I have attached a version for 6.1.0 that should import for you on your version. Features and functions will be the same.
If you have an issue with the image (pdf) being placed (wrong size or something) then you need to check how the file is being cropped. We might need to force the mediabox to the cropbox for example. Get it all working first, then let me know if it is coming out wrong - will need sample files to test a fix for this.
I looked at one of the replies and I think in the watermark node you 'may' have missed adding .pdf at the end of your path. That is mandatory - or you will get a missing resource message.
If you can upload a test workflow that just shows me your 'cropping' process and a sample file, I should be able to figure a way to 'lock in' the cropped size with a preflight profile so the watermark can place it correctly. Most likely it will just be changing the media size to a trim box for example. But need to see your steps to be sure which preflight profile or process to use.
Everthing works perfect except when watermark is applied to the cover it is applying the whole page not just the cropped section of the file it is bring in. The page that is copied off is sent threw a resize component where the crop box is size to 0.6x8.5 on the right alignment and then sent into the save component before being pulled back in on top of the cover in the watermark component. The watermark placement is set to crop box right alignment. We are on 6.1.0 at this time I have submitted a request for our IT people to update to 6.2.7. So I'm unable to see the sample you have attached.
So when you get into the watermark node, instead of doing upload, you can just manually TYPE in the path. That is how you can set the file path. click in the field, then type.
This would be a process that we want to run a max file threw so more than 5 at a time. I created a new "temp" folder but when I go into the watermark component and set the file path it's not there it brings me to to the upload menu the place where I have the cover i want to print on saved
So depending on the licenses you have in Core, totally doable. So after you crop and create the information strip for the cover, you need to SAVE it somewhere (a temporary file). The challenge might be how many of these jobs you process at the same time? Let me explain. In a simple workflow, you would create your cropped information strip, then SAVE it to a temporary folder with a 'fixed' name. So for the sake of example lets call the temp file 'Infostrip'. Maybe you save it in C:\Temp on the core server. So the temp file created is c:\temp\infostrip.pdf
Now, toward the end of the workflow, where you want to 'apply / insert' the file, you use the WATERMARK component in the workflow - set the type to PDF. The watermark can place PDF or image files. So you would (in this example) set a 'fixed' watermark name. You would say only apply to PAGE 1 (or whatever specific page you want). Then you can also set it to put the watermark ABOVE page content or below (you probably want ABOVE). Then you can use the positioning controls to place the image strip lets say on the right side of the page etc.
The reason I ask how many you process at a time, is that if you submit 5 files at the same time, then the 'fixed' filename for your temp file will NOT work. This is because Core could process several of the files at the same time and it would 'mix' or incorrectly place the wrong infostrip file. So in a multiple file processing example, you will need to switch to using a VARIABLE for the watermark name. So you might use the FFCore JobID number for example. This way the temp file is unique for each job and will not risk getting mixed up. However, you will also need to 'manage' the temporary files - maybe a script to erase them at the end of the workflow via a script (assuming you have an Advanced Automation license in Core).
If processing multiple files and using JobID then in the save preset you would use the variable like this:
The default in the save node is $FFwfJob.jobName$ however, you 'could' submit 2 files into Core with the same jobname (which could mix your images). So rather than use that, maybe use: $FFwfJob.Id$ as this will be unique for every job Core processes.
Then in the Watermark set the type to 'PDF' and the PDF file: C:\Temp\$FFwfJob.Id$.pdf
You MUST add the .pdf at the end or the jobs will fail with a missing resource (the $FFwfJob.Id$ will just be a number with no .pdf at the end).
I have attached a sample workflow and a sample file to show the high level concept (in a zip file). Just numbered pages in the sample file. It will take page 1, split it off, Rotate the single page 90 degrees - this step should not be necessary for your workflow - I did it so that when I place the 'information strip' from page 1 you can see it as a rotated page. It will save it to C:\temp with the JobID, then the booklet gets imposed, the watermark placed, then I save the file to the 'save destinations' folder in a folder named CSR Output - again this is not necessary and can be removed. Then lastly it runs an external component (DOS script) that should remove temporary files that are OLDER than 1 day. I did this so that it is a generic cleanup and will not accidentally remove temporary files that Core might be using for other jobs etc.
Note: the attached workflow can only be imported into the latest version of Core (6.2.7).
Note: Please create a C:\Temp directory before running the workflow or the temp files will not be saved.
Hopefully the sample gives you enough to complete your workflow!
I have a core process that copy's the first page off to create the cover and the rest to create the body. I take the cover page and crop everthing off the page but the 1/2" from the right hand side creating a information strip that will go on a preprinted cover . In stead of preprinting the cover I want to bring the cover into the core process and take the information strip and add it to it before joining the book back together and sending it to print. I know how to bring the cover into the process but I can't figuire out how to add the information strip to it. Is this even possable?
Right now the process takes a pdf and copies off the 1st page and signatures the book and sends it to the join component. The copy first page gets cropped via resize pages so only the right 1/2" is left, then gets impose on sheet on the right hand edge (bascially to its the same size as the signature) before duplexing it to make it two sided and going into the join with the rest of the body and off to the printer.
Thanks for any advice