[duxhelp] Re: Embosser setup woes

  • From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 22:59:09 -0000

Peter,

I do believe we are coming towards each other - at last!

T/Com Wednesday next?

George 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter
Sullivan
Sent: 15 March 2005 22:39
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Embosser setup woes

Joanie,

One behavior of DBT 10.5 SR1 which you seem to like is this:
when you change embosser selections, the form size is
automatically changed to the default form for the embosser.
(Note, however, that contrary to rumor, the default form for
the embosser can *only* be changed by using the Edit button
to edit the configuration.  And, even then, OK must be
clicked on *both* dialogs for the change to stick.)

This behavior was not itself the subject of a lot of
heartache as far as I'm aware, because most people who
switch embossers to balance load or account for an
out-of-service unit are switching between units that
normally have the same paper loaded.

So we could bring back the old behavior of selecting the
default form when you change embosser selections, but omit
the old behavior of changing everything else in the dialog.
Or perhaps everything else should be changed only if the
paper size is actually different than what it was before.
In any case, if we go changing other settings, I do believe
that we should set things to the "recommended" settings, not
the maxima.

It is a very bad time to make a decision on this, as most of
my staff is unavailable, yet will want to be involved in the
decision -- or at least will be upset if it comes out wrong.
I will try to revisit this next week.

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joanmarie
Diggs
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 5:08 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Embosser setup woes

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

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