Here is what I am trying to acomplish.
Run Variable number of Business cards (1 card to a file) through FF Core to fill a sheet
Example 1: I have 12 Cards going onto a 12x18 sheet that will fit 24 Cards so I want 2 Copies of each card, No Blanks.
Example 2: I have 5 Cards going onto a 12x18 sheet that will fit 24 Cards so I want 4 Copies of each card, and there will be 4 Blanks.
Example 2: 1 Card so it just fills the sheet 24 Cards No Blanks.
Basicaly I need to know If I can do a count of the files combing in then Duplicate the File X # of times based on the file count and then impose.
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One can use a Route node, to separate 1,5, and 12 card jobs. Then use the Insert node to duplicate the pages within the job. See below.
1 More thing, I am now getting the correct number of cards but they are set up like this on the sheet.
I would like them to come out sorted so all of the same card are together.
is there a way to sort them befor the are imposed?
I believe the following will get you what you want. Change the location to "after each page" or "before each page".
That would work for a simplex Card but for duplex I get card front on both sides of 3 cards then card back on both sides of 3 card ect.
I was able to get what I wanted by Splitting the files by segments fixd pages (2 Pages) befor the Incert Pages Component.
Is this the generally accepted solution?
I thought that there would be something better for such a common use case, because with this you need a separate imposition layout for each case, this is quite inefficient as far as automation goes.
Basically, I am wondering why is there no "cut and stack, with repeat" function, which would just fill the sheet automatically?