Preparation of production data for a print job using a still image proxy of a page description language image file

  • US 7,706,016 B2
  • Filed: 03/22/2007
  • Issued: 04/27/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/21/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An automated computer-implemented method of viewing production data for a print job, the production data including (i) an electronic document defined by a page description language (PDL), the electronic document being stored in a PDL image file and having predefined physical dimensions, and (ii) a predetermined area in which the electronic document must fit in a layout of a physical printed document, the method comprising:

  • (a) creating a still image proxy of the PDL image file;

    (b) creating a static template that defines the predetermined area, wherein the physical dimensions of the template are dynamically determined based on the area in which the electronic document must fit in the layout of the physical printed document, and the physical dimensions of an image display of the still image proxy are dynamically determined based on the relative size of the predefined physical dimensions of the PDL image file to the predetermined area in which the electronic document must fit; and

    (c) displaying an image display of the still image proxy in association with the template.

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