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Create Design (DesignWizard): There is a different behavior when starting from a GRS template versus a PDF template. Starting from PDF might in very specific circumstances risk some design elements to be lost.


Design Wizard expansion of templates may fail in case not all separations from the template are kept in the final design and when some text fields are referring to specific inks. For instance, when a text field refers to ink 7 but ink 6 is not kept in the final design after expansion, the text reference to ink 7 gets lost as the inks are cleaned up too early. This problem only occurs in specific cases and only in PDF workflows as the behavior of the cleaning inks in GRS workflows is different.


Part of the design (e.g. knockout text in a specific ink) gets lost in the resulting design when using PDF templates.

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Applies to

Automation Engine 12.1.1

Last revised 
Author FBR
CW NumberCW 211855

What is a Hotfix?

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