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label layout

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 12:34 am
by ckuhlmannHP
Hi guys,

I am wondering if this is possible with an action.

I have a 1" x 2" label as a 1-page pdf. I want to be able to step and repeat this onto 8.5 x 11 which will be a pre-kiss-cut sheet. I know I could send this through imposition tools but was hoping to make it part of the preflight instead.

Can this be done with "Add Copied Graphic" if so, how?

Thanks for the help!

Re: label layout

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:54 am
by abailescollins
I know people who have used this feature for step and repeat.

It's a bit easier in version 2020, because you can link to a PDF on the file system or embed the file in the Action.
Basically you select the graphic, create a region in which they should be added, and then a repeat method.
Either a fixed number or a 'fill' of the region.
Define the distance between the objects, either a distance center to center, or a value between the bounding boxes of the added graphic.
Position depends on how you want the alignment to the region.

I can't remember if this honors hidden objects or not, you might want to put a mask around the graphic to make it easier to calculate values.