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"Copy n of m" on banner/header pages

I have a requirement to print multiple copies of a large document. I want to put a banner page at the start of each copy, this is easy enough, however, I would really like to print the copy number on each banner page, so "Copy 1 of 35" etc..

I thought of using Insert Job Pages to build up the set and then maybe Page Number with an interval of the number of pages in the file, but it seems I can't use a varaible as the page interval.

Could someone point me in the right direction as to how I might achieve this?


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FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator
FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator

Re: "Copy n of m" on banner/header pages

The ideal solution would be to pass the FFCore variables to the DFE for marking on the banner page -- unfortunately that is not possible.

A (admittedly onerous solution) solution follows:

  1. add a blank page (for the banner) via the Insert node
  2. Duplicate the number of copies required via the Split node
  3. Use the Watermark node and the text content of : Copy $FFwfDoc.documentSequenceNumber$ of
  4. Add a print node to the end of each branch with number of leading banner pages = 1

Unfortunately this leads to many small jobs (not one big job). It is also possible that the jobs would print out of order as one cannot guarantee that the top branch hits the DFE first, the 2nd branch 2nd, etc.

see below:


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