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Based on the product intent and the bindery's requirements for a product, organize the product assembly in the Assembly workspace.

Requirements: You already defined the intent for one product and now need to make changes.

Choose your tasks:
Note: Although there are typically multiple ways to perform a task, this table describes only one way of performing each task. For example, you can manipulate an object in the workspace or edit its settings in the Properties pane to immediately update both.



Edit product section properties

In the workspace, select the product section, and in the Properties pane, edit its settings as needed.

Edit part properties

In the Products list, select the product, and in the Properties pane, rename it and edit its settings as needed.

Rearrange and renumber sections

In the workspace, drag the sections into the desired sequence.

Change a section's binding style in relation to other sections in a part

In the workspace, drag a section to visually change its binding relationship to another section in the part.

  • For perfect binding, drop one section directly under or above, and left-align with another section so that they appear stacked.
  • For saddle-stitched binding, drop one section at the right side of another section, so that a connecting line indicates a nested relationship.

Combine sections into a single section

In the workspace, drag one section directly onto another section.

Add sections and pages to a part

In the Products list, click the part, and in the Properties pane, edit its page count. The required number of additional sections appear in the workspace and in the Products list, based on the part's default binding style and largest section size.

Edit a product's page count

In the Products list, click the product, and in the Properties pane, edit its page count. Sections are automatically added or removed as needed, that you can adjust as needed.

Add parts to a product

In the Products list, click the product, and in the Properties pane in the Parts area, click [+] to add parts to the list. Double-click a part in the list to display its settings.

Split a section

    1. In the workspace, select the section, and click the Split Section tool.
    2. Specify the number of sections to create from the selected section, and click [+].
      A list appears with the sections and page counts that can be created to total the original page count.
      When all pages are accounted for, a running tally indicates that zero pages remain to be placed.
    3. If you prefer to split the section differently, edit the results by overtyping the page counts for each section. You can type a page count into the extra placeholder to increase the number of sections in the split.
    4. When you are satisfied with the distribution of the pages, click OK.
      The new sections appear in the workspace, replacing the original section.
    5. Drag the sections as needed to define the sequence and binding styles.

Delete a part or section

In the Products list or workspace, click the part or section, and press Delete. To avoid an error condition, also edit the product's page count.

Add a product

Select File > Add New Product Intent, and provide the details.

Edit a product's properties

Edit a product's initial properties using the Product Intent dialog box. This sets the default values for any parts and sections that you might later add.
To edit an existing product, select the product in the Products list to display its settings in the Properties pane.
After you close the Product Intent dialog box, you can edit only the the product name, job ID, customer name, due date, and comments, and you can add and delete parts. The remaining values are read-only and reflect the sum total of the parts and sections.

The section properties and page ranges are automatically updated in all applicable panes when you change the section binding styles, page counts, and sequential position within the part.

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