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RRD_Jeff
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Business Cards to Fill Sheet

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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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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Business Cards to Fill Sheet

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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.

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RRD_Jeff
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Re: Business Cards to Fill Sheet

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1 More thing, I am now getting the correct number of cards but they are set up like this on the sheet.

123
412
341
234
123
412
341
234

I would like them to come out sorted so all of the same card are together.

111
111
222
222
333
333
444
444

is there a way to sort them befor the are imposed?

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Business Cards to Fill Sheet

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I believe the following will get you what you want. Change the location to "after each page" or "before each page".

 

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RRD_Jeff
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Re: Business Cards to Fill Sheet

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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.

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replica
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Re: Business Cards to Fill Sheet

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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?

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RRD_Jeff
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Re: Business Cards to Fill Sheet

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This is the best I have seen so far. It is inefficient to create the Process but once you have it done then it works quite well.
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