Processing a Draft Production

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Processing a Draft Production

Converting documents to images is an iterative process in DWR. The DWR system processes documents in productions in 4 distinct “phases”:

Phase

What DWR is doing

When this phase executes

Sequencing

DWR checks to see that all documents have been assigned a sequence number. The sequence number determines the order in which documents will be processed and assigned Bates numbers. If new documents have been added to the production for instance, DWR will offer to either re-sequence the production so that the new documents are sequenced properly or add them on to the end of the production.

After configuring the settings for your production. See Production Settings.

Conversion

For documents being produced natively, this phase is very fast as there is nothing to “print”. During this phase, DWR examines the production for documents that have not yet been converted to images. After DWR has converted everything it can, it moves on to the next phase.

After right-clicking your production and selecting "Image Production..."

Bates Assignment

DWR examines the production to make sure all documents have a Bates number. If errors occur during conversion, you may see documents with a page count of 0. In these cases, DWR is unable to assign a Bates range. You will need to resolve the errors or remove the problem documents from the production so that documents with higher sequence numbers can be assigned Bates numbers.

After right-clicking your production and selecting "Endorse production..."

Endorsement

DWR examines the production to make sure all documents that have been assigned Bates numbers have been endorsed. For documents being produced natively, this phase involves copying the native document into DWR's internal production location.

After Bates numbers have been assigned.

If a document encounters an error at any phase, you will need to resolve the error and restart the appropriate production phase to continue.  See Triaging Production Problems for more details on resolving problems.