[duxhelp] Re: Embosser setup woes

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 15:12:57 -0500

Susan,

I didn't realize that you even knew how to avoid having embosser information
in a template, so I've generally regarded it as my job to strip it out after
receiving files from you.  I know that this last time around, I didn't do
that.

The trouble that you report seems to me to confirm that you in fact do have
embosser information in the template.

For the record (and others' edification, if not your's), to remove all
embosser (and printer) information from a template, run "dbtw
/RemovePageInfo <filename>" from the command line.  This process is part of
our automated build-and-release system for templates that we generate
in-house.

With regard to your second question, all beta and released versions of DBT
10.5 do in fact share some information, including the .elt file.  This was a
poor design decision, and I am intending to address it at some point.  Of
immediate concern is that the autobuild is interfering with the beta &
released versions.  I don't know why that would be.  We should take that
issue up off-list, however, as it is not directly a beta-related problem.

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Susan
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 2:57 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Embosser setup woes

I've been out of town a lot and just catching up on all that has transpired
with this topic, so I need to back up a bit. I couldn't figure out why there
was embosser info with the BANA template, as I've been very careful to not
include that when I'm working on the "clean" template. FYI: I typically keep
2 to 3 versions of 10.5 on my computer. I have shipping/SR1, beta, and
sometimes the autobuild set up in different folders. When I went back to
find out why the BANA template had embosser info, I discovered that an
embosser configuration in ANY of the templates, in ANY of the various 10.5 I
have on my computer, affects ALL versions and ALL templates. Based on this,
I'm finding it impossible to set up a separate embosser configuration for a
particular template, as it immediately changes the templates AND Global
settings.

I downloaded the 3/15 autobuild while I was out of town and have it on my
notebook, along with the shipping/SR1 and beta versions. After I installed
the autobuild, I started having problems with the earlier versions. When I
start SR1 or beta, I get a message:

Syntax error in emb.elt at or near line 551. Embossing disabled.

I click OK and DBT starts. Then I go to Global | Embosser Setup and I get a
Memory Low message (I've just turned on the computer).

I can start the autobuild version without a problem. 

I know it probably is better to keep one issue per message, but this is
along the same line as the issue of the embosser configuration being read
across all versions. As I work on the BANA template (as a different named
template), it shows up in ALL versions of 10.5. 

My purpose in keeping the various versions available is so I can go back and
compare how things may or may not have functioned. Obviously that isn't the
case here, and DBT is sharing info between the versions. 

I guess my question is ... is DBT supposed to be sharing this info across
the various versions? I do I ever really know then, if a problem is from the
current version I think I'm running vs. a problem that stems from another
version?

Susan




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