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by abonsey
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Flows
Topic: Hold function
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Hold function

I guess from the lack of response that it's a NO?
:(
by abonsey
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Flows
Topic: Hold function
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Hold function

Is it possible to use the hold function to release on a give day of the month ie 2nd Thursday?
So it's not a specific date and changes from month to month.

TIA
by abonsey
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Flows
Topic: [SOLVED] Check for odd number of pages
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: Check for odd number of pages

FYI
Got there in the end

[Switch.Calculation:Expression="([Stats.NumberOfPages]%2)"]
by abonsey
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Flows
Topic: [SOLVED] Check for odd number of pages
Replies: 3
Views: 653

[SOLVED] Check for odd number of pages

I know I can use Pitstop Server preflights to check for an odd number of pages in a document but I'm looking to keep things tidy and do it with a branch of a flow using Stats.NumberOfPages (see attached).
Do anybody know/care to share how I could do that via the scripting expression?

TIA
by abonsey
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Imposition
Topic: HP Smartstream and InDesign Error
Replies: 6
Views: 2060

Re: HP Smartstream and InDesign Error

Had a similar error but managed a work-around that HP are looking at with the configurator (they did supply the latest but still failed) so see if this works: 1. Ensure Indesign is NOT running. 2. Start Switch flow/activate a flow by dropping in a file that needs processing. 3. Switch should force I...
by abonsey
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Preflighting
Topic: Actions & Preflights
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

Re: Actions & Preflights

I need only those layers merging within the flow so I can't just flatten.
Freddy - I've sent to some files via email. Let me know your thoughts.
by abonsey
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Preflighting
Topic: Actions & Preflights
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

Actions & Preflights

I have Pitstop Server running within Switch that has actions & preflights running. I have an action to select all objects from the Marks & Bleeds layer, put them on to Layer 1 and then remove the empty layer. I have a preflight to check for multiple layers ie any other additional layers As far as I'...
by abonsey
Sun May 03, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: HP Smartstream and multiple excel records
Replies: 0
Views: 1597

HP Smartstream and multiple excel records

Hi All, I've got an excel file that has multiple records in it that I need to merge into an Illustrator or Indesign file. The tricky part is that the multiple records all need importing into a single text box resulting in a mulit-line, tab delimited box of text. Any ideas on how to get this done? An...
by abonsey
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Flows
Topic: Added PDF blank page failure
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Added PDF blank page failure

Hi All, Within a flow I preflight a client PDF to ensure all the trim boxes are the same size. Client files continually fail as it would appear the client has added an additional blank page within Acrobat. This added page has no geometry set so my actions add to it. Has anybody come across this and ...
by abonsey
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Flows
Topic: Submit point SQL query
Replies: 4
Views: 2100

Re: Submit point SQL query

The RestAPI and PHP does seem like a bit of overkill for just an internal facing dashboard for submitting files.
I'll put that through as a feature request as it does appear its been asked for before and seems a basic logical flow for data.

Thanks
by abonsey
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Flows
Topic: Submit point SQL query
Replies: 4
Views: 2100

Submit point SQL query

I have a submit point metadata (job number in this example).
Is it possible to have the next metadata field query the SQL based on the previous job number field?
If so what would the query string look like?

TIA
by abonsey
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Flows
Topic: split pdf to 2pp with sequential numbering
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

Re: split pdf to 2pp with sequential numbering

Thanks for that.
Ended up getting to work using regex on the split files
by abonsey
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Flows
Topic: split pdf to 2pp with sequential numbering
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

split pdf to 2pp with sequential numbering

Hi All,
When using the Split PDF action to split to 2pp PDFs the count goes 1.pdf, 2.pdf, 3.pdf..... 12.pdf
How do I make it sequential with leading zeros ie 001.pdf, 002.pdf, 003.pdf....012.pdf?
I've messed with _[Index] etc but that doesn't work

TIA
by abonsey
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: PitStop Pro
Topic: removing comments
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Re: removing comments

Thanks. All working OK
by abonsey
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: PitStop Pro
Topic: removing comments
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

removing comments

Hi All,
We have PDFs supplied where the text looks like it should print but are actually "Comments". When sent to the press they are not there (as expected).
Is there a way to use preflight/actions to remove these comments so the proof reflects the actual print version.

TIA for any advice