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Sequence mark in joined jobs

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Good morning,

How can I apply a sequence mark to the first page of a series of signatures resultant from a split/join workflow?

Is there any way I can capture the last character of each job's name (substringing it's order number) and make a calculation using the variable 'FFwfJobjoinedJobNames' in the mark's Vertical Offset property configuration?

The flow works like this:

I split the job in 32 pages segments to make 32p signatures and use a shorter segments rule (24/16/12/8 pages) to interleave any shorter segments with the 32p segments to be sewn in a sewing machine later on, then I do the imposition of each segment by routing it to an appropriate imposition template (32/24/16/12/8 pages) and apply fixed position eyemarks to the first page of each one (required by the sewing machine). Then the signatures get joined, the final file pages are reversed (also a sewing machine operation requirement) and gets an interleaved 2of5 barcode stamped (also in a fixed position) that defines it's order number followed by the Job ID Number (3/3 digits). Then it's sent to the printer.

Everything works as expected but I would also like to add the sequence mark to the first page of each signature, but since the pages are split into separate jobs the offset keeps going back to position zero...

Any clues or tips, please?

 

Thanks

BR

Nuno

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Re: Sequence mark in joined jobs

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Got it!

Using a calculated value in the vertical offset of a new mark with ($FFwfDoc.documentSequenceNumber$*4)-4 does the trick, the mark is 4mm high, so it starts at offset 0mm in signature one and shifts vertically in intervals of 4mm in the following signatures.

Thanks anyway!
BR
Nuno

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