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Erick Valued Member
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Adding trim size to Preflight Report

In order to indicate the trim size of a pdf on the preflight report, I added the variable, $FFwfJob.preflightReportUri$ to the File section of the "Insert" node. Then I added a Watermark Node and added the variable, $FFwfDoc.trimWidth$ X $FFwfDoc.trimHeight$ to the text area. This works very good, but it duplicates the pdf file pages. I don't want it to do this. Any way I can stop this?

 

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Re: Adding trim size to Preflight Report

 

I would think there are two options.

 

The simple option:

If you do not want the document pages then you can simply remove them from the document (Delete Pages 2 - --1).

 

The better but slightly more complex option:

Use the XML preflight report.

Pull whatever information you want from the XML and add it to a manifest that's submitted to FFCore.

Submit the manifest and point to a blank PDF you have somewhere.

Add the preflight information via watermarks.

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Erick Valued Member
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Re: Adding trim size to Preflight Report

I don't want the first option, and I am not understanding what your second option would look like.

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Erick Valued Member
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Re: Adding trim size to Preflight Report

I am wondering if there is a conditional that I could use to split the Preflight Report and the pages from the pdf file. 

 

Why would it duplicate the pdf pages?

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Re: Adding trim size to Preflight Report

There are two options for generating a preflight report.

 

The preflight PDF report will display preflight warnings and errors are annotations over the relevant objects.

The job is in fact the preflight report.

 

For example:

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THe XML report is a data file that you can parse programmatically.

For example, you can submit it to a hot folder that invokes a script to pull information from the XML into a CSV file that is then used to compose a customized preflight report.

 

 

 

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