The Save tab directly controls the naming and storing of the output files. From this tab you can do the following:

choose what type of file to create

turn append mode on or off

pre-set the file name for your output file

turn off the Save Image As dialog prompt

configure the driver to always save in the same location

use the Advanced File Naming to customize automatic file naming

split the output file based on the number of pages or a file size threshold

 

Type

These options control how each page of your document is saved. These options also appear on the Save Image As dialog when filename prompting is enabled.

Select the type of output file you want to create. All formats listed create serialized images except for TIFF images and Adobe PDF files, both of which can also create multipaged files.

Serialized Files:

Select this option if you want each page of your document to be saved as an individual file. Each file is named uniquely based on its page number.

For example,creating JPEG (*.jpg) using the default settings when printing a three page Word document named 3pages.doc will yield the following three files:

3pages_001.jpg

3pages_002.jpg

3pages_003.jpg

 

Multi-page:

Select this option if you want your entire document as a single, multi-page file.

For example, creating TIFF Multipaged (*.tif) using the default settings when printing a three page Word document named 3pages.doc will yield the single TIFF file:

3pages.jpg - this file contains three images, one for each page.

Append to file\Append to sequence

Append mode will add the new pages to a sequence of files on disk, or if TIFF Multipaged (*.tif) is selected, the new pages will be added to an existing TIFF image. The Append to file option does not apply to multipaged PDF files; you can only append to a serialized sequence of PDF files. If append mode is enabled and the requested sequence or file does not yet exist on disk it is created.

Serialized with Append to sequence

If Append to sequence is enabled, this option will continue an existing sequence of serialized files on disk, or begin a new sequence of serialized files if one does not already exist.

If the following files already existed:

3pages_001.jpg

3pages_002.jpg

3pages_003.jpg

then printing the same Word document, 3pages.doc, once more, this time with Append to sequence enabled, will yield three new files following the same numbering sequence:

3pages_004.jpg

3pages_005.jpg

3pages_006.jpg

See Also: Creating a Serialized Sequence of Files

 

Multi-page with Append to file:

The Append to file option is only allowed when the output file type is TIFF Multipaged (*.tif). The Append to sequence is disabled when Adobe PDF Multipaged (*.pdf) is chosen as PDF files can only be appended in serialized mode.

This option will append the new pages to an existing multi-page TIFF image file on disk, or create a new file if one does not already exist.

If the following files already existed:

3pages.tif

then printing the same Word document, 3pages.doc, once more, this time with Append to file enabled, will add three new pages to the file 3pages.tif, for a total of six pages in the file.

 

See Also: Appending Multiple Files Into a Single TIFF Image

Color Options

Color Reduction:

Several color reduction options are available for reducing the number of colors in the output files. In general, the fewer the colors in an image, the smaller the file size. If the output file type chosen does not support that color mode, the closest match is found.

The color reduction settings are only applied if you have chosen to print in Color from the Paper/Quality tab. It will have no effect if Black and White has been chosen from the Paper/Quality tab.

None - produces only true color images with no color reduction.

Reduce to optimal palette - directs Raster Image Printer to automatically reduce each page of your document to an image with the fewest number of colors possible without affecting image quality. The number of colors is counted for each page and the appropriate type of output file, black and white (2-color image), 256 colors, greyscale, or true color, is created for that page.

Reduce to black and white - reduces a color image to a black and white, or Monochrome image, using one of the dithering methods described below.

Reduce to greyscale palette - reduces a color image to a greyscale image composed exclusively of shades of neutral gray, varying from black at the weakest intensity to white at the strongest.

Reduce to 256 color palette - reduces or promotes all images to 256 color palette.

Reduce to 16 color palette - reduces or promotes all images to 16 color palette.

Reduce to optimal palette, max. 256 colors - this option is the same as Reduce to optimal palette except that any pages that have more then 256 colors will be reduced to a 256 color palette.

Reduce to optimal palette, max. 16 colors - this option is the same as Reduce to optimal palette except that any pages that have more then 16 colors will be reduced to a 16 color palette.

 

Dithering Method:

Dithering greatly enhances the appearance of color images that have been reduced to black and white. Because the same dithering method may produce different results in different situations, it is best to experiment when trying to determine the best dithering method for a given source image.

Dithering methods available are:

None

Floyd-Steinburg

Burkes

Bayer

Halftone

See Also: Reducing File Size with Color Reduction

Output Directory

This is the default directory for saving your output files. If this field is empty, the Documents folder is used as the default directory.

Enter in the absolute path (for example, C:\My Files) of the directory to be used, or you can use the Browse... button to search and locate the desired folder.

See Also: Changing Where the Files are Saved

Filename

This is the base filename for your output file. The base filename excludes any directory path and file extension.

If you want your images to always use the same filename, enter that name here. You can also use the Browse... button to search and locate the desired filename from an existing file on your computer.

If this field is empty Raster Image Printer will name the file using the name the printing application uses when printing the file.

Raster Image Printer automatically inserts the appropriate file format extension. If you enter your own extension (for example, myfile.xyz), then another extension is added to the filename (for example, myfile.xyz.jpg).

The custom file naming option, $(OutputFileName), on the Advanced File Naming page will can override this field.

See Advanced File Naming for more information on customizing file names.

Include JobID in Filename

The JobID is set to zero when the driver is first installed and is automatically incremented by Raster Image Printer at the start of every print job. You can set the JobID to any value between 0 and 4294967295 at any time.

The JobID is often used to ensure that all files created have unique names. It is also used to determine which naming profile to use.

See Advanced File Naming for more information on naming profiles and customizing file names.

Overwrite always

Turns off prompting when the driver is about to overwrite an existing file. When not enabled, a confirmation dialog prompt is shown when Raster Image Printer tries to save a file with the same name as an already existing file

Enable this check box if you do not want to be prompted when the driver overwrites existing files.

Prompt only when needed

Turns off the Save As Image dialog prompt and uses the options in the Output Directory and Filename fields (see above) to name and store the file.

If the filename entered in the Filename field is not valid and the source document itself does not have a valid filename, you will be prompted.

Enable this check box if you do not want to be prompted for a filename with the Save As Image dialog box.

See Also: Saving Files Without Prompting

Delete all output files at end of job

Enable this check box if you want all output files deleted at the end of the print job (after the final run command). This option is useful if you are using the Run commands to do additional processing on the output file and do not want to leave any local copies on disk.

Remove file extension from filename

Some applications include a file extension with the document name. Enable this check box if you want Raster Image Printer to automatically remove the file extension from the filename.

Remove product name from filename

Some applications precede the document name with the name of their product. Enable this check box if you want Raster Image Printer to automatically remove the product name from the filename.

Split after size

Enables file splitting based on a size threshold. The file will be split when the size exceeds the threshold. When file splitting is enabled, the serialized naming profile is always used to name each file in the sequence. File size and page count splitting can be used together.

The file size entered must be a minimum of 1MB and less than 2GB (2048MB).

File splitting only applies to the following multipaged file formats:

TIFF Multipaged - TIFF Multipaged (*.tif)

Adobe PDF Multipaged - Adobe PDF Multipaged (*.pdf)

ZSoft DCX - ZSoft DCX (*.dcx)

See Also: Automatically Splitting Files

Split every N pages

Enables file splitting based on the page count. When file splitting is enabled, the serialized naming profile is always used to name each file in the sequence. You can split by both page count and file size at the same time.

The page count must be a minimum of 1 page. If the page count provided is greater than the number of pages in the document, no file splitting will take place.

File splitting only applies to the following multipaged file formats:

TIFF Multipaged - TIFF Multipaged (*.tif)

Adobe PDF Multipaged - Adobe PDF Multipaged (*.pdf)

ZSoft DCX - ZSoft DCX (*.dcx)

See Also: Automatically Splitting Files

Shows the Advanced File Naming dialog, where you can customize how the images are named.

License

Launches the Activation Wizard as described in the Activating Raster Image Printer section if you are in trial mode.

If you have already activated Raster Image Printer , you will see a summary of your license information (see Viewing Your Activation Status for more details)

Restore Defaults

Restores this tab's settings back to the defaults when the driver was first installed.

Help

Brings up the on-line help for this tab.