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Any Quite Imposing Users?
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:15:38 PM »
I've got a bitch of a job, basically 10 sets of playing cards, with EACH set having a unique backer. I'm generating the VDP backs for each set, but have no easy way to "shuffle" them into the fronts. I'd love to pass off the PDFs and have some wonderful soul combine them!

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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 03:22:04 PM »
worst case scenario, maybe use the pdf and use the multipageimporter script to place in InDesign to marry them up?
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 03:29:42 PM »
Does it import every other page? Haven't tried that before. I have the demo of QI running now, maybe it'll do the trick.
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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 03:33:52 PM »
Can you do the data backs with the fronts in place so they come out with the fronts and backs?

Use XMF?

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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 03:37:24 PM »
Guess i could do a crazy Impo in XMF, not even sure where to start, ugh.
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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 03:47:03 PM »
Ah, the QI Demo seems to be working!  :banana:  :banana:  :banana:
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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 03:59:42 PM »
Quote from: Slappy date=1518640182 link=msg=298285

Does it import every other page? Haven't tried that before. I have the demo of QI running now, maybe it'll do the trick.

You can tell it which specific pages to import. But you could always open the pdf and delete a column of unneeded pages and save as a placement file (see screenshot).
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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 06:26:27 PM »
Quite Imposing is pretty powerful. Cool Slappy!

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 06:39:55 PM »
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Quite Imposing is pretty powerful. Cool Slappy!

Back when I had it, I had a super old version.... like 1.5 or something... and what I liked best about it were the ability to reverse pages and the masking tape.
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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 10:09:40 PM »
If it can do a few other things well that I find repetitive (looking at YOU, reader spread PDFs I have to manually split more & more) then it's a justifiable investment.

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Does it import every other page? Haven't tried that before. I have the demo of QI running now, maybe it'll do the trick.

You can tell it which specific pages to import. But you could always open the pdf and delete a column of unneeded pages and save as a placement file (see screenshot).

I'll mess with that if/when I get some time - thanks!
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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2018, 09:09:56 AM »
I've got an Automator action thingy that will interleave 2 PDFs if you think it'll help. I've used it successfully when I had a variable job with 2 different parts - a letter and a certificate, and the client wanted to see them together instead of 2 different proof files. Works very well as long as you have 2 different PDFs with the same page count and want to combine them every other page in order. Let me know if you want it.
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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2018, 10:54:21 AM »
What a co-incidence, just had to interleave pdfs that were like.. page 1,3,5,7,9 with another one that was 2,4,6,8,10 and Quite was able to do it.

Quite can do a lot of useful tricks and since we don't have a proper rip at the digital printer, we need it for cut and stacks and such.

Definately not a full feature imposition program but a great tool for a lot of situations.


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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2018, 01:32:56 PM »
for example we did a flip book a while back (english and french) so the pdfs were supplied in the regular order but had to rotate and reverse the pages in the french, quite did a good job at this too.

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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2018, 01:39:44 PM »
Quote from: Slappy date=1518664180 link=msg=298293

If it can do a few other things well that I find repetitive (looking at YOU, reader spread PDFs I have to manually split more & more) then it's a justifiable investment.

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Does it import every other page? Haven't tried that before. I have the demo of QI running now, maybe it'll do the trick.

You can tell it which specific pages to import. But you could always open the pdf and delete a column of unneeded pages and save as a placement file (see screenshot).

I'll mess with that if/when I get some time - thanks!

You can split pages in pitstop

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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2018, 02:47:01 PM »
you can split pages in Acrobat
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