Create Layouts is active in a specific volume,
ImageServer will create layouts of all image files, regardless of
whether they come from a Mac or PC client. It generates
layout files always according to the
PC Layouts checkbox in
the HELIOS Admin
Volume settings. Thus, if you want to
have PC-compatible layouts of all images (e.g. for working
in a volume shared with PCShare) – even if they are coming
from a Mac – you have to activate the
PC Layouts option for
this specific volume (see PC Layouts in 4.2 “Volume settings”).
PCShare support includes UTF-8 volume character sets, long file names, and file locking. ImageServer does not make any precautions for sticking to the 8dot3 file name syntax when creating layout files, etc. Files with long file names will not be seen anymore by older PCShare clients.
“opisrv” does not automatically create a layout image if a PCShare-based file is renamed and the new file name does not end with one of the known image file suffixes!
If you want to use image files cross-platform and share
volumes between Mac and Windows clients, we recommend
to set the
Close option flag in the HELIOS Admin
Volumes dialog. The
guarantees that PCShare always closes a file completely to
allow a Mac client to operate on consistent data.
The advantage of the HELIOS “Windows Printer” support is that the OPI server will do the OPI processing on-the-fly during output, e.g.: