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Forum: The JavaScript Library May 22nd, 2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By scotts
Re: Switching pages with on record start

Just looking at this part, your variable "Background" is always going to equal the Field("Background"), so the switch will never work. Let's say Field("Background") is equal to "18x12", and you are...
Forum: FusionPro® VDP Creator May 14th, 2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By scotts
Re: Font issue

I've had this happen many times to me too.

A simple test is to load the fonts through FontBook, and not using InDesign's feature of putting them in a folder called "Document fonts" at the same...
Forum: FusionPro® VDP Creator April 3rd, 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By scotts
Re: Adobe TypeKit

If the TypeKit fonts were loaded correctly in your system, then you should be able to use them in other apps too. Have you tired other apps to see if you can use them there. If not, you might have an...
Forum: FusionPro® VDP Creator April 2nd, 2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By scotts
Re: Adobe TypeKit

I've had luck. You have to load the font(s) you want through Adobe's Cloud service, by 'syncing' the fonts. Once that is done, then you can "Load Fonts" in FusionPro.
Forum: FusionPro® VDP Creator March 27th, 2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By scotts
Re: Two Fonts and Custom Copy

I will say, a majority of the solutions you will find are a lot easier than you think. I would say 75%, I, myself, overthink the problems, and then find a very simple solution to the problem. Just...
Forum: Digital Workflow Documents March 20th, 2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
I'm Having Trouble Empty frame and page usage
Views: 699
Posted By scotts
Re: Empty frame and page usage

Why don't you use "unused" pages, and have them be turned on via an "OnRecoredStart" rule based on the language translation (assuming that is a field in your data).

I use this sort of thing all...
Forum: Formatting Text March 16th, 2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By scotts
Re: Use TextMeasure to adjust font size

Dan, thanks for the guidance. But this is what I wanted to do. I am not looking for line endings, but character counts of possible lines to make it work. And with some of your hints I found the...
Forum: Formatting Text March 15th, 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By scotts
Re: Use TextMeasure to adjust font size

Dan,

Here is a your sample file modified to try and show what I'm trying to accomplish. It includes the PDF and a TXT file.

I hope this helps to understand my cause.

Thanks
Forum: Formatting Text March 15th, 2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By scotts
Re: Use TextMeasure to adjust font size

Dan, sorry but that will not work for this, because each set of lines need to be a different font size, and that last bit of text is a different font. And this is all created from a single text...
Forum: Formatting Text March 14th, 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By scotts
Use TextMeasure to adjust font size

I could use some help on a project. I think I should be able to use TextMeasure to make this happen, but it will be the first time to use it, and I'm stuck. I'm sure I'm overthinking it.

And I'm...
Forum: FusionPro® VDP Creator February 23rd, 2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By scotts
Re: Text Frames

Don't feel bad. I feel the same way, when I post. I'm sure there are many others who do too.
Forum: The JavaScript Library February 23rd, 2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By scotts
Re: OnRecordStart Switching Pages

I know I'm late to the party, but thought I would still share too.

When I have a job that has multiple pages, front and back for specific versions in one file. I set all the pages to be unused,...
Forum: FusionPro® VDP Producer (formerly FusionPro® Direct) January 23rd, 2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,224
Posted By scotts
Re: Locating Macintosh fonts...Hanging

After seeing Dan's post about third party font apps in a different post a while ago, I can tell you that since using Mac's Font Book for my fonts, I've had much better luck with fonts and Fusion Pro....
Forum: Issues, Questions, Etc. January 8th, 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,313
Posted By scotts
Re: Data which type uses glyphs

I know I am waaay late to the party, but I just ran across this too.

I did the steps Dan suggested about "you might need to enable Unicode output by uncheck the "Limit processing to Latin-1/Mac...
Forum: Formatting Text August 4th, 2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,130
Posted By scotts
Re: Type with a gradient blend

Tim, thanks for sharing. Been quite a while since you posted it, but it was just what I needed for a project I'm working on.
Forum: Imposition June 6th, 2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,568
Posted By scotts
Re: FPImposer hidden settings

Dan, thank you for the kick in the head. I had a brain fart, and forgot about just right-clicking. But I was still hoping for more. But that is ok. Thanks for the quick response.

SRS
Forum: Imposition June 6th, 2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,568
Posted By scotts
FPImposer hidden settings

I'm looking for all the hidden settings that can be made to the *.fpi file after it is created in FPImposer. I have found a way to get rid of the gutters between certain pages in a layout, but only...
Forum: Issues, Questions, Etc. September 22nd, 2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,589
Posted By scotts
Re: Need some troubleshooting help with Expressions

Dan, your simple question solved my issue. I have been using a rule that a previous employee had setup and has been working for all the other motifs we use. But your simple direction, showed me that...
Forum: Issues, Questions, Etc. September 21st, 2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,589
Posted By scotts
Need some troubleshooting help with Expressions

I have an Expression that uses 3 personalizations, and when I preview it, it looks great. But when I compose it through Fusion Pro, the 2nd and 3rd personalization is using the same data as the 2nd...
Forum: XML Dialog Boxes July 29th, 2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,199
Posted By scotts
Re: Edit XML files

Sorry about that Dan, next time I will include the attachments in the beginning.

My end goal is to create some Template XMLs, but wanted to glean information from some of the XMLs from previous...
Forum: XML Dialog Boxes July 29th, 2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,199
Posted By scotts
Re: Edit XML files

The XML shows the same way in TextEdit.

Here is a screenshot of what I see in TextEdit. And here is the XML file, I'm trying to open.

Scott

Mac 10.9.5
BBEdit 10.5.13
TextEdit 1.9
Acrobat...
Forum: XML Dialog Boxes July 29th, 2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,199
Posted By scotts
Re: Edit XML files

I do have BBEdit 10, and I can open the files which it sees them as UTF-16, but the text is all in some Asian dialect that I cannot read. I have looked into them before, as a reference, so I did not...
Forum: XML Dialog Boxes July 29th, 2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,199
Posted By scotts
Question Edit XML files

I used to be able to open the XML files with FP8 in BBEdit on the Mac. But now with FP9, the XML files are 16-bit, and I can not find a way to edit them with BBEdit. I've tried different settings...
Forum: FusionPro® VDP Creator September 11th, 2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,173
Posted By scotts
Re: Strange font issue

First let me say, thanks Dan, the Formatted Text Resource, seems to have worked. And will probably take care of some other issues I have been having with some other items.

I did have 'Embed...
Forum: FusionPro® VDP Creator September 11th, 2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,173
Posted By scotts
Re: Strange font issue

Thanks Dan for explaining the details on how Fusion handles fonts. This will help in troubleshooting issues in the future.

The font 'Previews' fine, and when I 'Compose' the file, the font looks...
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