Production Settings

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Production Settings

To start processing a production:


1.From the Drafts view, right-click the appropriate draft production and select Image Production… from the menu that appears.  Hotkey: (Ctrl+P).

Alternatively, from the Drafts menu (viewable only in Drafts view), select Image



2.If you have not yet defined the production specific options, the Production Settings dialog box appears.


In the Bates Prefix field, type the prefix you want to appear before the Bates number. The system sets CONTROL- as the prefix by default.

In the Starting Bates field, type the Bates number that this production will start with. The default setting is 1 or EndBates+1 of the last finalized production.

In the Bates Pad box, type the number of the Bates pad. This is a number of digits; for example, if you type 4, the first Bates number will be 0001. The default setting is 8.

In the Production Sequence section, chose how you want the production to be sequenced.

Note: Attachments always immediately follow their containing email, unless the third option, “Order by column,” is selected.  If “Order by column” is selected, the production will be sequenced based on the column selected.

3.Click Next. The Image Conversion Settings dialog appears.


You can select the options for Image Type, Resolution, Paper Size, and Orientation from the drop-down menus. If you leave the Paper Size and Orientation options as “Default”, DWR will rely on the native printing application’s settings for determining paper size and orientation.

If all documents in the production are set to produce as Native, the Image Conversion Settings dialog displays a check box option allowing you to generate placeholders for the documents in the production.


For productions containing a mix of production types (Image, Native, Withheld)  any document set to type Native will automatically be produced with a placeholder image.

You can customize the placeholder images used in your production by clicking the Customize Placeholder Images (this production only) button. See Managing Placeholder Images for more information.

4.Click Next. The Microsoft Office Document Settings dialog appears.


Configure the print settings for Microsoft Office documents.

Important: When imaging a document that contains user-set print areas, those print areas are over-ridden and all printable space is imaged.  When imaging a document that contains tracked changes, DWR prints the most current version of the document regardless of the approval state.

5.Click Next. The Image Endorsement Options dialog appears.


Use the drop-down lists to specify which fields are endorsed in which location on the produced images. The fields available for endorsement are limited to the columns turned on in the Productions view. (See Column Settings for more details.)

6.Click Next. The Watermark Options dialog box appears.


You can change the font, color, orientation and size of the watermark onto which you want to stamp all images. The Text field will not display the text you type in the orientation you have specified, however when images are endorsed with the watermark, the text will be oriented with the specified angle.

7.Click Next. The Confirm Settings dialog appears.


Review your settings. To change any of them, click Previous and redo the settings. To accept them, click Apply.

8.The production process then begins and a progress bar appears to indicate how far along the production is.

Important: Changes to production settings only affect the current Draft production and do not affect any other Draft productions.