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#22881 - 02/06/07 08:20 AM Creating Tiered bookmarks w/ PP Image 5
SMaulick Offline
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Registered: 06/21/06
Posts: 8
Loc: West Reading, PA
Hello- I need to be able to create tiered/ heirarchial bookmarks when imaging press forms for a new client but the items I can find regarding this process from your help site are limited, and they refer to using some script or other process to create the bookmarks. I would like to get a definitive process in place to be able to create these images and bookmarks, and I am hoping that there are some tips in accomplishing this fairly painlessly.

I appreciate any and all assistance in this matter.

SMaulick

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#22882 - 02/06/07 08:50 AM Re: Creating Tiered bookmarks w/ PP Image 5
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#22883 - 02/06/07 08:59 AM Re: Creating Tiered bookmarks w/ PP Image 5
SMaulick Offline
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Registered: 06/21/06
Posts: 8
Loc: West Reading, PA
LAPD-
Thanks for the fast response. I had found the PDF Bookmark option for the Data Selection Archive/Emil/Fax Image Process, and that works fine; However, I cannot tier them, as in setting levels to a Bookmark, so that on a bookmark view, it would look like this:

+Bookmark Level 1 (Region)

__+Bookmark Level 2 (Customer Name)

____+Bookmark Level 3 (P.O. #)
...

The customer is currently using an older system that supported this bookmarking functionality, but I cannot see how I can replicate the functionality. I did convert my Data Selections to Planet Press Talk, and it uses the command: SetPDFBookmark() to create the bookmark, but I do not know how I can also make it set a Level for that bookmark. I have been searching for a command that will allow this from a script, but have not yet found the appropriate method, nor do I know how I would make it work properly.

Thanks again, and I hope that someone can help me figure out how I can do this for my client! smile

SMaulick

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#22884 - 02/07/07 11:40 AM Re: Creating Tiered bookmarks w/ PP Image 5
stuartg Offline
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Registered: 03/06/03
Posts: 713
Loc: Swindon, England
There is no built-in method to do this in PP.

You could do it by using passthrough commands to set the Pdfbookmarks, but it will be complicated.

The postscript doesn't specify the 'level' of bookmarks as such, but rather specifies the number of child bookmarks below any bookmark.

This means that when a bookmark is specified, you already need to know the number of sub-bookmarks coming later. Generally speaking this is difficult to arrange in a page processing system like PP.

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#22885 - 02/08/07 07:09 PM Re: Creating Tiered bookmarks w/ PP Image 5
SMaulick Offline
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Registered: 06/21/06
Posts: 8
Loc: West Reading, PA
Thanks for the reply, Stuartg. I have looked at the raw PS and the PTK versions of my down and dirty test form, and I can see that the way that Press creates the Outline/ Bookmark section in the PS is not adequate for the bookmarking methods that the client needs. However, they are adamant about needing these heirarchial bookmarks, and I might have to resort to another software package to accomplish this. The sad part is, the old system, eSend, is about 5 or 6 years old, and it handles this kind of heirarchial bookmarking process just fine, and it also operates page by page to generate the PDF, exactly like Planet Press.

I do appreciate your helpful response, Stuartg, I really do. I guess I am just unclear what solution I can provide for my client. It does seem to me that if Press can create a PPTalk - PS - PDF method that can count the total number of Bookmarks during imaging, they could also allow the PS - PDF outline levels to work, if desired.

It just seems like another kind of Outlining that could be updated and enabled, to me.

Thanks again, all. One way or another, I will get this working, and since my "case" with Cust. Care was essentially a, "You can't do that," response, :rolleyes: I guess I'll have to go it another way. confused

SMaulick

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#22886 - 02/09/07 09:49 AM Re: Creating Tiered bookmarks w/ PP Image 5
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Hi Scott:

As Stuart replied in an earlier post, it is possible to insert these heirarchical bookmarks, but it must be done with some PlanetPress Talk objects and pasthroughs to send the appropriate PDFMARK command.

Please reply to the email I sent you if you have any questions.

Thanks

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#22887 - 04/05/07 11:54 AM Re: Creating Tiered bookmarks w/ PP Image 5
SMaulick Offline
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Registered: 06/21/06
Posts: 8
Loc: West Reading, PA
Just a repsonse for the community-

After working with the Tech Support Staff at OL, they have provided our client with a solution to tier these PDF Bookmarks hierarchically. It's complex, and was way beyond what I could actually implement myself, even though I (sort of) understood the logic necessary to get it to work the way the client needed. AS an overview, they used a VB Script in a Watch Process for each form to examine the source file, perform their "magic", and append the appropriate values to the tail of the data file. Then, in the Design Tool, they have a condition for that last page which contains their appended data and the rest of the "magic". Very slick and well done!

Thanks again, OL Support Team! TU!

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