Specify GCT Annotations for each page of Outbound Fax

$apply_gct gctname offset

This command is used to specify a GCT filename which contains annotations, typically forming a complex header line with images or logo, to be applied above each page of the outbound fax. When using this feature, you would normally suppress the normal header by using a $fax_header command with the 'none' keyword.

This feature also allows the use of Windows fonts and character sets not supported by the board manufacturer in standard fax headers.

The parameters on this command are used as follows:

gctname the full pathname of the GCT file to be used. The watermark file in this GCT file is ignored (and should normally be omitted), and it must contain only a single page of annotations, which will be applied to each incoming page. When designing annotation layouts in FFVIEWER the annotation cannot be defined in the top 20 scan lines of the page, so all annotations defined for this purpose are moved up by 20 scan lines before being applied to the incoming fax.
offset a value (expressed as high-resolution scan lines, 196 per inch) which determines how the annotations are applied to the pages. A positive value (for example, 49) causes a quarter-inch blank strip to be added to the document at the top, before the annotations are applied. A negative value (for example, -49) causes a quarter-inch strip to be cleared at the top or the incoming document, before the annotations are applied. A value of zero applies the annotations directly to the incoming page.

When using Fax Modem hardware, this command is ignored.  Fax Modem header lines are applied using a similar internal process to that used for this command, so already support Windows fonts and (if the FS file is UTF-8 or Unicode) Unicode characters.

Default: If this command is omitted, no special annotations are applied


$apply_gct @FFBASE\logo.gct 75

To apply an incrementing (AG_PAGE) and total (TPAGES) page number to each page, use for example:

$apply_gct " ... Page @AG_PAGE of @TPAGES"