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Configure the ability to change attributes of print jobs at the device

In most cases, by default, PaperCut MF allows users to change the following attributes of print jobs at the device:

  • Copies

  • Duplex mode (from 1-sided to 2-sided)

  • Color mode (from color to grayscale)

  • Account

To allow or prevent users from changing the attributes of print jobs at the device:

  1. Click the Options tab. The General page is displayed.

  2. In the Actions menu, click Config editor (advanced).

    The Config Editor page is displayed.

  3. Edit one or more of the following config keys:

    • Color mode—change from color to grayscale.

      Config nameDescription
      ext-device.change-print-job-settings.grayscale.enabledAllow users to change a print job from color to grayscale. Users cannot change from grayscale to color if grayscale was the original setting. They can, however, change from color to grayscale, then back to color.Values:
      • Y: users can change the Color Mode from color to grayscale
      • N: users cannot change the Color mode
      • DEFAULT:
        • If upgrading from PaperCut MF 18.1.4 or earlier and Advanced Print Scripting is detected, then Defaultis N.
        • In all other instances, Defaultis Y.
    • Duplex mode—change from 1-sided to 2-sided.

      Config nameDescription
      ext-device.change-print-job-settings.duplex.enabledAllow users to change a print job from 1-sided to 2-sided. Users cannot change from 2-sided to 1-sided if 2-sided was the original setting. They can, however, change from 1-sided to 2-sided, then back to 1-sided.Values:
      • Y: users can change from 1-sided to 2-sided
      • N: users cannot change from 1-sided to 2-sided
      • DEFAULT:
        • If upgrading from PaperCut MF 18.1.4 or earlier and Advanced Print Scripting is detected, then Defaultis N.
        • In all other instances, Defaultis Y.
    • Copies—change the number of copies.

      Config nameDescription
      ext-device.change-print-job-settings.copies.enabledAllow users to change the number of copies of a print job.Values:
      • Y: users can change the number of copies
      • N: users cannot change the number of copies
      • DEFAULT:
        • If upgrading from PaperCut MF 18.1.4 or below and Advanced Print Scripting is detected, the Defaultis N.
        • In all other instances, Defaultis Y.
    • Account—change the account to which the job is charged.

      Config nameDescription
      ext-device.change-print-job-settings.account.enabledAllow users to change the account to which the print job will be charged. This is applicable only:
      • for users with standard or advanced account selection, and
      • if print queue user overrides to charge to a specific account do not exist.
      Values:
      • Y: users can change the account
      • N: users cannot change the account
      • DEFAULT:
        • If upgrading from PaperCut MF 18.1.4 or below and Advanced Print Scripting is detected, the Defaultis N.
        • In all other instances, Defaultis Y.

Using Site Servers

If you use a Site Server, then by default PaperCut MF does not allow users to change the attributes of print jobs during an Application Server outage. This is because changes made during an outage are applied only if the jobs are also released during the outage. However, these changes are not applied, if they are released after the outage.

To allow or prevent users from changing the attributes of print jobs at the device during an Application Server outage:

  1. Click the Options tab. The General page is displayed.

  2. In the Actions menu, click Config editor (advanced).

    The Config Editor page is displayed.

  3. Edit the following config key:

    Config nameDescription
    system.site.offline-change-print-job-settings.enabledIf using Site Servers, allow users to change the attributes of print jobs during Application Server outages (where the Site Server is online but the Application Server is offline).Values:
    • Y: users can change attributes during an outage
    • N: users cannot change attributes during an outage
    • DEFAULT: N

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