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JP2011113314A
JP2011113314A JP2009269133A JP2009269133A JP2011113314A JP 2011113314 A JP2011113314 A JP 2011113314A JP 2009269133 A JP2009269133 A JP 2009269133A JP 2009269133 A JP2009269133 A JP 2009269133A JP 2011113314 A JP2011113314 A JP 2011113314A
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The present invention provides a setting control program that can easily check and change setting information including the type and amount of paper and can use the setting information efficiently.
A setting control program that operates on a device that uses setting information related to printing including a paper type and a paper amount, and when the device displays a list of a plurality of setting information registered in advance. A screen in which cells corresponding to each setting information are arranged in a matrix is displayed on the display unit with the type of paper and the amount of paper as a matrix item, and on the screen, the type of paper and the size of the paper are displayed. It is made to function as a setting control part which displays the cell with specific setting information other than the amount of display in the same display form.
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  The present invention relates to a setting control program, and more particularly to a setting control program that operates on an apparatus that uses setting information related to printing.

  In recent years, on-demand printing machines such as electrophotographic printers and inkjet printers are increasingly used in the color printing industry, and various types of paper are used depending on the purpose and design of printed matter. Sa) is also used properly. Furthermore, in recent years, it has been possible to set conditions for output machine control (image formation control such as ink amount and fixing temperature) according to application and color settings even for the same type of paper, and manage the setting information with different paper names. It is becoming possible.

  Regarding management of such setting information, for example, in Patent Document 1 below, record data for setting corresponding to the type of paper is stored in advance in a paper setting information storage table on the HDD, There is disclosed a print information setting device that reads record data and restricts a user's input of print information using a keyboard and mouse according to the record data.

JP 2002-304282 A

  In the above color printing, it is desired to change the color setting according to the purpose type such as a flyer, pamphlet, direct mail, etc., the production environment of the manuscript, and the preference of the orderer to obtain an appropriate printed matter.

  For example, it is common to use relatively low (thin) paper for leaflets, and pamphlets often use high paper. In direct mail, when sending as a single sheet as it is, the amount of wrinkles is high, and in the case of crimping in two or three, it is common to use a paper with a lower amount of wrinkles. Furthermore, the paper quality and the coating amount are properly used according to the budget and the required image quality.

  However, Patent Document 1 manages setting information based on the type of paper, and the setting information is only displayed as a list for each paper type. It is not easy to change.

  In color printing, it is necessary to specify the profile to be used for color conversion, and the same profile can be used if the paper type and the amount of paper are similar. Since the setting is unknown, the setting information registered in advance cannot be used effectively.

  The present invention has been made in view of the above problems, and a main object thereof is to provide a setting control program capable of easily confirming and changing setting information including the type and amount of paper. .

  Another object of the present invention is to provide a setting control program that can effectively use setting information including the type and amount of paper.

  In order to achieve the above object, the present invention provides a setting control program that operates on a device that uses setting information relating to printing including a paper type and a paper weight, and includes a plurality of pieces of setting information registered in advance. When the list is displayed, a screen in which cells corresponding to each setting information are arranged in a matrix is displayed on the display unit with the type of the paper and the amount of the paper as a matrix item. It is made to function as a setting control unit that displays cells having specific setting information other than the type of paper and the amount of the paper in the same display form.

  In the present invention, the setting control unit accepts a selection operation of the cell and an instruction operation for the selected cell on the screen, and the selection is performed when a move or copy operation is performed on the selected cell. The specific setting information associated with each cell can be controlled to be set in the movement destination or copy destination cell.

  According to the setting control program of the present invention, it is possible to easily check and change setting information including the type and the amount of paper.

  The reason for this is that when a setting control program that operates on a device that uses setting information related to printing displays a list of a plurality of pre-registered setting information, each setting information is set with the paper type and the amount of paper as matrix items. This is because control for displaying a screen in which cells corresponding to is arranged in a matrix is performed. This is because the setting control program performs control to display cells having the same specific setting information in the same display form on the screen.

  Further, according to the setting control program of the present invention, setting information including the type of paper and the amount of paper can be effectively used.

  The reason is that the setting control program sets specific setting information of the selected cell to the destination or copy destination cell when an operation such as moving or copying is performed on the selected cell on the above screen. This is because control is performed.

1 is a diagram illustrating a configuration of a printing system according to an embodiment of the present invention. It is a figure which shows an example of the screen (setting list screen) displayed on the client which concerns on one Example of this invention. It is a figure which shows an example of the screen (color setting screen) displayed on the client which concerns on one Example of this invention. It is a figure which shows the state before inserting a line in the matrix display part of a setting list screen. It is a figure which shows an example of the screen (paper selection screen) displayed on the client which concerns on one Example of this invention. It is a figure which shows the state after inserting a line in the matrix display part of a setting list screen. It is a figure which shows the state before copying one cell in the vertical direction in the matrix display part of a setting list screen. It is a figure which shows the state after copying one cell vertically in the matrix display part of a setting list screen. It is a figure which shows the state before copying one cell horizontally in the matrix display part of a setting list screen. It is a figure which shows the state after copying one cell horizontally in the matrix display part of a setting list screen. It is a figure which shows the state before copying several cells in the vertical direction in the matrix display part of a setting list screen. It is a figure which shows the state after copying several cells vertically in the matrix display part of a setting list screen. It is a figure which shows the state before setting a default profile to a cell in the matrix display part of a setting list screen. It is a figure which shows an example of the screen (profile selection screen) displayed on the client which concerns on one Example of this invention. It is a figure which shows the state after setting a default profile to a cell in the matrix display part of a setting list screen. It is a figure which shows the state which selected the cell in the matrix display part of the setting list screen. It is a figure which shows an example of the screen (color setting screen) displayed on the client which concerns on one Example of this invention. It is a figure which shows the state after setting a new profile to a cell in the matrix display part of a setting list screen. It is a flowchart figure which shows the operation | movement (operation | movement when the cell range is selected) which concerns on one Example of this invention. It is a flowchart figure which shows the operation | movement (operation | movement at the time of selecting a line) of the client which concerns on one Example of this invention.

  As shown in the background art, when printing is instructed, it is necessary to set various items. Therefore, in order to facilitate the setting operation, a name is assigned for each paper type and the setting information is registered. In addition, the setting information can be used by using the paper type as a key. However, on-demand printers use not only paper types, but also different amounts of paper depending on the purpose, and there are a wide variety of paper types and amounts, so configuration information is displayed in a list for each paper type. However, it is not possible to easily check and change the setting for each dredging amount. Also, since the setting of the amount is not known in the list display for each paper type, the setting information registered in advance cannot be used effectively.

  Here, since the type and amount of paper can be broadly classified according to the purpose and the coating amount, in one embodiment of the present invention, a setting control program that operates on a device that uses setting information related to printing is When displaying pre-registered setting information as a list, the paper type (or name associated with the paper type) and the amount of paper are used as matrix items, and the cells corresponding to the setting information are arranged in a matrix. Control to display the selected setting list screen. In addition, on the setting list screen, control is performed to display cells having the same specific setting information (for example, color setting) in the same display form (for example, color or pattern). Further, when the user selects a cell and performs an operation such as moving or copying on the setting list screen, control is performed to set the setting information of the selected cell as the moving destination or copying destination cell.

  In this way, it is cumbersome to sort similar paper types and list and manage settings for different amounts of paper by simply sorting the list display by paper type and weight. In the embodiment, by displaying the paper type and the weight as a matrix item as a matrix, the user can rearrange the paper types according to the management purpose, and organize and manage similar paper types. It is also possible to list the settings for each dredging amount. Furthermore, by setting the setting information of the selected cell in the destination cell, creation, change, duplication, etc. of the setting information can be easily realized by operations on the matrix.

  In order to describe the above-described embodiment of the present invention in more detail, a setting control program according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. FIG. 1 is a diagram illustrating a configuration of a printing system according to the present embodiment. 2, 3, 5, 14, and 17 are examples of screens displayed on the display unit of the client, and FIGS. 4, 6 to 13, 15, 16, and 18 are matrixes of setting list screens. It is a figure which shows the example of a display of a display part. 19 and 20 are flowcharts showing the operation of the client.

  As shown in FIG. 1, in the printing system of this embodiment, a client 10, a printer controller 20, and an image processing apparatus 30 such as an on-demand printing machine that can be connected via a communication network are arranged on an intranet. Although Ethernet (registered trademark) or the like can be used as a communication network standard, data transfer from the printer controller 20 to the image processing apparatus 30 can also use IEEE1394, Parallel, etc. in addition to Ethernet (registered trademark). It is. In FIG. 1, the printer controller 20 is provided separately from the image processing apparatus 30, but the printer controller 20 may be included in the image processing apparatus 30.

  The client 10 is a computer device such as a personal computer, and includes a control unit 11, an OS (Operating System) 12, an application 13, a printer driver 14, a network I / F unit 15, a storage unit 16, a display unit 17, an operation unit 18, and the like. Prepare.

  The control unit 11 includes a CPU (Central Processing Unit) and a memory such as a ROM (Read Only Memory) and a RAM (Random Access Memory), and controls the operation of the entire client 10. The OS 12 is Windows (registered trademark), Macintosh (registered trademark), or the like, and enables the client 13 to operate the application 13. The application 13 is software for creating a document or the like. The printer driver 14 converts a document created by the application 13 into a language (PCL (Printer Control Language) or PDL (Page Description Language) such as PostScript) that can be read by the printer controller 20. The network I / F unit 15 includes a NIC (Network Interface Card) or the like, and connects the client 10 to a communication network. The storage unit 16 includes a memory, an HDD (Hard Disk Drive), and the like, and stores setting information related to printing. The display unit 17 includes an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) or the like, and displays a setting list screen, a color setting screen, and the like which will be described later. The operation unit 18 includes a mouse, a keyboard, and the like, and enables operations such as cell selection, movement, and copying on the setting list screen, and selection of setting information on the color setting screen.

  In addition, the printer driver 14 acquires a plurality of setting information registered in advance from the storage unit 16 (may be another device), and displays a list of the plurality of setting information when the paper type (or paper type) is displayed. It also functions as a setting control unit 14a that displays on the display unit 17 a setting list screen in which cells corresponding to each setting information are arranged in the form of a matrix, with the name) and the amount of selection as matrix items. The setting control unit 14a performs control to display cells having the same specific setting information (for example, color conversion setting) in the same display form (for example, color or pattern) on the setting list screen. Also, the setting control unit 14a accepts an instruction for selecting a cell or a selected cell, and when an instruction such as moving or copying is given to the selected cell, the setting information of the selected cell is moved to Alternatively, control for setting a copy destination cell is also performed.

  The printer controller 20 is a device that controls the image processing apparatus 30 in accordance with an instruction from the client 10, and includes a control unit 21, a network I / F unit 22, a RIP (Raster Image Processor) unit 23, a storage unit 24, and a printer I / F unit. 25, an application unit 26, and a display unit 27 and an operation unit 28 as required.

  The control unit 21 includes a CPU and a memory such as a ROM and a RAM, and controls the operation of the entire printer controller 20. The network I / F unit 22 includes a NIC or the like, and connects the printer controller 20 to a communication network. The RIP unit 23 translates print data described in PDL and develops it into image data in a bitmap format. The storage unit 24 includes a memory, an HDD, and the like, and stores print data, image data, setting information registered in the image processing apparatus 30, and the like. The printer I / F unit 25 instructs the image processing apparatus 30 on image data transmission and output methods. The application unit 26 edits a job ticket for editing image data created by the RIP unit 23 and finishing processing, and performs data control for printing. The display unit 27 includes an LCD and displays various fixed screens. The operation unit 28 includes a mouse and a keyboard, and enables operations such as selection of setting information.

  The image processing apparatus 30 is a printer or a multi-function peripheral that executes printing based on an instruction from the printer controller 20, and includes a control unit 31, a controller I / F unit 32, a panel operation unit 33, a printer unit 34, a storage unit 35, and the like. Consists of.

  The control unit 31 includes a CPU and a memory such as a ROM and a RAM, and controls the operation of the entire image processing apparatus 30. The controller I / F unit 31 includes a NIC or the like and enables communication with the printer controller 20. The panel operation unit 33 is provided with a pressure-sensitive operation unit (touch panel) in which transparent electrodes are arranged in a grid on the display unit, and enables operation of the image processing apparatus 30 and registration of setting information. The printer unit 34 executes printing according to the printing instruction. The storage unit 35 includes a memory, an HDD, and the like, and stores registered setting information.

  In the present embodiment, the printer driver 14 of the client 10 is provided with a function as the setting control unit 14a. However, apart from the printer driver 14, a setting control program for causing the control unit 11 to function as the setting control unit 14a. The setting control unit 14a may be configured as hardware. In addition, when the printer controller 20 or the image processing apparatus 30 performs settings related to printing, a function as the setting control unit 14a may be provided in the control unit of these devices.

  Next, a GUI (Graphical User Interface) called from the property screen displayed by the printer driver 14 will be described with reference to FIG.

  FIG. 2 shows an example of the setting list screen 40. The matrix display unit 41, the line selection unit 42, the paper name display unit 43, the weight display item 44, the setting name display / management unit 45, the setting target selection radio button 46, the setting. An edit button 47, a save button 48a, a setting completion button 48b, a cancel button 48c, and the like are provided.

  The matrix display unit 41 is formed of cells using the paper type (or name) and the amount of paper as keys. The scroll bar is enabled according to the number of lines. In the cell, specific setting information (color setting such as color conversion setting in this embodiment) is symbolized depending on the display form (shaded pattern in the figure) such as color and pattern, and cells containing the same setting information or different setting information The relationship with the cell containing can be listed.

  The row selection unit 42 can select all the corresponding rows by performing a predetermined operation (for example, clicking) on the operation unit 18. After selecting a row, the row can be moved by performing a predetermined operation (for example, dragging the end of the selection range). In addition, a submenu can be called by performing a predetermined operation on the row selection unit 42 (for example, by right-clicking the row selection unit 42). This submenu displays options such as adding a new line, deleting, copying, pasting, and changing the name associated with the paper type.

  The paper name display unit 43 displays a paper type or a name associated with the paper type. Basically, it is linked with the type of paper controlled by the image processing apparatus 30. When the image processing apparatus 30 can register a custom paper name, it is linked with a paper name database. The name can be edited (changed) by performing a predetermined operation (for example, double-clicking). The changed name is also reflected in the custom paper name on the image processing apparatus 30 side.

  The haze amount display item 44 represents the haze amount of the paper in the matrix column. Basically, the management classification is the same as the weight classification determined by the image processing apparatus 30, but may be managed by a classification different from the weight classification determined by the image processing apparatus 30 as necessary.

  The setting name display / management unit 45 can list names of settings for the colors and patterns of cells to be displayed in the matrix of the matrix display unit 41. The cell display example, setting name, and the following setting target selection radio button 46 are set as one block, and the user changes the display order by a predetermined operation (for example, drag and drop operation). Is possible. In addition, the setting name may be displayed in red or underlined to indicate that the setting cannot be changed or deleted.

  The setting target selection radio button 46 is a button for selecting a desired setting from the settings in the setting name display / management unit 45.

  The setting edit button 47 activates a GUI (color setting screen 50 in FIG. 3) that enables the setting information (color setting in this embodiment) of the selection target cell of the setting target selection radio button 46 to be edited.

  The save button 48a is a button for saving the matrix state of the matrix display unit 41 to a file. The setting completion button 48b is a button for completing the setting. The cancel button 48c is a button for canceling setting change contents.

  FIG. 2 shows an example of the setting list screen 40. As long as the paper type (or name) and the amount of paper are displayed in a matrix, the configuration can be changed as appropriate. For example, the vertical axis may be a weight, and the horizontal axis may be a paper type (or name). In FIG. 2, the cell display form is changed based on the color setting, but the cell display form may be changed based on other setting information. For example, in the case of double-sided printing, the paper may shrink during fixing after printing on the front side, and problems may occur during printing on the back side. Therefore, the cell display form can be changed based on the shrinkage rate.

  Next, the GUI called by the setting edit button 47 on the setting list screen 40 of FIG. 2 will be described with reference to FIG.

  FIG. 3 shows an example of the color setting screen 50, which includes a setting name display, selection unit 51, printer profile display, setting unit 52, CMYK output setting unit 53, RGB output setting unit 54, and other setting units 55.

  The setting name display / selection unit 51 displays the name of the setting associated with the cell of FIG. 2, and the setting information selected here (color setting in this embodiment) is displayed below. When activated by the setting edit button 47 of FIG. 2, the setting selected by the setting object selection radio button 46 of FIG. 2 is displayed.

  The printer profile display / setting unit 52 can set or change the printer profile used for color adjustment at the time of output. The printer profile is a table for performing color conversion based on the characteristics of the color space of the image processing apparatus 30. The printer-independent color information (Lab) expressed in the color space of brightness, hue, and saturation. ) Is converted into color information (CMYK) depending on the output side apparatus.

  The CMYK output setting unit 53 performs color adjustment settings when a CMYK document is input. For example, a target profile can be selected. This target profile is a table for performing color conversion based on the characteristics of the color space of the input side device, and color information (CMYK) depending on the input side device is changed to color information (Lab) independent of the device. Used when converting. In addition, a rendering intent and a CMYK-CMYK device link profile can be selected for the target object. Rendering intent refers to a method of processing out-of-gamut colors when performing color space conversion with CMM (Color Matching Module), and with ICC (International Color Consortium), Perceptual and Relative Colorimetric 4 rendering intents are set: Saturation (saturation), Saturation, and Absolute Colorimetric. The CMYK-CMYK device link profile is used when directly converting color information (CMYK) depending on the input side device into color information (CMYK) depending on the output side device. A rendering intent or device link profile may be set for each type of target object (Image, Graphic, Text). Further, when an embedded profile is set for an image in the input document, it may be possible to select whether to use or ignore (see “Ignore Embedded Profiles” in the figure).

  The RGB output setting unit 54 performs color adjustment settings when an RGB document is input. For example, a source profile can be selected. This source profile is a table for performing color conversion based on the characteristics of the color space of the input side device, and color information (RGB) depending on the input side device is changed to color information (Lab) independent of the device. Used when converting. In addition, a rendering intent and an RGB-CMYK device link profile can be selected for the target object. The above four rendering intents are set. The RGB-CMYK device link profile is used when directly converting color information (RGB) depending on the input side device into color information (CMYK) depending on the output side device. A rendering intent or device link profile may be set for each type of target object (Image, Graphic, Text). Further, it may be set so that the RGB image is once converted into the color space of the CMYK target and further converted into the color space of the printer (see “RGB Simulation” in the figure). In addition, RGB gray may be set to print only with black toner (see “Use K for RGB Gray” in the figure), or RGB black may be set to print only with black toner. (See “Use Pure Black” in the figure).

  The other setting unit 55 is a part for performing color settings other than those described above. As an example, for example, when a spot color is used in the input image, it can be set whether to read the output color setting from the spot color database or use a preset CMYK value in the input image data. Good (see “Spot Color” in the figure). In addition, it may be possible to enable / disable setting for forcibly converting a specific CMYK value of an input image into a preset CMYK value (see “Alternative Color” in the figure). Alternatively, it may be set to forcibly overprint a black object (see “Black Overprint” in the figure). In addition, it may be set to follow the overprint designation of the application that created the input image (see “Composite Overprint” in the figure). Further, the output product may be set to have a higher gloss than usual (see “Gloss Mode” in the figure).

  The setting copy and registration procedures using the above screen will be described below with reference to FIGS. The same operation may be performed when deleting the cell setting or when moving the cell setting to another cell.

[When adding a new paper type (row)]
FIG. 4 is an extracted diagram of the matrix display section 41 of the setting list screen 40. The cursor is moved to the row selection section 42, a specific operation such as right click is performed, and a submenu is called. When “insert” is selected from the submenu, the GUI (paper selection screen 60) in FIG. 5 is called. When a paper name (for example, “Mirror Coat Special Setting”) registered in the image processing apparatus 30 is selected in the combo box (see FIG. 5B) of the paper selection screen 60 and “OK” is pressed, A new row is added as shown in FIG.

[When copying settings of other cells to one cell]
For example, when copying the setting information (for example, color conversion settings) in the “60-80” gsm column in the “User03” row to the “60-80” gsm cell in the newly added “Mirror Coat Special Setting” row As shown in FIG. 7, click the “60-80” gsm column in the “User03” row to select it. When the mouse cursor is moved to the lower end of the selected cell, the cross cursor changes to an up / down arrow cursor. Next, as shown in FIG. 8, when the cursor is dragged down while being clicked, the setting information of the selected cell is copied to the target cell.

[When copying settings horizontally in a row]
For example, when copying the setting information of the cells in the “60-80” gsm column of the “Mirror Coat Special Setting” row to other cells, as shown in FIG. Click on the “60-80” gsm column to select it. When the mouse cursor is moved to the right end of the selection range, the cross cursor changes to a left / right arrow cursor. Next, as shown in FIG. 10, when the user clicks and drags to the right, the setting information of the selected cell is copied to the cell in the dragged range.

[When copying multiple areas at once]
For example, the setting information of the cells in the “106-130” and “131-160” gsm columns in the “User03” row is transferred to the cells in the “106-130” and “131-160” gsm columns in the “Mirror Coat Special Setting” row. In the case of copying, as shown in FIG. 11, the cells in the “106-130” and “131-160” gsm columns in the “User03” row are selected. When the mouse cursor is moved to the lower end of the selection area, the cross cursor changes to an up / down arrow cursor. Next, as shown in FIG. 12, when the cursor is dragged down while being clicked, the setting information of the selected cell is copied to the target cell.

[When existing settings are applied to the area]
For example, when existing setting information is applied to the cells in the “161-260” gsm column of the “Mirror Coat Special Setting” row, as shown in FIG. 13, “161-260” gsm of the “Mirror Coat Special Setting” row. Move the cursor to the cell in the column, perform a specific operation such as right-click, and call the submenu. When “Setting” is selected from the submenu, the GUI (profile selection screen 61) in FIG. 14 is called. When “Default for Label” is selected in the combo box of the profile selection screen 61 (see FIG. 14B) and “OK” is pressed, the existing setting information is stored in the target cell as shown in FIG. Duplicated.

[When registering new settings in the selected area]
For example, when registering new setting information in a cell of “260-” gsm column of “Mirror Coat Special Setting” row, as shown in FIG. 16, “260-” gsm column of “Mirror Coat Special Setting” row. Move the cursor to the cell, perform a specific operation such as right-click, and call the submenu. When “new” is selected from the submenu, a GUI (color setting screen 50 in FIG. 17) for newly setting a color is called. When the color setting on the color setting screen 50 is completed, new setting information is registered in the target cell as shown in FIG. The newly set display mode (color or pattern) of the cell may be specified by the user each time.

  Next, the operation of the printer driver 14 (setting control unit 14a) of this embodiment will be described with reference to the flowcharts of FIGS.

[Operation when cell range is selected]
As shown in FIG. 19, the user operates the operation unit 18 to select one or a plurality of cells (S101). When the side of the cell selected by the user is dragged (S102), the setting control unit 14a determines whether the selected range is a plurality of cells (S103). In the case of a plurality of cells, the duplication unit is determined (S104), and setting information (hereinafter referred to as color conversion setting) is copied in the duplication unit (S105). On the other hand, if it is not a plurality of cells, the color conversion setting of the selected cell is copied (S106).

  In addition, when the user right-clicks on the cell selected in S101 to display a context menu and selects a predetermined operation (S107), the setting control unit 14a determines the selected operation. To do. When “new” is selected (S108), the color conversion setting GUI (function for displaying the color setting screen) is activated in the new creation mode (S109), and the color conversion setting is performed using the color conversion setting GUI (S110). . When “Copy” is selected (S111), the color conversion setting of the selected cell is copied to the memory (S112). When “erase” is selected (S113), the color conversion setting of the selected cell is erased (S114). When “Paste” is selected (S115), the color conversion setting is duplicated from the duplication memory (S116). When “Setting” is selected (S117), the color conversion setting GUI is activated (S118), and the setting is performed using the color conversion setting GUI (S119).

[Operation when cell for row selection is clicked]
As shown in FIG. 20, the user operates the operation unit 18 to select a row (S201). When the side of the line selected by the user is dragged (S202), the setting control unit 14a duplicates the contents of the selected line on the memory (S203). Next, when the user operates the operation unit 18 to determine the movement destination (S204), the setting control unit 14a deletes the movement source line (S205) and inserts the movement target line at the movement destination (S206).

  When the user right-clicks on the line selected in S201 to display a context menu and selects a predetermined operation (S207), the setting control unit 14a determines the selected operation. To do. When “new” is selected (S208), a new line is inserted (S209), the color conversion setting GUI is activated in the new creation mode (S210), and the color conversion setting is performed using the color conversion setting GUI (S211). . When “insert” is selected (S212), a new line is inserted (S213). When “Copy” is selected (S214), the color conversion setting of the selected row is copied to the memory (S215). When “Erase” is selected (S216), the color conversion setting of the selected row is deleted (S217). When “Paste” is selected (S218), the color conversion setting is duplicated from the duplication memory (S219). When “Setting” is selected (S220), the color conversion setting GUI is activated (S221), and the color conversion setting is performed using the color conversion setting GUI (S222).

  As described above, according to the present embodiment, when a plurality of pre-registered setting information is displayed as a list, the cell type (or name) and the amount of paper are used as matrix items, and cells corresponding to the setting information are matrixed. Since the screen arranged in a shape is displayed, it is possible to easily confirm and change the setting information of the desired paper type and amount of paper. Further, since the cells having the same specific setting information such as color settings are displayed in the same display form on the screen, the setting contents can be grasped at a glance. Furthermore, in the above screen, the operation of the cell can be moved to another cell, copied, or deleted by an operation on the cell, so that the setting operation can be simplified.

  The present invention can be used for a program that operates on a device that controls settings related to printing, and in particular, a printer driver.

10 Client 11 Control unit 12 OS
DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 13 Application 14 Printer driver 14a Setting control part 15 Network I / F part 16 Storage part 17 Display part 18 Operation part 20 Printer controller 21 Control part 22 Network I / F part 23 RIP part 24 Storage part 25 Printer I / F part 26 Application Unit 27 Display unit 28 Operation unit 30 Printer 31 Control unit 32 Controller I / F unit 33 Panel operation unit 34 Printer unit 35 Storage unit 40 Setting list screen 41 Matrix display unit 42 Line selection unit 43 Paper name display unit 44 Low weight display item 45 Setting name display / management section 46 Setting target selection radio button 47 Setting edit button 48a Save button 48b Setting complete button 48c Cancel button 50 Color setting screen 51 Setting name display, selection section 52 Printer profile display, Setting unit 53 CMYK output setting unit 54 RGB output setting unit 55 Other setting unit 60 Paper selection screen 61 Profile selection screen

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  1. A setting control program that operates on a device that uses setting information relating to printing, including the type of paper and the amount of paper,
    Said device,
    When displaying a plurality of pre-registered setting information as a list, a screen in which cells corresponding to each setting information are arranged in a matrix is displayed on the display unit with the type of paper and the amount of paper as a matrix item In addition, a setting control program that causes the screen to function as a setting control unit that displays, in the same display form, cells that share specific setting information other than the type of paper and the amount of paper on the screen.
  2. The setting control unit accepts a selection operation of the cell and an instruction operation for the selected cell on the screen,
    When a move or copy operation is performed on the selected cell, control is performed to set the specific setting information associated with the selected cell in the move destination or copy destination cell. The setting control program according to claim 1.
  3.   The setting control unit sets the specific setting information associated with the selected cell in the other cell when an operation of dragging the selected cell to another cell is performed. The setting control program according to claim 2, wherein:
  4.   4. The table according to claim 1, wherein the specific setting information is a table for color conversion between a device that creates print data and a device that executes printing based on the data. A setting control program according to claim 1.
  5.   5. The setting control program according to claim 1, wherein among the items of the matrix, the items corresponding to the amount of sheet paper are arranged in order of the amount of paper sheet.
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