The Lock to Formula determines how to calculate the quantity for a department item. There are several preset formulas but these options can also be customized. Create your own customized lock to formula by selecting the variables you'd like to factor into the calculation.

i.e. To calculate hard copy proofs for each page, add 'Sheets' x 'Versions' x 'Sides' to get each piece of separate printed artwork


Creating a New Lock  to Formula

Step     Action

  1.       Select {Settings} and then select {Department Items} under Dockets

            Select {Lock to Formulas} tab.

  2.       Select {New} under Lock To Formulas. A New Lock To Formula modal 

            window will open.  

  3. Complete the fields.

FieldDescription
NameEnter Name of Lock To Formula.
Variables
Select formula Variables from the drop-down menu.

Note: Variables will calculate based on Imperial or Metric measurement unit
settings. (See Configuration-Measurement Units)
Display FormulaSelect the Formula from the drop-down menu.

  4.      Select {Save}. A results window will pop-up to indicate the Lock To Formula 

           has been saved.