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Old October 26th, 2012, 09:00 AM
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Default Imposing Multiple Text Boxes for Mailing Info

Greetings to everybody at PTI and anybody else that reads this thread. My name is Rene, I work with the City of San Antonio's Print Shop doing Pre-Press and Graphic Design work. I'm looking for some help with posting mailing data.

Now I have done this before where you do an imposition using a comma delimited Excel mailing list, multiple mailers on a sheet with a different address for every mailer - that I've done many times, not a problem.

This project that we have now is already created as a PDF with 4 mailers on a sheet. Because of the bleed, finished cut size, size of paper we're using, print size limits of our printers, and the Post Offices mailing rules I might have to use the file they sent us the way they sent it to us. What I'm wondering, and haven't been able to figure out, is can I use FusionPro (version 8.0.20) to add 4 text different text boxes that I position where I need them on this 11x17 document and have it impose a different address for each one?

I've done a little testing already and I can see that Fusion Pro can impose information to the 4 texts boxes I placed BUT it keeps giving me the same address in each of the 4 text boxes. Every page is imposed as the same address 4 times and I need 4 different addresses per page.

Is there a rule I can write or a java script trick I can do to make it impose 4 different addresses in each of the 4 different text boxes per page? Someone help please.


Thanks in advance,
Rene
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Old October 26th, 2012, 09:17 AM
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Default Re: Imposing Multiple Text Boxes for Mailing Info

This is all about the settings in your Imposition Definition (.fpi) file. When you open it in FP Imposer, do you have the Duplicate boxes checked? If so, you should uncheck them.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 09:33 AM
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Default Re: Imposing Multiple Text Boxes for Mailing Info

Hi Dan thanks for the response.

I'm not using an .fpi file to define imposition for this. The PDF already has the design imposed 4 on a 11x17 sheet in a very specific way because of the bleed, cut, mailing restrictions etc. I didn't think I would need to use that since I only need to impose the mailing info for multiple addresses in different places. NOT the actual document multiple times on a larger sheet since it already is.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 09:40 AM
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Default Re: Imposing Multiple Text Boxes for Mailing Info

Oh, I assumed you were using FP Imposer when you mentioned imposition. Basically, FusionPro composes one record of data at a time, and you can't generally use more than one record of data on a composed page. When you want to have a "multi-up" job, the usual way to do that is to take a 1-up job and impose it with FP Imposer, to put pages from multiple records on a single imposed sheet. That is the route I would urge you to take.

If you really don't want to do that, there are other options, but they're more complicated. You could use ExternalDataFileEx to open your data file and read records from it, then plug the data from different records into different frames on the page. But that's a lot harder to set up than using FP Imposer.

If you could collect up the job and post it, that might make it easier to understand exactly what you're trying to do.
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I am a not a Support engineer, and this forum is not a substitute for Support. My participation on this forum is primarily as a fellow user (and a forum moderator). I am happy to provide help and answers to questions when I can; however, there is no guarantee that I, or anyone else on this forum, will be able to answer all questions or fix any problems. If I ask for files to clarify an issue, I might not be able to look at them personally. I am not able to answer private messages, emails, or phone calls unless they go through proper Support channels. Please direct any sales or pricing questions to your salesperson or inquiries@marcom.com.

Complex template-building questions, as well as all installation and font questions or problems, should be directed to FusionProSupport@marcom.com. Paid consulting work may be required to fulfill your template-building needs.

This is a publicly viewable forum. Please DO NOT post fonts, or other proprietary content, to this forum. Also, please DO NOT post any "live" data with real names, addresses, or any other personal, private, or confidential data.

Please include the specific versions of FusionPro, Acrobat, and your operating system in any problem reports or help requests. I recommend putting this information in your forum signature. Please also check your composition log (.msg) file for relevant error or warning messages.

Please post questions specific to the MarcomCentral Enterprise and Web-to-Print applications in the MarcomCentral forum. Click here to request access. Or contact your Business Relationship Manager (BRM/CPM) for assistance.

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