[duxhelp] Re: Embosser setup woes

  • From: "Joanmarie Diggs" <jdiggs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 17:08:26 -0500

Aha!  Okay, I think I get it now.  And that's why, in your response to
Warren, you said to create multiple templates rather than multiple embosser
configurations.  Perhaps my fog is lifting.  If so, allow me to play devil's
advocate -- just for your consideration, not to be argumentative.

What if there is no such thing as *most new documents*?  What if I produce
three categories of documents, and my work is divided equally among those
three types.  My options, as I understand them are:

1.  66% of the time, change the paper width, characters per line, lines per
page, etc.
2.  Create 3 templates, each of which is associated with a different
document category.

Choice 2 definitely seems preferable.  But, hypothetically, let's say that
sometimes I need to work with the Standard Literary Format, sometimes with
Textbook Format, and still other times with BANA.  Now I'm up to 9
templates.

With SP1, I have 3 templates and select my template based on the styles and
page numbering I need.  Then, if the embosser I need is not the default
embosser, I can quickly select the embosser I do need, knowing that the
paper width, characters per line, lines per page, etc. are already set up
the way I want them.

If I were in this hypothetical situation, I would want to stick with SP1.

Now this is the last I will say on this matter here because, at long last,
Peter has gotten me to understand that what I was seeing was not a bug and
thus this discussion belongs elsewhere.

Thank you everyone for your patience.
Joanie


   

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 4:33 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Embosser setup woes

Joanie,

In response to your question, you've based it on a false premise.  You
cannot change the default form and characters per line *for one particular
embosser* in Global, Embosser setup.  What you can change there is the
default form and characters per line *for most new documents*.  The settings
you get for your new documents aren't for "the last embosser you
configured".  The settings really are for the dialog as a whole.

Joanie, you and others have also been very patient with me.  I do understand
that this doesn't work the way most people want and expect.  So I'll keep
tuned in.

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Joanmarie Diggs
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 4:21 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Embosser setup woes

Peter, you are certainly a man of extreme patience, and for that I am
grateful. I understand now that:

1.  It is intentional, and the rationale for the change 2.  The Global
Embosser Setup dialog works for the most part the same as the Document
Embosser Setup.
3.  Just because I use only narrow paper does not mean that I might not use
wide later on

I have admittedly played with emb.elt in the past, but two machines I am
currently using have untouched emb.elt files.

You asked:
---
I'm not sure what you might be missing.  Have you tried switching back from
the Index Basic D to the Romeo?  In this case, will SP1 switch back to the
wide paper?
---
I haven't tried that yet.  What I just tried in SP2, however, was to start
fresh, removing all embossers.  I then added the Index and configured it as
described in the previous message (narrow width, 32 chars per line).  The
Index is the default embosser, and any new document I create uses the Index
with narrow paper and 32 chars per line.  Not surprising.

Then, I added the Romeo as described in the previous message (wide width
paper, 40 chars per line).  I want the Index to be the default so I selected
that.  ***Now*** Any new document that I create uses the Index, ***but***
with 40 characters per line and the wide width paper.  

Here is what I think I'm still missing:  Why does changing the default form
and characters per line of one embosser in the Global Embosser Set Up dialog
box change the settings of all of your configured embossers so that any new
document you create uses the settings of the last embosser you configured
even if that is not the default embosser?

Take care.
Joanie

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