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Enter variable width for Watermark text and PDF?

Hi,

i've searched the forums also, but am looking to create a workflow to create low res pdf PROOFs with some document size information.

My graphics can be coming in as 24"w or 120"w and i want to have the width of my watermark adjust based on the document size. 

I also want to accomplish the same thing for a PDF watermark.. it seems the width field doesn't accept the $FFwfDoc.trimWidth$ variable

any ideas?

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FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator
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Re: Enter variable width for Watermark text and PDF?

The Watermark width field does not accept FFCore variables. Dimension fields which have a "link" icon can use FFCore variables (see screensnap). If you have the Advanced Automation license, the Route node can be used to accomplish what you are looking to do (see screensnap).

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Re: Enter variable width for Watermark text and PDF?

Hi,

We don't have the advanced automation module, any way to accomplish this with the advanced prepress module?

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Re: Enter variable width for Watermark text and PDF?

The only option I see is two workflows one for each sheet size. The advanced prepress module does not have "if/else" capabilities.

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Re: Enter variable width for Watermark text and PDF?

An alternative would be to create a watermark with a stepped approach.

Create a watermark with different instances which all have a different font size, and make the placement dependant from the page size.

For example:

  • instance 1 at 12 pt font which is placed on pages between minimum and 200 mm wide
  • instance 2 is placed on pages between 200 and 400 mm wide
  • and so on...

This allows a simple workflow

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