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#57863 - 01/29/21 04:12 PM Duplex Postcards (3 Up) - Need Back Data to Repeat
Pat McIntyre Offline
OL Newbie

Registered: 05/16/18
Posts: 8
Hi,

We are on Version 7.6.2.9999 of PlanetPress Design.

We have a Duplex Postcard (3 Up) with Variable Data on both sides.

We are using N-Up on both Page A and Page B.

Page A uses records 1, 2, and 3.

On the Back (Page B) it is using records 4, 5, and 6. We need it to re-use records 1, 2, and 3 on the back-side (Page B).

How do we do this? I found an article about "Metadata-Based N-Up" however do not have any Link(s) to this Add-on / Plug-in.

Please help with this Duplex / Variable Data 3-Up Postcard.

Thank you kindly,

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#57869 - 02/04/21 02:51 PM Re: Duplex Postcards (3 Up) - Need Back Data to Repeat [Re: Pat McIntyre]
jim3108 Online   content
OL Expert

Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 311
Loc: London, UK
Try setdatapage(&current.datapage - 3) in the PressTalk Before on your second page. That will push the current record back 3 and round it will go again.

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#57875 - 02/13/21 08:03 PM Re: Duplex Postcards (3 Up) - Need Back Data to Repeat [Re: Pat McIntyre]
Pat McIntyre Offline
OL Newbie

Registered: 05/16/18
Posts: 8
I actually found out that I had to:

A - Switch from XML to a CSV Data File

B - Duplicate the records for 3-Up (i.e. Records 1,2,3, then 1,2,3 then 4,5,6, then 4,5,6, and so on. If there were only 7 records, then you would end up with 7,7. If there were only 8 records, then you would end up with 7,8 and 7,8).

C - Add the "NUp Printing" Component on both Normal Pages with:
"Change data page with each repeat" checked on Page 1 and 2
"Advance data page before executing" checked on Page 2

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