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I need to print multiple copies of 5 different layouts and print layout script repeating over and over.

Eg: Go to Layout [sample]

Print [No dialog]

Print [No dialog]

Print [No dialog]

Print [No dialog]

Go to Layout [sampleA]

Print [No dialog]

Print [No dialog]

Print [No dialog]

Print [No dialog]

Go To Layout [sampleB]

Print [No dialog]

Go To Layout [sampleC]

Print [No dialog]

Go To Layout [sampleD]

Print [No dialog]

I know there is a better way of doing this but I am not sure how.

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Go to Layout [sample]

Print [] <--------- note!

Go to Layout [sampleA]

Print [No dialog]

Go To Layout [sampleB]

Print [No dialog]

Go To Layout [sampleC]

Print [No dialog]

Go To Layout [sampleD]

Print [No dialog]

Make the first Print [] step with the dialog, the user needs to select multiple copies. The subsequest Print [no dialog] steps will use the options the user just selected.

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If you want to print a different number of copies for each layout, it is easier to manage and to change, if you create several scripts:

Landscape setup

Portrait setup

1 copy - current only

2 copy - current only

3 copy - current only

1 copy - found set

2 copy - found set

3 copy - found set

etc...

Anytime you need to print, call the appropriate combination of subscripts. This is very useful for users that do not understand the difference between printing the current record (1 piece of paper) and printing the found set (1 zillion pieces of recycling).

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Zinch has my problem to a tee, however I am unsure at to what the multiple scripts should look like. I need 4 copies of the first current record, 4 copies of the second, and one each of the third, fourth and fifth. My current script works (see my example above) but I am just wondering if there is a better way.

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Just off the cuff, could you set up some globals and let the user enter the number of copies for each layout (global corresponding to layout) then set up a looping script counting down the count in each global?

Of course the user would need to know prior to printing what each layout would be, but this could probably be handled by going through preview mode first.

Just a thought...haven't considered it beyond this.

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It might be easier to create each layout so the pages are duplicated as many times as are required. Do this with copy and paste. It might not woork if you've used sliding/printing though.

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