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Erick Valued Member
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Business cards with a common back

What is a very basic way to impose business cards with a common back? I have a pdf with 5 fronts with page 6 being the back. I rotated the back page then created a conditional (also tried split here) with the top branch conditional as landscape for the front pages and the bottom branch conditional as portrait for the back page. I deleted the back page from the top branch front pages. Then I tried to delete the landscape pages in the bottom branch so that I could rotate the back page back and impose it. I have tried so many combo's. It makes sense to me, don't know why I can't get this to work. 

 

I would just like a simple way to automate a common back business card. But, not specifying number of pages. I want to be able to throw a pdf in the hotfolder with 3, 12, 24 cards with the last page being the back, and have it impose properly.

 

Erick

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AnwarG
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Re: Business cards with a common back

1. Create a Route component that checks for numbers of pages: more then 1

2. Split the document in 2: page 1,-1, page 2--1

3. Impose and Save 1,-1 as $FFwfJob.groupName$_$FFwfJob.documentGroupId$

4. Send 2--1 back to the Route componentfirst and last

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FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator JyriS-Xerox
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Re: Business cards with a common back

I find the easiest way to achieve this is to use the impose node.

 

Set the Press Sheet to be automatic and the Sides Imaged two sided.

In Layout tab, choose Page Order Manual, and in the manual page order table add two rows

Row 1, Page 1, Increment 1

Row 2, Page -1, Increment 0

Also set Rows and Columns to be fixed at 1 and 1.

 

This Imposition node will interleave last page to be behind each page, so if you have 16 page document (15 fronts and 1 back) you will get 32 page document as also the last page is now having a back added to it.

 

Thus the next step is to add Delete Pages node to delete last 2 pages of the document (-2, -1).

 

We have an Easy Start Workflow (ESv4-06 Business Cards with Common Back) demonstrating this.

Erick Valued Member
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Re: Business cards with a common back

Thank you, works like a charm!

 

Erick

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