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I need to change the picture path for +1000 .btw files. I suppose I can edit and change one-by-one but this will take long. Is there a faster way to accomplish this?

 

Bartender Version 10.1 SR4

By the way we are in the process of deciding on purchasing the Bartender product.  

 

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Pete Arreola

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I guess it depends on what type of picture object you have on each document, embedded, linked, or data sourced, and what sort of changes you want to make to it.  For example, do you wish to just change the image content, or do you also wish to resize and reposition the object.  If all of the picture objects were linked or data sourced to a particular image file for instance, then all you would need to do is replace the image file that the picture objects are sourcing from.  However, I'm guessing this is not the case, and that all documents have an embedded image.  This being the case you will indeed need to edit all of your documents.

 

With that said, 1000+ different documents sounds a bit excessive.  It might be the case that this is the perfect opportunity to rationalize things into much fewer dynamic and smarter designs using databases, conditional template/layer layouts etc to make your approach to documents much more maintainable moving forward.

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Um... Download AutoIT and use it to program the exact keystrokes you need to accomplish to open the file, change the image, save the file, and close it...

 

Loop 1000 times....

 

Go home and hope a dialog doesn't pop up...

 

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Ian,

Thanks for the reply. You are 100% correct on your guess.

How do I get started with your recommendation to rationalize. Is there a specify white paper/document/video I should start with?

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Pete

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First you need to identify the existing documents that have the potential for being rationalized into a single dynamic document.  Such labels will be of the same dimensions and have roughly the same layout.  The main difference in each document of the group would be that of data, and/or some objects being different in some way.  Documents in such groups would also be of like purpose, for example, product labels for a particular range of products, logistics labels, asset tag labels etc.

 

With a group of documents identified you can then set about rationalizing them by building a database if neccessary, that contains all the records of variable data that you currently have residing in individual BarTender documents.  Differences in label layout can be handled via a separate template placed under a template selector, so that when printing the appropriate template layout gets printed based on the database record data used to print.

 

Here are some resources to point the way:

 

http://www.seagullscientific.com/label-software/training-video-(reading-data-from-database).aspx

 

http://www.seagullscientific.com/label-software/training-video-(selecting-records-from-a-database-at-print-time).aspx

 

http://help.seagullscientific.com/10.1/en/#Conditional_Templates.htm

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