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Add file name to pdf inside trim as a code
« on: January 22, 2020, 09:11:34 AM »
I want to automate (with a hot folder, possibly Pitstop server) the addition of the file name inside the trim of a pdf.

We use the file name as a code for the printed piece. I can currently do this with Pitstop, but the actions are limited.
The file names is being placed where I want it, but it includes ".pdf" and I don't see away around this.

Ive tried taking the extension off the pdf first, but I'm afraid that will cause other problems.
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Re: Add file name to pdf inside trim as a code
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 09:43:05 AM »
I assume you are using %Current Document Name% variable in Pitstop. The only way you can do it using that variable is to remove the .pdf from the file name. One other possibility is to make sure the document title is set to the PDF file name minus the .pdf and then use the variable %Document Title%. See attached.
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Re: Add file name to pdf inside trim as a code
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 09:57:13 AM »
The document name is the original Indesign file name which I do not have.
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Re: Add file name to pdf inside trim as a code
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 10:24:30 AM »
If you mean document title you can change it to anything you please. File menu ===> Properties.
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Re: Add file name to pdf inside trim as a code
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 10:38:05 AM »
Yes, I can change it, but its not productive if you have 50 pdfs to do. Maybe I can find a way for pitstop to delete the ".pdf" from the code i placed.
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Re: Add file name to pdf inside trim as a code
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 10:45:50 AM »
I requested at one time that they add another variable such as %Current Document Name No Ext% but so far they haven't added it.
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Re: Add file name to pdf inside trim as a code
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 11:04:21 AM »
Could you add a small white box to hide ".pdf"? This would only work if the page has a white background in the area, and you would have to make sure your file name is right-justified so that the extension is always in the same place no matter how long the file name is.
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Re: Add file name to pdf inside trim as a code
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2020, 06:17:53 PM »
somebody had this same question once, you may want to do a search on this site
I think they found the answer, Good luck!

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Re: Add file name to pdf inside trim as a code
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2020, 06:49:13 PM »
I asked once. That was when I requested Enfocus to "add another variable such as %Current Document Name No Ext%".
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Re: Add file name to pdf inside trim as a code
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2020, 11:47:02 AM »
Pretty sure Quite Imposing can do this
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