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FreeFlow User
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎08-27-2014

Duplicating pages 1 & 2 only

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Customer has PDFs with inconsistent number of pages, always printing simplex.  Customer wants the first two pages durplicated like this: 1,2,1,2,3,4,5...n.  I have been unable to get Core to do this.  Suggestions?

FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator
Posts: 2,283
Registered: ‎01-03-2012

Re: Duplicating pages 1 & 2 only

Use the following settings in the Insert Pages component to duplicates only pages 1 and 2

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FreeFlow User
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎08-27-2014

Re: Duplicating pages 1 & 2 only

Sorry, I left out as significant requirement.  Customer is doing a signature imposition, 8.5x11 size pages to 11x17.  What they want is for the topmost 11x17 press sheet to be a sample sheet with Page 1 on one side and Page 2 on the other side and a Watermark with the word "Sample" on it on both pages.  The second press sheet is where the simplex signature imposition begins and no Watermark..

FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator
Posts: 2,283
Registered: ‎01-03-2012

Re: Duplicating pages 1 & 2 only

I was wondering what was complicated about the request... ;-)

 

This can be done in a variety of ways. However, assuming that you want to use a single imposition component for everything I would do use the following workflow

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The trick is to duplicate pages by splitting up the document. Assuming that you want the sample to use a sequential page order (page 1 on the left and page 2 on the right), I would split up the document using the folloiwng settings

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I would then add a blank page to the single pages on the top and bottom branches (you need this since the booklet imposition will be duplex)

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Note - the blank page should be after page 1 in the top branch and before page 1 in the bottom branch. This will ensure the document pages are on the outside of the imposed booklet.

 

You then join the files and do a booklet imposition. The output will have pages 1-2 in the first page. a blank page as the second page and then the document imposed as a booklet.