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#1
Bindery / Folders
July 19, 2024, 11:55:27 AM
We're in the market for a new folder. Currently looking at a Duplo for $9600. Needs to be in the $10000 price range new. The largest sheets we print (that need folding) is 12x18. An MBO is probably overkill for what we do, and also probably too expensive. Any recommendations? Nothing fancy... usually just fold in half or brochure/letter folding (and engineer/z folds).
#2
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Acrobat forms
July 10, 2024, 09:29:46 AM
They have all our stuff locked down pretty tight. I couldn't even add the laser printer in my office. I was able to add some scripts to ID and create some PDF fixups in Acrobat, but can only use certain, approved locations. I was able to install (and use) FontBase, a free font management software, because I can't drag and drop fonts to the Fonts folder in ID. I get why IT does it, but some of it is overkill.
#3
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Acrobat forms
July 09, 2024, 04:54:39 PM
Yeah - I get what the end result was. I was a little distracted because I'm on this webex all day, every day this week and still trying to work. 

I don't know what kind of voodoo magic I thought was gonna extract the names out of the field in the individual files. I should just chant and swing a dead cat over my head while facing east.
#4
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Acrobat forms
July 09, 2024, 01:57:51 PM
Quote from: David on July 09, 2024, 01:39:30 PMfound this:
there was a mention about win 7 or above for this to work
OK. That worked... but it copied the file name and not the field contents of the pdf, which is what I really need.
This would be great if the customer had named the file with the name of the recipient, and not some random initials (which don't even match the name).
#5
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Acrobat forms
July 09, 2024, 12:49:20 PM
Windows 10 Enterprise

Attempting to past to Notepad (ctrl-V) yields zero results (nothing... right-click paste it's greyed out)

Dragging and dropping to notepad is garbage.
#6
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Acrobat forms
July 09, 2024, 11:23:40 AM
I don't have a copy path option
#7
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Acrobat forms
July 09, 2024, 10:11:46 AM
Windblows
#8
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Acrobat forms
July 09, 2024, 09:35:58 AM
Quote from: DCurry on July 09, 2024, 09:20:48 AMNo typing required. Get all the PDFs in a folder, select all, copy. Open Excel and paste. It will paste the file names.
I'm in SDP training all week, but I did spend a second and tried this. No dice.
#9
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Acrobat forms
July 09, 2024, 08:50:08 AM
Quote from: DCurry on July 09, 2024, 08:11:04 AMAnother option for getting them all into one InDesign doc is to use Data Merge and treat it like a variable data job. You would just need to create a list of the file names (easily done) and use that as a data file and pull in the PDFs as a variable image.

If they all live in different directories that might be a problem, but maybe you copy them somewhere to get them in one folder.

(I know you already solved your problem - just spitballing for next time!)
I thought about that option too, but figured it'd be faster to place than to type.
#10
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Acrobat forms
July 08, 2024, 12:42:11 PM
To keep the form field unique, the only way to combine the files is in an Acrobat Portfolio, but it still will only export 1 page at a time and print only one page at a time. The only way to unite them to a single file was to hand place individually into ID. Then you could use the PDF fixup to fix the A4 page size to 8.5x11 all at once. Remember - I don't have PitStop.
#11
Random Technology / Re: PS5 weirdness
July 03, 2024, 10:27:28 PM
I ended up buying this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B7CMZ3QH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

well... I cancelled that order and ordered the same model for $20 more because I need the heatsink
#12
Random Technology / Re: PS5 weirdness
July 03, 2024, 10:26:31 PM
Quote from: scottrsimons on June 28, 2024, 06:18:45 AMI believe it was all about the speed. The games on the PS5 need the speed to keep up with the graphics, especially in the beginning of the rollout of the PS5. They need to keep everyone happy with the gameplay. Maybe they will make a patch to be done with a warning that gameplay may be diminished.
But I don't know, I'm just a console gamer. PS, 2, 3, 4, 5, PSP, PTV, xBox, xBox360, Nintendo, SuperNintendo, Wii, Atari 2600.
[color=var(--YLNNHc)]Can PS5 play off external SSD?
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[color=var(--bbQxAb)]You can store PS5 games on an external storage device, but you cannot play them directly from there. You have to copy the game data back to the PS5's internal SSD storage beforehand. The advantage: This is much faster than having to download the game again.[/font][/size][/color]
#13
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Acrobat forms
July 03, 2024, 10:02:14 AM
I did it a bit different. I made a 50 page document in ID (A4 w/.125" bleed). Then I Ctrl-D (Windows) and selected all the files in the folder. I checked the box for placement options and selected bleed. I okayed the options for all 50 pages (clicked, "OK," 50 times). Then I minimized the display slightly in ID, and placed the pdfs page by page in the upper left hand corner (snap). Wrote a new PDF 50 pages A4 size + .125" bleed (no marks). Then I wrote a PDF fixup to resize all 50 pages to 8.5x11 + .125" bleed and added marks on a 12x9 canvas and I'm done. Once I actually sat down and did it, it took about 10-15 minutes, with 5-10 minutes being altering the PDF fixup to make the correct sizes.
#14
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Acrobat forms
July 03, 2024, 08:53:59 AM
The problem is they are individual files... 50 of them (up from 47) now. Which means I have to hand place 50 files from different folders. Is there a batch mass import option in ID? I'll be looking soon, but I have a meeting this morning...
#15
Adobe Acrobat / Acrobat forms
July 02, 2024, 04:10:43 PM
Here's an interesting one... I have a job created by the forms department on another floor. It's a certificate with the honoree's name printed on it. I have 47 different files. Rather than open each one and select, "print to Microsoft pdf" (to flatten it) or have to open each file individually, I thought I would combine them all into a single document, however, when I do this it sees the variable Acrobat form field as the same and changes the name on all 47 pages. Any ideas, or do I just have to bite it and open and flatten each one? I have no RIP or imposition software, so it's pretty much a direct to print situation.