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Forum: The JavaScript Library September 10th, 2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,868
Posted By sschardan
Re: Another way to read page number?

Thanks, Dan! I had forgotten to check the re-evaluate box on my FP Expression rules. I'll have to try the imposition method sometime.
Forum: The JavaScript Library September 4th, 2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,868
Posted By sschardan
Another way to read page number?

For many years we have used a different software for personalized images. That software creates the images and creates an appended data list, such that the name of each unique image is in a new field...
Forum: Tables & Charts April 23rd, 2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,516
Posted By sschardan
Re: Table Formatting Help

I should say, insert your cell structure here, not your table structure. Your table structure is defined ahead of the loop
Forum: Tables & Charts April 23rd, 2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,516
Posted By sschardan
Re: Table Formatting Help

Use a loop to build the table, and insert a break tag to break out of the loop if a field is empty.


for (var i = 0; i <= 16; i++)

{
var FieldToUse = (i + 1)

...
Forum: Issues, Questions, Etc. March 5th, 2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,802
Posted By sschardan
Re: internet image path

Thanks. I did mean 10.14.5, fat fingers! Anyway Dan, your presumptions are true and I can not access the dropbox folder from within FP. What I did to work around this is to set up a folder action to...
Forum: Issues, Questions, Etc. March 5th, 2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,802
Posted By sschardan
Re: internet image path

Dan,

The link is an "https". The template is being built in 11.0.9 on a Mac running 12.14.5, and due to the job's size, I intend on rendering it in our Producer that is running Windows Server 2016.
Forum: Issues, Questions, Etc. March 4th, 2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,802
Posted By sschardan
internet image path

We have a client that is demanding that we use a Dropbox link as an image path to search for images. I am attempting this rule:

var pic = CreateResource("dropbox link/"+Field("Image"), "graphic",...
Forum: Getting Started March 2nd, 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,312
Posted By sschardan
Re: Cannot install FusionPro

You can thank Adobe for this. Acrobat DC 2020 is the issue. There is newer version of the 11.0.9 installer in the downloads that will work.
Forum: Issues, Questions, Etc. February 28th, 2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Possible Bug CopyFitLine Rule
Views: 3,451
Posted By sschardan
Re: CopyFitLine Rule

FYI:

I have a template that uses the CopyFit line function on a text frame, and I get that same error when composing locally on my mac. But if I use Producer, I do not get the message. The job...
Forum: FusionPro® Expression™ November 1st, 2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,430
Posted By sschardan
Re: Feature request

Dan,

Yes, I wholeheartedly agree that with Masking Text personalization, this is possible. But when it is an Image Character personalization like this example, I do not see how it can be...
Forum: FusionPro® Expression™ October 28th, 2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,430
Posted By sschardan
Re: Feature request

image without
Forum: FusionPro® Expression™ October 28th, 2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,430
Posted By sschardan
Re: Feature request

image with the shadow
Forum: FusionPro® Expression™ October 28th, 2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,430
Posted By sschardan
Re: Feature request

Yes, exactly.

Here are samples, one with the shadow within the variable, one without.
Forum: FusionPro® Expression™ October 25th, 2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,430
Posted By sschardan
Re: Feature request

Yes, but what I am wishing for is to apply overlays to Fill Images and Image Characters that follow the shading of the background image without affecting the background.
Forum: FusionPro® Expression™ October 25th, 2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,430
Posted By sschardan
Feature request

Coming from DirectSmile, there is a feature that I miss, the ability to add an overlay strictly to the personalization. For instance, a personalization goes from a light area of an image into a dark...
Forum: FusionPro® VDP Producer (formerly FusionPro® Direct) June 12th, 2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 23,382
Posted By sschardan
Re: NexPress Dimensional Clear Ink

Up until three years ago we had a Nexpress. When wanting to us the clear ink, we would have to make it a spot color of the EXACT name that Kodak specified, and it was case sensitive. It was something...
Forum: Imposition May 17th, 2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,730
Posted By sschardan
Re: different imposition layout

Yes. Setup the imposition like this:

Horizontal step = 4, spacing = 1.5"
Vertical step = 5, spacing = 0

Then, right click or control click on the 1st column and select "discard space and bleed...
Forum: The JavaScript Library April 5th, 2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,912
Posted By sschardan
Re: Date error

You are welcome. And privacy in mind, yes.
Forum: The JavaScript Library April 5th, 2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,912
Posted By sschardan
Re: Date error

I'm sure there is a more concise way to do this, but this works:

var month = Left(Field("date"), 2)
var day = Left((Right(Field("date"), 6)), 2)
var year = Right(Field("date"), 4)

return...
Forum: Formatting Text March 7th, 2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,253
Posted By sschardan
Re: Conditional text

oops, have a parenthesis instead of a bracket, use this:

{return ("$" + Field("Fieldname")}
Forum: Formatting Text March 7th, 2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,253
Posted By sschardan
Re: Conditional text

This should work for your scenario:


if (Field("Fieldname").indexOf("$") > -1)


{return Field("Fieldname")}


else
Forum: Issues, Questions, Etc. February 27th, 2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,403
Posted By sschardan
Re: dynamic inline graphic

Thank you, Alex. Following your syntax, here is my modified code that is working:

return '<graphic file="' + ".//logos/" + Field("Logo 1") + '">';
Forum: Issues, Questions, Etc. February 27th, 2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,403
Posted By sschardan
dynamic inline graphic

Ok, my brain is not working today. I want to create a dynamic inline graphic, and I am just not getting the syntax correct.

If I write a rule to a hard path, it works:

return '<graphic...
Forum: FusionPro® VDP Creator August 23rd, 2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,125
Posted By sschardan
Re: High Sierra and FP 10.0.16

You have to run 10.0.16, 10.0.26, and the beta 10.0.32 on a Mac whose operating system hard drive has not been converted to the APFS file system. High Sierra converts the file system to APFS by...
Forum: FusionPro® VDP Creator July 3rd, 2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,355
Posted By sschardan
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