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If you have a full access Preps integration license, you can create and edit Preps impositions through Workshop. You can also automatically transfer files between the imposition software and a Workshop job.

This topic includes a few typical use cases for editing a Preps imposition with integrated Preps.

  1.  In Job Manager, switch to the Signatures view.
  2.  In the Imposition Plans pane, double-click the imposition you want to edit, or select Edit Imposition in the Edit menu.
  3. In the Edit Imposition dialog box, if more than one imposition software is configured, in the Select an imposition applicationbox, select the software you want to use.
  4.  If you do not want to use the default import or export process template, click Select and choose the process template that you want.
  5.  In the Import Type list, select one of these options:
    • Automatic Import—starts the import process automatically. The only import template option allowed is Keep existing page set and imposition.
    • Manual Import—opens a Start Process dialog box where you can edit the import process template, choosing any import options appropriate for your job.
    • Versioned Import
  6. Click OK.
    The Preps software starts.
  7.  In Preps, perform either of these actions:
    • Increase or decrease the number of blank pages in the run list.
    • Change the signature assignment to keep the same number of signatures, to increase the number of signatures, or decrease the number of signatures. The number of blank pages in the run list must be kept the same.
    For more information about Preps procedures, see the Preps documentation.
  8.  From the Preps File menu, select Print and perform these actions:
    1. In the Send to list, select Adobe Job Ticket or JDF.
      To output a PJTF file, select Adobe Job Ticket and select Embed CIP3 cutting data. From Preps Pro, you can generate a PJTF file that includes the PPF tags for cutter/folders. When you import the imposition into Prinergy, you can output PPF from the Prinergy job.
    2. In the Device list, select an output device.
    3. Specify a Print Range, if required.
    4. Click Print.
  9. If you selected the manual import option, perform these actions:
    1. Click Import.
    2.  In the Start Process dialog box, click Edit Process Template.
    3. Select Create alternate page set and imposition to create a new page set and imposition, or select Keep existing page set and create new imposition to create a new imposition plan with the existing page set.
      Note: If you increased or decreased the number of blank pages in the Preps run list, you must select Create alternate page set and imposition. This is the only page set option that can be used; other options will make the import fail.
    4. Click OK.
The results depend on the options you selected:
  • If you selected the automatic import option, the edited imposition plan is imported, keeping the existing page set and imposition. The new signatures show in Signatures view. The edited imposition plan has the same name as the original plan.
  • If you selected the manual import option and selected Create alternate page set and imposition, the edited imposition plan is imported. A new page set and imposition plan is created. If you changed the number of blank pages, the new page set has the new number of page position. The imposition plan name is the same as the original with .1 appended. Each time the imposition plan is edited, the .1 is increased by one. There are two imposition plans, the original and the edited, and two page sets.
    Note: (Optional) If there were pages assigned in the original imposition plan, copy and paste page assignments into the new, edited plan.
  • If you selected the manual import option and selected Keep existing page set and create new imposition, the edited imposition plan is imported. A new imposition plan is created with the existing page set. The imposition plan name is the same as the original with .1 appended. Each time the imposition plan is edited, the .1 is increased by one. There are two imposition plans, the original and the edited, and one page set.
    Note: (Optional) If there were pages assigned in the original imposition plan, copy and paste page assignments into the new, edited plan.

To open Preps outside of a job context, see Opening Preps outside of job context.

 

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