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What version of Documaker?
Sounds like you've got SendOverlays=Yes in your AFP printer INI group. This will cause the AFP print driver to add a reference to an overlay for each FAP (section) being printed (with the exception of FAPs inlined within the NA file). If you wish to use overlays, you should make sure that DownLoadFAP = No is set in the <RunMode> INI group so that GenPrint does not load FAP files.
These "page numbering" fields are generally not mapped during regular processing, but are filled in during print. This conflicts a little with your desire to use overlays for static content. Long story shortened, what you need to do is map your page number fields with content during the actual transactional generation. Add a MK_HARD rule on the fields and set the data to 'X' or '0' or something. This will force the fields to map during generation which will force the sections to be inlined because the insertion into the text area reformats with the field data. Then when you get to the print step, the sections will know that it can't be an overlay reference and should be sent inline.
The alternative is to NOT have the fields embedded in a text area but be regular fields placed on the section within static text. This means you give up the nice spacing that formatting in a text area gives, but does mean that your output is smaller and therefore throughput is faster.
Edited by: user9976634 on Nov 14, 2012 11:13 AM