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md106
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Need total number of joined PDFs to print on cover sheet

I am routing 100s of PDFs according to page count and then joining the PDFs of each branch into a single PDF. I need to print the total number of PDFs in a particular branch on the cover sheet that is added after the join node. Is there a way to do this?

I tried adding a collect node in front of the join and creating new groups, and using the $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ variable, but this didn't work beyond 10 or so PDFs, which doesn't make any sense to me.

Any ideas?

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Need total number of joined PDFs to print on cover sheet

I assume by "not working" you are referring to an incorrect number for $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ being posted.

When I set up Collect node release condition for 12 documents and submit 12 documents as a job group, the first 6 documents (subjobs) have "0"  for $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ value the last 6 have "12" for $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ value. I use the Watermark node to post the $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ value on the documents.

I have written a BUG against this problem.

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md106
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Re: Need total number of joined PDFs to print on cover sheet

That is correct, it was printing a "0" instead of the accurate count.

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Need total number of joined PDFs to print on cover sheet

The problem will be fixed in the next release 6.2.2.

Casper1
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Re: Need total number of joined PDFs to print on cover sheet

Instructions to print multi-page PDF documents as a booklet. Acrobat or Reader lays out the pages two per sheet so that you can

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Taylor3367
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Re: Need total number of joined PDFs to print on cover sheet


@md106 mythdhr wrote:

I am routing 100s of PDFs according to page count and then joining the PDFs of each branch into a single PDF. I need to print the total number of PDFs in a particular branch on the cover sheet that is added after the join node. Is there a way to do this?

I tried adding a collect node in front of the join and creating new groups, and using the $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ variable, but this didn't work beyond 10 or so PDFs, which doesn't make any sense to me.

Any ideas?


For me exactly the same ... really annoying!

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