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Working with JDF and JMF

Training module Apogee Prepress 8.0

About this training module

In this training module you learn how to work with JDF and JMF files in Agfa Apogee Prepress.

What is JDF-JMF?

JDF (Job Description Format) is

  • An industry standard XML-based file format
  • A Digital job bag
  • It streamlines information exchange between different applications and systems
  • Can be created by an MIS (Management information system), Apogee StoreFront, Apogee WebApproval, an Imposition application, Adobe Acrobat, Apogee Prepress,...

JMF (Job Messaging Format) is

  • An industry standard XML-based file format
  • A message (e.g. events, status, ...) used to communicate between an MIS, a workflow system, a press controller, a finishing equipment,...

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Who should follow this training module

This training module has been created for Administrators who want to learn the basics of working with JDF-JMF files.


You will need approximately 6 hours to complete the training module.

  • Prerequisites
  • Introduction to JDF-JMF
  • Grades of JDF integration
  • JDF Input
    • Fixed production plan
    • JDFImport task processor
    • JMF WebServer
  • Read JDF
    • Read a JDF with Notepad++
    • Use Notepad++ to improve bad formatted xml files
    • Setup Notepad++ as standard editor for JDF/JMF/XML
  • Job updates
    • Update a job
    • Ignore job updates
  • Job Parts
    • Read JDF
    • Create job
  • Grayboxes
    • Read JDF
    • Create job
  • Action Points
    • Create job
  • NamedFeatures
    • Read JDF
    • Create job
  • Output device selection
    • Create job
  • Stripping
    • Read Stripping
    • Process stripping job
  • WebApproval
    • Create job
  • Licensing
  • Additional Notes
    • Overview JDFImport parameter settings
    • Supported Grayboxes
    • Parameter selection in JDF job
    • Dictionary
    • Use a test application to submit a JDF
  • Links


Download the 'Working with JDF-JMF' sample training file.
Download the resources for the exercise included in the sample file.

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