View Full Version : Smart collating marks

04-05-2006, 10:31 AM
These are great but is there a way to make them appear on all instances of the back gutters? i.e. we often work for instance a 4pp section 4up on a template. A smart collating mark in this case will only show on one of the 4pp sections.

04-07-2006, 08:50 PM
If you are using Preps Pro you can achieve your desired results by creating your signatures as Multi-section. For your example, type in 4 for the number of sections. Use a different section number (1-4) for each of the 4pp sections. Appling the Smart Collation mark will now apply to each 4 page section.

04-10-2006, 08:02 AM
Thanks for the reply.

However, the result we are trying to achieve is that all 4 sections on the plate are to be, for instance, section 1. Setting the template up as 4 seperate sections would make the collating mark step down 4 and the section numbers be out of sync.

For instance, section (plate) number 1 would be all section 1 as:
1 | 4 | 1 | 4
1 | 4 | 1 | 4

Then the next section might well be:
5 | 8 | 5 | 8
9 |12 | 9 |12

(only showing the fronts here).

11-13-2007, 04:56 PM
We use a static mark, instead of a smart mark for a template that is 2-up or more. You just have to manually place them.