4 ipp. Printer. URL=<Printer URL> • The Advanced Customization • IPP URL Parameter (Required) 4 ipp. Printer. URL= • The Printer URL can be one of the following forms – https: ///ipps/ – ipp: ///ipp/ • Examples