text mark variables Preps 8.4

Started by sorincristian, November 02, 2020, 01:50:52 AM

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sorincristian

Hello!

Can everyone told me how i can put automatically in text mark the work style (in the text mark i want to see PERFECTOR, SHEETSWISE etc...)... text required by printing colleagues.

now i have text mark like this:
$JOBNAME COALA $sig  FATA $Side  $SheetHeight $SheetWidth $date  $time

Thanks you!

Joe

There isn't a text variable for 'work style' as far as I can see. I think you could manually put it in the Preps job comments and add the comments to the mark.
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DCurry

$[Workstyle] does the trick for me. You may or may not need the brackets - I use Prinergy so it needs them.
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Joe

I didn't see that in the Preps manual. Could it just be a Prinergy mark?
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DCurry

Could be. All I know is I use it and like it!
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scottrsimons

I was not using it either, probably because it was not in the manual, but I just tested $[Workstyle], and MAN that's sweet. I will be using that in our shop.
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sorincristian

Quote from: DCurry on November 02, 2020, 10:49:02 AM
$[Workstyle] does the trick for me. You may or may not need the brackets - I use Prinergy so it needs them.

I use only Preps 8.4 and you ideea with $[Workstyle] is not working...  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

sorincristian

Quote from: scottrsimons on November 02, 2020, 02:09:07 PM
I was not using it either, probably because it was not in the manual, but I just tested $[Workstyle], and MAN that's sweet. I will be using that in our shop.
As my fiancé says "why didn't anyone tell me about that."

Tested in Prinergy or Preps? in Preps i tryied and don't work... or i am idiot... :banana:

Joe

For me it works in Prinergy but not in stand alone Preps.
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scottrsimons

I've only tried it with Preps and Prinergy. But it stands to reason, if it's not in the manual for Preps it wouldn't work on it's own. And since [Workstyle] is a column in Prinergy, it does seem to make sense that it works there.
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sorincristian

Quote from: scottrsimons on November 03, 2020, 08:41:29 AM
I've only tried it with Preps and Prinergy. But it stands to reason, if it's not in the manual for Preps it wouldn't work on it's own. And since [Workstyle] is a column in Prinergy, it does seem to make sense that it works there.

Even in Preps exist one column named  [Workstyle]. From there you choose the way to choose to print jobs.. sheetwise, perfector, single sided...