[duxhelp] Re: Embosser Setup (again)

That's a tough one.  I don't know if this is even possible, but....

If the user created a template and did NOT make any changes in Document
Embosser Setup, could the new template not store any embosser details?  And,
if the user DID make any changes in Document Embosser Setup, could the
settings stick with the template?

Rationale:  

When you create a new document based on one of the templates that ship with
Duxbury, that new document will be associated with whatever the default
embosser happens to be at the time.  Changing the default embosser down the
road requires no additional action on the part of the user -- at least for
new documents -- because embosser settings don't stick with the shipped
templates.

If you have a need to create additional styles, you cannot add those styles
to the templates that ship with Duxbury.  Therefore you have to create new
templates.  When you do so, whether you realize it or not, you are causing
all new documents you create based on that template to be associated with
whatever happened to be the default embosser (and its settings) at the time
you created the template.  If you need to make a long-term change to the
default embosser, you will also need to update either the templates you
created or all of the new documents you create using those templates.  

If you make changes to the Document embosser setup and then create a new
template, it is reasonable to assume that you would like to take advantage
of Duxbury's sticky document settings and use those settings for all new
documents created based on that template.  

I hope this makes sense....
Joanie

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 10:12 AM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Embosser Setup (again)

Joanie, Warren, and George,

I do have another question.  As things now stand, when the user generates a
template, that template will include information about the destination
embosser, paper size, and format dimensions for documents created with that
template.  If paper size and format dimensions also stick to the embosser,
how should this conflict be resolved?

My thinking is that we're OK as-is, because a user will normally generate a
template from a document targeted to the default embosser, paper size, and
format dimensions.  So documents created with this template will also be
targeted to the default embosser, paper size, and format dimensions -- just
as if created with one of our standard templates.  Changing the document to
a different embosser and paper size won't be hard.

What are your thoughts?

- Peter

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