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#24656 - 09/08/09 03:00 PM Multiple counters on the same page?
swaz1 Offline
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Registered: 09/03/09
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Loc: Ohio
Is it possible to place multiple sequential counters on the same page using the count function?
My client would like to print 100-110 on the first page 111-121 on the second and so on...
If not, is there another function that can accomplish this?

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#24657 - 09/08/09 03:08 PM Re: Multiple counters on the same page?
Raphael Lalonde Lefebvre Offline
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Registered: 10/14/05
Posts: 4956
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swaz1,

When you say 100-110, do you want to print multiple cards on one page, each numbered with a different number?

If that's the case, all you need to do is setup basic repetition and the counter will increment on each cards. For example, create a new form, and go to Edit->Preferences->Repetition, set it to 2 horizontal, 5 vertical. Set the priorities to:
3 Front to Back
1 Left to Right
2 Top to Bottom

Then create a text box with a variable, and use COUNTER(100) as the expression. Then if you print or preview, you'll notice the counter will be incrementing on every cards. You'll get 100 to 109 on the first page, 110 to 119 on the second, etc...

Hope that helps.

Regards,
Rapha

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#24658 - 09/14/09 11:38 AM Re: Multiple counters on the same page?
JT Offline
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Registered: 01/30/08
Posts: 52
I had to do something similar to this for a job recently (single page with a batch of sequential numbers?).

I setup a variable @tenperpage@ to count in tens with the expression -

Code:
 COUNTER(1, 500, 10) 
and then another nine variables -

@tenperpage@+1
@tenperpage@+2
.
.
and so on, up to the expression
@tenperpage@+9.

This gave the numbers 1 to 10 on the first page, 11-20 on the second and so on.

Not the most elegant solution but it was quick and easy.

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#24659 - 09/14/09 11:43 AM Re: Multiple counters on the same page?
JT Offline
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Registered: 01/30/08
Posts: 52
..of course this would work too.

COUNTER(1, 500, 10)
COUNTER(2, 500, 10)
COUNTER(3, 500, 10)

laugh

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#24660 - 09/14/09 11:47 AM Re: Multiple counters on the same page?
Raphael Lalonde Lefebvre Offline
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Registered: 10/14/05
Posts: 4956
Loc: Objectif Lune Montreal
My post was about N-Up, but if it's having all these numbers on the same page, then I guess there aren't any real "nice" methods to do it, so using multiple COUNTER functions seems like a good solution.

Regards,
Rapha

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