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Mass Preps Template Editing

I recently found that when switching over to Preps 6 from 5 a text mark we use no longer works as we need it to. A Mistake by me, I put $JOBNAME instead of $[JOBNAME].

I found that I can open the preps template file in TextEdit and do a find and replace to replace all instances of this text.

Save the document, reopen in preps and all is fixed.
Kodak Prinergy
Preps 8
Epson 9800 and 9890
Screen 16000N
Screen R36000ZX
Kodak Insite for file submission and proofing

Re: Mass Preps Template Editing

Reply #1
good to know, thanks!
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time

Re: Mass Preps Template Editing

Reply #2
Nice tip!
Prinergy 8.1.1.286 • Preps 8 (Not a fan) • SmartStream Designer

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a night. But set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life!

Re: Mass Preps Template Editing

Reply #3
If only the rest of Preps were this easy!   :undecided:

Cheers, John the Fontaholic

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Reply #4
it is easy... just push the right button, all done!
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time

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Reply #5
I have no issue with preps 5. Preps 6 made my ass pucker as soon as I loaded up the demo.
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
         —Benjamin Franklin

My other job

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Reply #6

I have no issue with preps 5. Preps 6 made my ass pucker as soon as I loaded up the demo.
yeah, but once you learn 6, you'll never go back
"I'm not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells."
– Richard Pryor

“Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
― Ernest Hemingway

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Reply #7
That's what I heard but I'm pretty sure that requires a HW upgrade and a EVO upgrade. With the current state of this place, that's not happening.
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
         —Benjamin Franklin

My other job

Re: Mass Preps Template Editing

Reply #8
I think it's about $600-800 for the software upgrade, but don't quote me on that. Not sure about the EVO, because we run preps independently.

We had a dongle issue conflict on our old PowerMac's OS, and I complained and complained and Kodak upgraded us for free. Well, first we tried a FLIM, but it only worked slightly better. Then they upgraded us and the problem went away.
"I'm not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells."
– Richard Pryor

“Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
― Ernest Hemingway

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Reply #9
preps 6 needs 10.6 or higher, and Intel to run, or a PC with Win 7, I have it on my Mac and my PC here.
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time

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Reply #10
Preps 6 needs 10.6 on an Intel Mac? I don't think so. I was running it on a PowerPC Mac 10.5.8 before I got my Intel Mac earlier this year.
"I'm not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells."
– Richard Pryor

“Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
― Ernest Hemingway

Re: Mass Preps Template Editing

Reply #11
you are correct, it will run on 10.5. I just checked the documentation.
I was told by the "people", that it needed 10.6 or greater to run, and I believed them.

go figure
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time

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Reply #12

I recently found that when switching over to Preps 6 from 5 a text mark we use no longer works as we need it to. A Mistake by me, I put $JOBNAME instead of $[JOBNAME].

I found that I can open the preps template file in TextEdit and do a find and replace to replace all instances of this text.

Save the document, reopen in preps and all is fixed.


You can also use Text Wrangler and do the search and replace on a whole folder full of templates without even opening the files.
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra | Prinergy 7.5 | Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 | Two Luscher XPose 160 CTP units

Prepress: One who does precision guess work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.

Re: Mass Preps Template Editing

Reply #13

You can also use Text Wrangler and do the search and replace on a whole folder full of templates without even opening the files.


SWEET!!!
Kodak Prinergy
Preps 8
Epson 9800 and 9890
Screen 16000N
Screen R36000ZX
Kodak Insite for file submission and proofing