By applying appropriate keywords to custom label marks, you can give your own label marks intelligent functionality.
- Create and save the mark as an EPS in creative software such as Adobe Illustrator. See Creating marks in Adobe Illustrator for use in Pandora software. (This document is also available in the
Pandoraversion\Documentationfolder.) In the software, identify the color used in the mark as a spot color, even if it is a process color.
- Open the file in Adobe Acrobat, and select File > Document Properties > Summary.
In the Document Summary dialog box, type the keyword in the Keywords box. The keyword provides the functionality of an intelligent mark. The keywords for dynamic marks are:
Needed to apply numbering functionality to the die station number marks
Needed for all label marks
Needed for all editable text marks
Indicates that the artwork will not be forms-cached
Makes it possible for a preview of a knockout mark to show up in the Marks palette
- Click OK.
- If necessary, use the Crop tool to crop the mark.
- Save the file in Acrobat. You can include a prefix in the file name so that similar marks appear together in the list in the User folder on the Marks palette (examples of prefixes are REG for a registration mark, LBL for a label mark).
The items you can use in a custom text label mark are listed in the following table. You can use only the choices in the table.
All label marks must have the
Label keyword applied.
Important: When creating the PDF file of the mark, do not subset the fonts, or you may have missing characters in the text mark.
Building blocks for custom text label marks
Die station number. Requires the DieStationNumber keyword.
The first color listed for the job on the Output Setup tab of job properties, the second color listed for the job on the Output Setup tab, and so on.
The contents of the Contact box on the Job Information tab
The contents of the Phone box on the Job Information tab
The contents of the Customer box on the Job Information tab
The date you are sending the job to print from Pandora software, according to the computer clock
The selected output device on the Output Setup tab
The name of the job file
The contents of the Job ID box on the Job Information tab
The contents of the Notes box on the Job Information tab
The month the job was output, according to the computer clock
The contents of the Press box on the Materials & Equipment tab
The text entered in the Text box of the Mark Properties dialog box or job properties > Job Information tab
The time you are sending the job to print from the Pandora software, according to the computer clock
The year the job was output, according to the computer clock
You can add static text to text labels by typing the static text outside of angle brackets. For example, if you want the text label to be "Customer: Kodak" you can type the text label as
Customer:<Customer> when the job is to print for the customer "Kodak."