Using text editor to change color bar on many templates

Started by DCurry, February 07, 2019, 11:43:33 AM

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scottrsimons

Just found my notes, and they were for changing the names of the color bars in our templates, using BBEdit, with the Multi-File search like Joe said. Worked like a charm. But it was only on the Preps Template files, and not on the .ps or .pjtf files.
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DCurry

I don't think this is going to work as well as I hoped - the code of the bar I want to replace is inconsistent from sig to sig so I can't do a Find All and Replace. Had one Friday with about 20 sigs in the template and found it was easier and faster to just do it the old way in Preps.
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Joe

If I remember correctly in older versions of Preps, 5 and 6 I think, it didn't contain all of that smart mark info. I think back then it only had the name of the smart mark. I guess that was a new feature at some point.
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Mikie

Just wanted to say thanks guys. I have been playing with this and it is going to work using the create imposition option Mr. Curry pointed out to me. Because of our workflow it is going to be faster to just reimposed everything at the plate setter rather than trying to track down the thousands of jobs I already had .pjtf and .ps files in.

One thing I am doing slightly different is instead of changing the template file using a text editor, I am just replacing the old color bar with the new one, but using the old color bar name. I know some templates are gonna break, but the majority should go fine. So in prinergy when i create imposition, and select an existing template file, it uses the new color bar :). I did test renaming the color bar in the template as text, and it did indeed work. But didn't solve my other issue.

So THANKS!!! You guys saved me a lot of time.

born2print

Quote from: Mikie on February 11, 2019, 02:26:18 PMI am just replacing the old color bar with the new one, but using the old color bar name.
Brilliant!
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Mikie

Quote from: born2print on February 11, 2019, 02:32:47 PM
Quote from: Mikie on February 11, 2019, 02:26:18 PMI am just replacing the old color bar with the new one, but using the old color bar name.
Brilliant!

Or as others have pointed out in my career, "hacky as shit" lol

Joe

Quote from: Mikie on February 11, 2019, 02:26:18 PMJust wanted to say thanks guys. I have been playing with this and it is going to work using the create imposition option Mr. Curry pointed out to me. Because of our workflow it is going to be faster to just reimposed everything at the plate setter rather than trying to track down the thousands of jobs I already had .pjtf and .ps files in.

One thing I am doing slightly different is instead of changing the template file using a text editor, I am just replacing the old color bar with the new one, but using the old color bar name. I know some templates are gonna break, but the majority should go fine. So in prinergy when i create imposition, and select an existing template file, it uses the new color bar :). I did test renaming the color bar in the template as text, and it did indeed work. But didn't solve my other issue.

So THANKS!!! You guys saved me a lot of time.

Yeah we use the built in create imposition tool as well. Only go into Preps if we have to create/modify a template.
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born2print

Quote from: Mikie on February 11, 2019, 03:30:20 PM
Quote from: born2print on February 11, 2019, 02:32:47 PM
Quote from: Mikie on February 11, 2019, 02:26:18 PMI am just replacing the old color bar with the new one, but using the old color bar name.
Brilliant!

Or as others have pointed out in my career, "hacky as shit" lol
:shrug: I am results oriented I guess.
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And just cause you don't like it, don't mean it ain't no good
/quote]

whamboozeled

Quote from: DCurry on February 07, 2019, 11:43:33 AMBecause of the overall suckitude of any version after 5,


I just started using preps 8 from 5 and This is my feeling exactly.

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DigiCorn

Haven't had to use it in over 2+ years, but version 5 was okay... I liked 6 because you could see in real time what was going on, without having to create previews, and once you figured out all the counter-intuitive shit, and reprogrammed one of the preference files, it was an improvement. 7 though, was as buggy as day-old-shit on a major city's dumpsite.
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