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ReportMaker Advanced
A SmartMarks "How To" Session
Julie Bauer, Senior Application Sales Manager, Esko
Bart Meersschaert, Senior Application Sales Manager, Esko
Tyler Thompson, Application Engineer, Esko
May 10, 2012
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ReportMaker Advanced
A SmartMarks "How To" Session
SmartMarks play a significant part in the creation of an effective
template for use with your ReportMaker Task. This session will cover
the process involved in developing a professional ReportMaker
Template to rapidly produce consistent, repeatable and attractive
proofs/reports using your Automation Engine.
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ReportMaker Advanced
A SmartMarks "How To" Session
SmartMarks play a significant part in the creation of an effective
template for use with your ReportMaker Task. This session will cover
the process involved in developing a professional ReportMaker
Template to rapidly produce consistent, repeatable and attractive
proofs/reports using your Automation Engine.
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ReportMaker Advanced
A SmartMarks "How To" Session
SmartMarks play a significant part in the creation of an effective
template for use with your ReportMaker Task. This session will cover
the process involved in developing a professional ReportMaker
Template to rapidly produce consistent, repeatable and attractive
proofs/reports using your Automation Engine.
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ReportMaker Advanced
A SmartMarks "How To" Session
SmartMarks play a significant part in the creation of an effective
template for use with your ReportMaker Task. This session will cover
the process involved in developing a professional ReportMaker
Template to rapidly produce consistent, repeatable and attractive
proofs/reports using your Automation Engine.
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ReportMaker Advanced
A SmartMarks "How To" Session
SmartMarks play a significant part in the creation of an effective
template for use with your ReportMaker Task. This session will cover
the process involved in developing a professional ReportMaker
Template to rapidly produce consistent, repeatable and attractive
proofs/reports using your Automation Engine.
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ReportMaker Advanced
A SmartMarks "How To" Session
● SmartMarks play a significant part in the creation of an effective
template for use with your ReportMaker Task. This session will
cover the process involved in developing a professional
ReportMaker Template to rapidly produce consistent, repeatable
and attractive proofs/reports using your Automation Engine.
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input
file
reportmaker
template
report
(uses smartmarks)
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Output location of
the report
Output name of
the report
would you like to export
the report to a PDF?
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location of the template
ReportMaker Advanced
A SmartMarks "How To" Session
● Hands-on !
● goal : to create a (multipage)reportmaker template you can take
back home with you and use in production.
● server DRUPAAE02
● use your own workstation example EWM39
● Packedge login : digi password : digi
● open TEMPLATE ESKOWORLD 2013_start.pdf
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preview on Mac : open label_report.pdf
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● STEP1
open template eskoworld 2013 start.pdf in PackEdge
● STEP2
start adding smartname JOBNAME using textmark
the smartname will use the information attached to the job. First
define this information by using the “info” button for the current job.
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● STEP3
add smartmark text for additional info on top right of page 1.
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● STEP3
add smartmark text for additional info on top right of page 1.
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● STEP3
add smartmark text for additional info on top right of page 1.
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● STEP3
add smartmark text for additional info on top right of page 1.
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● STEP4
add smartmark imagemark (reportmaker – taskinput file). Use object
naming to name placeholder (jobwindow)
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refering to named object
“jobwindow”
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● STEP5
add smartmark text(to indicate scaling factor). Use object naming to
name placeholder (scaled). position textmark relative to this object.
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● STEP6
similar to step4, add 2 detail windows on page 2 of the report. Use
smartmark imagemark (reportmaker – taskinput file). Use object
naming to name placeholder (detail1, detail2)
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repeat for second detail
window
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● STEP7
page 3 shows separation details of the
input job. Several placeholders are created
that will function as guides to position the
smartmarks.
box# placeholder will help the rectangle
smartmark to place a colored bar on the top
of each box.
placeholder# placeholder will help the image
smartmark to place each separation in the
window
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box placeholder for
rectangle smartmark
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taskinput file placeholder
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change ink number for the
other smartmarks (copy and
paste smartmark!)
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● STEP8
page 4 uses a 3D view of the input file. Prerequisite is a structural
file (ARD, DAE, ZAE), to make this work. Label.pdf has an ARD
embedded.
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use imagemark,
taskinputfile3D to add
the mark to the placeholder.
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● STEP9
now it’s time to create the report. Run the reportmaker task in
Automation Engine. Select label.pdf as input file. (right click –
launch)
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● STEP10
sit back and enjoy your first report that was automatically created !
Think of all the time you will be saving !
the report is created in a new folder called “ReportMaker”. Use
“view” to view your report. Remark : when using Acrobat to view
your report, make sure overprint preview is turned on in
preferences.
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