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HOWTO: Create Zetafax coversheets with two pages.

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ZTN1503

ID: ZTN1503

This Zetafax technical note applies to:

  • Zetafax server 2006 and later

Summary

This document describes the process of creating coversheets consisting of two pages.

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Creating the second page of the coversheet

Use the Coversheet editor to create the coversheet pages. Save the 1st page as CoversheetA and the 2nd page as CoversheetB.

Once you have saved the coversheets follow the steps below:

  1. On the Zetafax server system browse to the \Zfax\SYSTEM\Z-COVER folder.
  2. This folder will contain all files for the coversheets that you have created, and one list control file named MSGDIR.CTL. Below is an example of a directory listing.

Template                  < DIR>

CoversheetA.g3f

CoversheetA.epn

CoversheetB.g3f

CoversheetB.epn

Msgdir.ctl

  1. To turn these files into one coversheet of two pages, you need to rename the CoversheetB files using the following convention:

Template                  < DIR>

CoversheetA.g3f

CoversheetA.epn

CoversheetA .2.g3f

CoversheetA.2.epn

Msgdir.ctl

Note: The additional coversheet should have the same name as the primary coversheet with the addition of a .2 before the extension.

  1. CoversheetA, is now the first page of the coversheet, CoversheetA.2 is the second page of the coversheet.
  2. Open the Msgdir.ctl using Notepad; it will contain something similar the following entries.

[ZETAFAX]

Type: LibDir

Revision: A

[DIRECTORY]

File: CoversheetA                  " Coversheet"

File: CoversheetB                 " Coversheet second page"

  1. The entries need to be edited as below to remove the reference to the second page;

[ZETAFAX]

Type: LibDir

Revision: A

[DIRECTORY]

File: CoversheetA                  " Coversheet"

  1. After you have made these changes, save the files and exit from Notepad.
  2. Start up the Zetafax server.

To verify the process has been successful

Start up the Zetafax client and submit a fax with enough notes on the coversheet so that it will use the second page you have created. You can also test it by sending a fax via the email gateway.

The first page of the coversheet will be CoversheetA, and subsequent pages will be CoversheetA.2. (Note: faxes must be sent in plain text format when sending from the email gateway).

Last updated: 10th January 2006 (GR/EB)

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