Assemble - Numbers In Filename

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PrepressNinja
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Assemble - Numbers In Filename

Post by PrepressNinja » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:46 pm

Hello,

I am trying to use the "Numbers In Filename" scheme for assembly.

I wanted to leverage the Automatic settings, so I have auto set for Total and Serial, as well as YES for Match filename.

I am not using special characters, nor other numbers in the filenames.

However, none of these file pairs will assemble:

FILE_1 of 2.pdf
FILE_2 of 2.pdf

FILE 2 of 2.pdf
FILE 2 of 2.pdf

FILE 1of2.pdf
FILE 2of2.pdf

What am I doing wrong? There is 1 total reference to this assembly feature on the internet, and the manual is incomplete for this topic.

Thanks very much for helping.
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Re: Assemble - Numbers In Filename

Post by cwswitch » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:42 am

I've only ever had luck by using a Job Dismantler before an Assemble Job

Another Switch mystery - is it maybe looking for 01 and 02?

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Re: Assemble - Numbers In Filename

Post by PrepressNinja » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:33 pm

I received a flow from support that worked and wanted to share for any future tortured souls :lol:

What worked was:

Number index for total 2
Number index for serial 1
Match filename Yes
Merge metadata No
Job folder name Automatic
Subfolder levels 0

This merges XXX_ N of N.pdf, XXX NofN, and XXX_NofN, where the first N is the piece serial, and the second N is the piece total.

Still not sure why it can't dynamically do it with auto, but small victories are OK.
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