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hopkinsprinting
04-02-2007, 12:37 PM
Hello,

We've been using Preps Pro to generate a PPF cutting data PPF file for our Polar cutters (via its CompuCut software). I'd like to know if there is a way to automate the process of generating the PPF file in Preps through scripting or other means. Although I am using Preps Pro on a Windows-based PC, if someone has an AppleScript, that would work to....or if someone knows of another way...

Any information would be greatly appreciated! :-)

Many thanks,
Jon Morgan
Hopkins Printing

Zubov
04-07-2007, 09:04 AM
it seems preps scripting engine is not ready to use. tried 5.2.2 to create simple template but without any success

nick.benkovich
04-09-2007, 02:16 PM
There is plenty of job specific options for scripting on Mac. As Nikita Zubov points out there is no real options for scripting the creation of templates / signatures but in terms of printing you can print you can print to any supported output type. Here is a simple Applescript that will print a job as PPF using a specified device to a specific path.
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set the outpath to "Macintosh HD"
tell application "Preps 5"
print the front job saving as PPF file saving in outpath to device "MyDevice"

end tell

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Hope this helps you.

Nick

Zubov
04-10-2007, 01:39 PM
Can we hope for full scripting support in a future releases? For me it will be very usefull, especially for automatic creation of static marks.