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Old February 25th, 2019, 01:39 PM
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Default Re: DataMatrix with sheet number

Originally Posted by jpmiller View Post
I was trying to create a DataMatrix 2D barcode that included the page number and page count so the mail Inserter would know when a particular set started and ended. I wanted to automate the counter in case there were variable number of pages per set.
Okay. Though that seems to be a very different description of what you're trying to accomplish then what you wrote in your original post, which included this:
Originally Posted by jpmiller View Post
(sheet = front+back. NON-IMPOSED) Imposition is done at print device.
(set = 2 sheets)
Which, as I read it, pretty much defines a set number of pages per sheet, and therefore per set. Unless I'm misunderstanding what you meant in the first place.

Anyway, my question back to you now is: Exactly what specifies or determines how many pages/sheets make up a set? If you know how to determine or calculate that number at the time of the FusionPro composition, then we can use that number to make the barcode. But FusionPro doesn't have any independent way of figuring that out for you, because, again, it doesn't know what intent you have for re-organizing its output in the future.
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