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Autotext in Publishing name and Publishing Directory

PatHarding88
Newcomer
Basically I want to control all publishing related items via 'info'. I put in the clients lot, street name, Suburb...

The PDF Name should be as follows
#lot, #streetname, #suburb, #clientnames - Contract Plans
Resulting in
111, Jeorge Street, Westy Bank, Ben and Ella - Contract Plans.pdf


The publishing folder should be
C:\#year\#lot #streetname, #suburb, #clientnames\Plans
Resulting in
C:\2017\111, Jeorge Street, Westy Bank, Ben and Ella\Plans

Now it's a set and forget on the template.
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Jan Vlach
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I would love ability to use autotext in similar way, especialy for adding date and time to my publication.
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Laszlo Nagy
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Extending on this wish, it would probably be useful to use Autotext in View Names, Layout Names, and Publisher Item Names (there are some Autotexts in Publisher Item Names, but there could be more).
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zarmenas
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BUMP.
I'd really love this too.

AvrilP
Newcomer
I require Autotext ability in Layout Setting, to add #RevID to the layout name when publishing. Please!

Lingwisyer
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AvrilP wrote:
I require Autotext ability in Layout Setting, to add #RevID to the layout name when publishing. Please!

You can do that in the Publisher settings.
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mbl
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Items and folders in The Publisher Sets are actually the only place in the Organizer that accepts Autotexts.

So yes, you can get pretty much any Autotext from the Project Info as the name of your file or folder. You just need to rename the folder or the item manually. Just right click on the folder/item, select Rename Folder or Rename Items and under Custom Name write something like "<SITEADDRESS1>, <SITEADDRESS2>, <SITEADDRESS3>, <CLIENT_GIVENNAME>".

A very useful list of all these Autotet keywords is here: https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/user-guide/65541/
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DGSketcher
Virtuoso
It's a shame <CURRENTISSUEDATE> is unstable in folder names. I keep ending up with the date being blank, not updating from the previous issue and in the last case reverting to the first issue. If it worked consistently I could reliably print multiple layouts to a single PDF using the issue date to differentiate it from other issues. As it is, I have on more than one occasion had to recover overwritten files.
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DJ Design
Newcomer
mbl wrote:
Items and folders in The Publisher Sets are actually the only place in the Organizer that accepts Autotexts.

So yes, you can get pretty much any Autotext from the Project Info as the name of your file or folder. You just need to rename the folder or the item manually. Just right click on the folder/item, select Rename Folder or Rename Items and under Custom Name write something like "<SITEADDRESS1>, <SITEADDRESS2>, <SITEADDRESS3>, <CLIENT_GIVENNAME>".

A very useful list of all these Autotet keywords is here: https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/user-guide/65541/
This works very well for individual pdfs if you use "Rename Items", however if you select "Merge to 1 pdf" it will only save the folder name, not the compiled name, If we could use the same format for folder names or sub folders this would be excellent....
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mbl
Newcomer
DJ wrote:
mbl wrote:
Items and folders in The Publisher Sets are actually the only place in the Organizer that accepts Autotexts.

So yes, you can get pretty much any Autotext from the Project Info as the name of your file or folder. You just need to rename the folder or the item manually. Just right click on the folder/item, select Rename Folder or Rename Items and under Custom Name write something like "<SITEADDRESS1>, <SITEADDRESS2>, <SITEADDRESS3>, <CLIENT_GIVENNAME>".

A very useful list of all these Autotet keywords is here: https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/user-guide/65541/
This works very well for individual pdfs if you use "Rename Items", however if you select "Merge to 1 pdf" it will only save the folder name, not the compiled name, If we could use the same format for folder names or sub folders this would be excellent....
If you don't have any "parent" folder that has the merge option on, then the "autotext" works for renaming the sub-folders as well and it will save the sub-folder name with autotext as the PDF's filename.

Is that what you meant?

I'm not saying that it's perfect and that it works for every occasion, but you can do quite a lot with it and if needed, you can just create multiple Publisher Sets.
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DJ Design
Newcomer
Yeah, that's what I was referring to, however I have found that if you want to have a merged file with an auto generated file name, it won't work.
If you could have the parent folder rename the child folder using:
<PROJECTNUMBER>-<CLIENTNAME>-<SourceItemName>-<CURRENTREVISIONID>
so that the Job number, Client name and Revision was automatically applied to a merged file, then our lives would be improved greatly.....
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