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Question

Can you put the name of the PDFPLA file in a text mark in the JDF Step & Repeat task?

Answer

This is possible, but it requires Plato or PackEdge to create a SmartMark file.

  1. In Plato (or PackEdge), create a new file in the bg_data_marks_v010/dat folder on your Automation Engine Server.
  2. Define a new SmartMark. In the SmartName interface, select Document in the left column, and then File name in the right column. The SmartMark setup displays it as [jobname 0].
  3. In Automation Engine Pilot, open the settings of the JDF Step & Repeat task.
  4. In the SmartMarks: option, select the file you just created.
  5. This will apply the name of the PDFPLA without the extension, in the text mark in the PDFPLA file.
Article information
Applies to

Automation Engine 12.1.1

Plato 12.1.1

Automation Engine 10.1.1

Plato 10.1.1

Created06-Nov-13
Last revised 
AuthorJKO
CW Number196639
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