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Forum: FusionPro® VDP Producer (formerly FusionPro® Direct) June 12th, 2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,946
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: 1,386
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: 763
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: 763
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: 796
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: 796
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: 881
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: 881
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: 5,041
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: 1,265
Posted By sschardan
Forum: FusionPro® VDP Creator June 23rd, 2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,224
Posted By sschardan
Re: Creating an 8 page form in FP imposer

I am unaware of a direct way to do this, but I have a roundabout way of accomplishing it. I work on a Mac and often use Imposition Studio from Devalipi Software, it can be purchased through Apple's...
Forum: Reviews, Rants, and General Musings April 22nd, 2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,869
Posted By sschardan
Re: Feature request

Dan,

I completely understand the conundrum with Javascript rules. What I run in to at times is having to pick up an old job where the client required us to delete the old data, so I can not...
Forum: Reviews, Rants, and General Musings April 20th, 2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,869
Posted By sschardan
Feature request

A nice feature to have in VDP Creator would be the ability to easily re-map data fields when assigning a new data source. For example, instead of just getting a warning that the names of the data...
Forum: Barcodes January 9th, 2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,879
Posted By sschardan
Re: Datamatrix 2d code

Hoover,

Support got back with me and gave me a link to the 9.3.12 beta. That fixed the problem.
Forum: Barcodes January 9th, 2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,879
Posted By sschardan
Re: Datamatrix 2d code

Uh, yeah. .12 probably is newer than .6. You know what I'm thinking. .1.2. Sometimes my head is really thick.......
Forum: Barcodes January 9th, 2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,879
Posted By sschardan
Re: Datamatrix 2d code

dreimer,

I sent an email to support. I would think that the 9.3.6 that I have installed is newer than the 9.3.12 he stated in his message, and would contain the fix he talked about. I'll see what...
Forum: Barcodes January 9th, 2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,879
Posted By sschardan
Re: Datamatrix 2d code

hoover,

In searching for this issue, Dan Korn stated in this post:

http://forums.pti.com/showthread.php?p=15761&highlight=datamatrix&page=3

that the issue was addressed. Yet I am running a...
Forum: Barcodes January 9th, 2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,879
Posted By sschardan
Re: Datamatrix 2d code

We don't do very many jobs with 2d barcodes, but there is one we did about a year ago using VDP Creator 8.2. We are set to do this job again with updated art and data, so I just pulled it to test it...
Forum: Issues, Questions, Etc. January 7th, 2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,697
Posted By sschardan
Imposition and Repeat Records issue

I have had two different jobs recently where it was necessary to repeat record numbers and use FP Imposition. Each time I tried to compose the data, FP crashed. If I composed with repeated records...
Forum: FusionPro® VDP Creator November 14th, 2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,897
Posted By sschardan
Re: Lo-Res Images when Composing

Yes, I am using FP with InDesign CC14. The only issue I have had is with installation. Once installed, I opened ID CC14 and was told the FP extension was not valid. So I quit, manually copied the...
Forum: FusionPro® VDP Creator November 14th, 2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,897
Posted By sschardan
Re: Lo-Res Images when Composing

I noticed this happening to me occasionally under 9.2, but have yet to see it under 9.3. What seemed to work for me is to click on the graphics tab and verify the settings, then immediately compose...
Forum: Issues, Questions, Etc. October 17th, 2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,829
Posted By sschardan
Re: Questions on Overflow pages

Dan,

Thank you very much for your response and ideas. I like your idea of trying the repeatable component. I'm going to do some playing around to see if I can get that to work.
Forum: Issues, Questions, Etc. October 16th, 2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,829
Posted By sschardan
Re: Questions on Overflow pages

I have been successful in solving 3 by manipulating the OnPageCount and OnPageNumber rules and using «$pagenum» and «$pagecount» to print the appropriate page numbers.

I have also solved 4 by...
Forum: Issues, Questions, Etc. October 13th, 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,829
Posted By sschardan
Questions on Overflow pages

I have a potential upcoming project that will require overflow pages, and I have several issues and questions:

1 - The overflow pages I will be adding are a duplicate of the first two body pages...
Forum: Issues, Questions, Etc. May 23rd, 2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,432
Posted By sschardan
Subsetting Arbitrary Chunks

I have used the OpenNewOutput feature of FusionPro many times with great success. Recently I needed to add a twist to using this feature.

I had a job that needed to be split into separate files...
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