DoCPrint Configuration Guide

DoCPrint software manages your printed output, automating the production of your documents with copies, overlays and logos. You can add different overlays to your top copy and other copies.

You can print single or two-sided, with or without toner saving. You can print duplex and simplex from the same paper tray and your printed document is always on the correct side of the paper with the correct orientation.

You can print from any combination of input trays to different output bins. You can print documents to your local printer and copies to other printers - with one click - automatically.
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The program you receive is a complete version, but until it is registered, it will be restricted to:

Full functionality is unlocked on registration.
There are two stages to the installation.

Printer tab

Registration dialog box

Options tab

Configure DoCPrint

If you have checked the box on completion of installation, then DoC Commander will launch. Otherwise, click Start > Programs > DoCv5 > DoC Commander.

DoC Commander print tab

Printer mapping

Click on the Printer Name browse button and choose the printer where your documents will be printed from the dropdown list.

Select the storage media for this printer

Hard Disk or Flash Memory in Printer

Alternative storage for overlays. Checking selection "No Permanent Storage" will allow overlays to download as required.


The Registration dialog box displays the current registration details. It enables you to enter the new code when you renew the annual license or if you add additional functionality e.g. additional ports, distributed printing.

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DoC Commander Options Tab

Printer options

Input trays

Add the number of input trays in your printer.

Default input tray

This is the tray which will be used where no other command is used.

Overrides application

Check this box to override application setting when no DoC command is used. Paper will then always be taken from the default input tray.

Number of output bins

Enter the number of output bins your printer has.

Default output bin

Output bin to be used where no other selection is made.

Overrides application

Check this box to override application setting when no DoC command is used. Paper will then always be sent to the default output bin.


Check this box if your printer has a stapler.

Default paper size

Set the size here when it is not set from the application you are using.


Upload as required

The overlays will be uploaded as required.

Stored in printer

Select this if you have uploaded your overlays to the hard disk or flash memory in the printer.

Show settings for

PCL5 and PCL6

If you use tray or output bin selection by code, you can set the correct codes for PCL5 and PCL6 separately

Input Tray Selection

input Tray Number

Select options for the displayed input tray number.

Media Type

If you check "Select by Media Type", you should set the media types on the printer control panel to match your settings. If "Select by Media Code" is not checked, then input tray selection will be by tray code (e.g. esc&l4H).

No duplex for this tray

Check this box if the media in the selected tray should not be duplexed. Even if the rest of the document is printed duplex, this tray will always be simplex.

Output Bin Selection

Output tray number

Select options for the displayed output bin number.

Select by PJL command

Check this box to select by PJL command. If you select "Printer Default" from the drop down menu, the output will go to the destination set on your printer or from the user's settings. If this box is not checked, bin selection is by code.

Collate Copies

If this box is checked, the original document and its copies are collated.

Use Popup menu

Check this box to display a "PopUp" menu when any document is sent to print. You can then select a print profile or other option from the PopUp. DO NOT check this box if DoCPrint is installed on your server. For server installation, you will need to install DoCPrint Workstation on any PC where you wish to use PopUp Menu.

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Advanced tab

DoC Commander Advanced Tab

Applies to this DoCPort only

Allow PCL6 embedded commands

All PCL5 documents are scanned for embedded commands. Check this box if you also wish to scan PCL6 documents for embedded commands.

Use default strings entry

If you create a print profile called "Default" and this box is checked, any document that has no other command will use the "Default" print profile.

Input Job Retention / Output Job Retention

For debug use only. Checking either of these buttons creates copies of input/output data in C:\DoCPrint\Prns folder. If either of these are checked, data from the selected port will accumulate in this folder.

Applies to all DoCPorts

Skip blank pages

Check this to avoid printing blank paper.

Always collate input


Force Letter to A4 / Force Legal to A4

Check this box to stop the printer displaying "Load Letter" or "Load Legal". Some documents may not be formatted correctly if this option is checked.

Dcaid (No FF)

Program functions with data that is not correctly terminated.

Map command to string

For "Legacy" documents that contain ((....)) commands. You can use the command as if it was a print profile name to map to a newer command.

Map media commands


Pass User Name to Target

The user name is harvested from input file and passed on as a PJL Command. This is used by the print logging system.

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DoC Commander Overlays tab

Overlays tab

Create overlays

Change Folder

Select which folder you require.


Displays the properties of the selected overlay.


Deletes the selected overlay.


Create overlay

To create an overlay, create a document that prints what you require on the overlay. Print this to file selecting a PCL5 or PCL6 driver as required.
(N.B. If the application that you used to create the document does not have a "Print to File" function, you will need to change the printer port to "FILE", print the document and then restore the port back to the original value.)
You can accept the overlay name suggested or change it to what you want. Every overlay must have a unique ID except when you require a PCL5 and a PCL6 version of the same overlay. In this case, use the same ID but a different overlay name. DoCPrint will select the correct version depending on the driver.

Send selected overlay(s) to Printer

Enter printer password

If an administrator has set a password on the printer, you will need to enter this to upload overlays to disk or flash memory.

Printer Storage

Select the storage media to use if the overlay is to be stored in the printer.


Upload the selected overlays to the printer.

Print sample

Print a sample of the overlay.

Overlay types

Print before data

Type 1

Side 1 before data
Print on first side before data (default).
Your overlays print on the front side of the paper and are not printed on the reverse. For example, company logo, address details, watermarks etc.

Type 1 overlay

Type 1 overlay
Type 2

Side 2 before data
Print on second side before data.
Only when printing duplex.
Your overlays print on the reverse side of the paper and not on the front. For example, print a form on the reverse of a page and the data in your document would fill in the fields.

Type 2 overlay

Type 2 overlay

Type 3

Both sides before data
Print on both sides before data.
Only when printing duplex.
Your overlays print on the both sides of the paper. For example, company details on both sides of the paper, watermarks.

Type 3 overlay

Type 3 overlay

Print after data - overlay will cover data

Type 4

Side 1 after data
Print on first side of paper after data.
for example, blanking prices on a delivery note from an invoice set of documents

Type 4 overlay

Type 4 overlay
Type 5

Side 2 after data
Print on second side after data.
Only when printing duplex.
Your overlays print on the reverse side of the paper and not on the front.

Type 5 overlay

Type 5 overlay
Type 6
Both sides after data
Print on both sides after data.
Only when printing duplex.
Your overlays print on the both sides of the paper.
Type 6 overlay

Type 6 overlay

Printing duplex on pre-printed paper

Type 7
Duplex on reverse
Print overlay on back of paper.
Type 7 overlay
Type 7 overlay
Type 8
Duplex on reverse (LEF)*
Print overlay on back of the paper and data onto the front.
Use with pre-printed paper for printers feeding *"Long Edge First".
Type 8 overlay
Type 8 overlay
Type 9
Duplex on reverse* (SEF)
Print on back of paper, but rotates printing by 180°.
Use with pre-printed paper for printers printing*"Short Edge First".
Type 9 overlay
Type 9 overlay
Type 10
Duplex on reverse 90°
Print on back of paper, but rotates print by 90°.
For example, Terms and conditions on landscape document.
Type 10 overlay
Type 10 overlay

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DoC Commander Command Generator tab

Command Generator tab

Add overlay


Coversheet and separator pages

More copies

About tab

These profiles apply to

Select which DoCPort these profiles apply to.

Profile name

Select profile from drop down menu

Original Document

The first copy of a document is considered to be the original.

First page

Input tray / output bin selection for the first page of the original.

Page 2

You can select input tray/output bin and overlays for page 2.

And any following pages

This box is checked by default. If you uncheck it, you can move through the pages of your document (16 max.) using "Next" and "Previous" buttons adding your input tray, output bin and overlay selection.


Click "overlays" button to access list of overlays available. You can select any combination of overlays for each page that you have made an input/output selection for. You can also select the overlay(s) to be output with the page and any following pages.


Finishing allows you to define options individually for original and copies including duplex, economode, stapling and punching. Check the Separator/Cover Pages box and click "Options" to select cover page options.
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