Form Process

Printed forms use Beacon’s waitlist processing, where items to be processed are loaded into a list, from which another process (in this case, the for printer) extracts items to do and processes them.

Definition of each printed form includes such information as:

  • file reporting from
  • waitlist to get IDs from
  • colours and fonts to use
  • dictionary ID of each data cell to show
  • panels on the form
  • controls on each panel

A visual designer helps users to lay out cells on the printed form.

During operation, user is shown:

  • items waiting to print
  • items printed this session

User actions may include:

  • print all items waiting
  • reprint a printed item
  • find an item to print
  • preview an item