02 Can the time spent on a job be limited?
Yes. Autopage has excellent controls for limiting the time spent on a job. Time may be limited on any one problem, as well as on the job as a whole. Other controls are available, including specifying the number of pages Autopage is allowed to back up in order to solve a pagination problem. The fewer pages you specify, the less time a job will take to run, but potentially certain pagination problems may remain unsolved. These controls, in combination, provide unlimited flexibility in determining how much processing time is allocated to a job.
The job queue provides additional flexibility by allowing jobs to be held for processing overnight or when the queue is otherwise idle.