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Topic: Any Quite Imposing Users? (Read 1659 times) previous topic - next topic

Any Quite Imposing Users?

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!

:death:
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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?

Reply #1
worst case scenario, maybe use the pdf and use the multipageimporter script to place in InDesign to marry them up?
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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?

Reply #2
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.
A little diddie ‘bout black 'n cyan...two reflective colors doin’ the best they can.

Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?

Reply #3
Can you do the data backs with the fronts in place so they come out with the fronts and backs?

Use XMF?

Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?

Reply #4
Guess i could do a crazy Impo in XMF, not even sure where to start, ugh.
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Reply #5
Ah, the QI Demo seems to be working!  :banana:  :banana:  :banana:
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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?

Reply #6
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'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.”
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Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?

Reply #7
Quite Imposing is pretty powerful. Cool Slappy!

Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?

Reply #8
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.
"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: Any Quite Imposing Users?

Reply #9
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.

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!
A little diddie ‘bout black 'n cyan...two reflective colors doin’ the best they can.

Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?

Reply #10
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
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.


Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?

Reply #12
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.

Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?

Reply #13
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.

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

Re: Any Quite Imposing Users?

Reply #14
you can split pages in Acrobat
"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