How to Print Numbered Copies by Adding {copy} and Total {copies} on Each Page

You can enumerate each printed copy using the Text watermark macros. After adding a small watermark at the bottom of each page, each copy will be numbered.

Add text watermark copy out of copies to printed pages

Add number of copies to the printed pages

You can move the watermark further away from the edge of the sheet using the Offset setting. Changing this setting will alter the watermark's position, and you can see it in real-time in the preview drawing.

Watermark examples

To add the number of the current copy, use the macro {copy}. You can combine it with some text or other macros to create a custom watermark that would suit your needs. You can add your own text ("out of") or symbols like "/", "|", "-". For example:

{copy} out of {copies}

– this text watermark will indicate the current copy and the total number of copies. You can also add the PC user's name from which the document was printed, like:

{user} || {copy} out of {copies}

To indicate the computer's name, use the macro {computer}. For example:

{computer} || {copy} out of {copies}

Therefore, you can combine the {copy} or {copies} macro with other macros that are available for the Text watermark.

See other macros and their descriptions → 

Note: The {copy} and {copies} macros only work when the Single print job mode is enabled. If disabled, the program cannot count all the copies. The program will give you a warning, if it is not enabled. 

The following macro will only take effect if the Single print job mode is activated

How to add number of each copy to every printed page – step-by-step instruction

  1. Add the documents for printing and open Settings.
  2. Navigate to the Watermarks tab.
  3. Click on Add newText watermark.
  4. Enter the macro {copy} or a complex watermark, such as {copy} out of {copies}.
  5. (Optional) Combine the {copy} with other macros.
  6. (Optional) Adjust the size, position, page range, and other parameters for the Text watermark.
  7. Click OK to save and close the Text watermark settings.
  8. Click OK to save and close Print Conductor Settings.
  9. Start printing your documents.

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