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Old January 3rd, 2018, 02:23 PM
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Have an additional request to this ... not quite sure if it's totally related though ...

I'm using the saddle stitch imposition scheme
This should probably be a new thread, but okay.
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I've placed this in the text box on the imposition sheet
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Impo sheet: «$impositionsheetnumber» of «$impositiontotalsheets»
Basically that exact same thing works for me with the example template I posted earlier in this thread, even if I change to saddle-stitched imposition (without the horizontal repeat so it still fits on the sheet, see the attached FPI file):
http://forums.pti.com/showpost.php?p=11530&postcount=3

Can you try that and see if it properly outputs "sheet 1 of 5", etc.?
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However since there is only one record I don't know if that is even necessary except for the rule to count the imposition sheets.
Wait, what do you mean "there is only one record"? If there's only one record to compose, you'll only get one imposed sheet output.

Or maybe you have the preprocessing rule wrong, or in the wrong place? It needs to go into OnJobStart.

Anyway, it's hard for me to know what's going on in your job without seeing it. I would double-check that it still works in the tutorial job, then look to see what's different in your job.
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Old January 4th, 2018, 02:20 PM
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We have a few hundred templates for this customer but this is the first one that I've had to do for a booklet that requires a multi-stage process for our bindery - in this case a collated saddle stitch from three separate "signature" piles of a 12 page booklet.

Our customer would supply a pdf file (usually a flyer, a business card, a bag stuffer, or whatever marketing supply their sales forces needs). The templates are all automated through our website and an imposed pdf file ready for print is placed on our staging server ready for our digital press operators. Since there is normally only one item that is to be imposed multi-up on a sheet there is only 1 record in the instance file to process.

In my present situation of three signature piles each pile needs to be numbered so the bindery worker know in which order the piles are to be placed in the saddle-stitcher. If this were done by hand each time them I could just give them a collated file and they would count out three pages and stitch each booklet individually. But to do several thousand or even several hundred this way would be quite time consuming. So our digital operators need to run the file uncollated so the automated stitcher can be used. And I can't always rely on the customer providing numbers on the pdf file like they did for the test setup pdf file they provided. Nor can I place them on myself within the visible borders of the pdf file after it is trimmed - customer says that's a big no-no. So I have to put some kind of number on the print sheet itself to show the proper order.

Each time I try to accomplish this FusionPro states that there is just 1 imposition sheet even though it produced six of them for the saddle-stich booklet that contains 12 pages. I understand that there was only "1" record, but that record produced "6" total output pages.

I have included the template that I created and the sample file that was provided.
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Thanks for sending the files. The sheet count seems to be broken for saddle-stitch imposition. I'll have to talk to my colleagues here about how we want to address this.
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