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Offline delooch

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specifying paper source on odd/even pages - Command Workstation
« on: September 03, 2019, 12:19:18 PM »
pretty sure ive done this before but im mentally defective this morning.

need to spec a different paper source for even pages on a variable data/uncollated ncr job. 

Job source is a 1000 page pdf output, already merged

as im typing this i remembered the record limit setting, going to try that now.

any suggestions?
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Re: specifying paper source on odd/even pages - Command Workstation
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 12:46:44 PM »
Found this on the Fiery forum:

Set the Mixed Media up, p1 to tray1, p2 to tray2. Then enable the "Define Record Length" (on the VDP tab) and set the "Pages Per Record=2", and the Mixed media will then repeat every two pages.
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Re: specifying paper source on odd/even pages - Command Workstation
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2019, 01:22:49 PM »
Thanks, what was happening was i had a freeform master selected, it wouldnt allow the "set record length" option. that fixed it right away.

again, a client "helping me out" by doing a data-only merge in one file, and a master in another.
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Re: specifying paper source on odd/even pages - Command Workstation
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2019, 03:54:48 PM »
fuckers
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Re: specifying paper source on odd/even pages - Command Workstation
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2019, 03:57:41 PM »
do me a favor...

don't do me any favors


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Re: specifying paper source on odd/even pages - Command Workstation
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2019, 03:58:30 PM »
well, you know...

get to charge them an extra 30 minutes for fucking around.

i have another one who is trying to do a 60,000 piece EDDM mailer on her own.  holy shit am i staying far away from that one.
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Re: specifying paper source on odd/even pages - Command Workstation
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2019, 04:20:20 PM »
We have a whole department here to handle mail lists. It's called,
"1...
2...
3...
NOT IT!"
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