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#24521 - 02/27/08 02:43 PM Separator Pages
PrintTekk Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 2
I need to create separator pages to print in-between bundles for mailing. To complicate things we have the FreeForm option, not FreeForm2. Using the "skip" in an expression produces a blank page, so I cannot use this as a layout condition.

I have bundle numbers in a field of the database that can be used to trigger any action, but I have yet to figure out how.

Does anyone have any ideas for creating this separator page?

#24522 - 02/27/08 03:04 PM Re: Separator Pages
Douglas Offline

Registered: 08/28/07
Posts: 35
FreeForm does not understand conditional layout commands. Creo VPS, FreeForm2, Optimized Postscript, PPML, VIPP do understand conditional layout commands.

You will have to use Optimized Postscript technology for the separator page.

Add an additional blank page to the job.

In the Layout Condition for this page, you would write an IF function to use the Tray ID or Tray Separator fields from the d-base to trigger when this blank (insert) page will be printed.

If you need more specfics, please email We can help you with the script/formula that works for your d-base file.

#24523 - 02/27/08 05:11 PM Re: Separator Pages
PrintTekk Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 2
That worked. Thanks.
I do have one more related question.
I had to create a separate field manually by using functions in Excel to recognize when the bundle number (Tray ID) changes. Is there a way to write an expression that compares two records in the same field to determine when that field changes?

#24524 - 02/29/08 02:46 AM Re: Separator Pages

This can be achieved by creating a macro (J-script or VB Script) and load that macro in PrintShop Mail 6.

See item Check if data in field changes

Best regards,