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Part 3 of 3:
Job Jackets and Project Files
Creating a New Job Jacket
Clicking the New Job Jacket button opens a system-standard navigation dialog box, where you can name the job-jacket XML file. This dialog box defaults to the Shared Job Jackets folder defined in Job Jackets preferences, but you can change to any location on your system.
This is the only external dialog box involved in using Advanced Settings mode. When you click Save, you return to the Job Jackets Manager.
The top-right pane in the diagram below shows all of the resource categories that can be defined for the jacket or ticket selected in the left pane. If an option doesn't apply to the selection, it will be grayed out in the list of categories (for example, layouts exist in a specific ticket or ticket template, so you can't add or edit them when a jacket is selected). The number of existing items for each resource is shown in parentheses.
The bottom-right pane shows the specific items that exist for the selected resource category. Clicking the arrow to the left of a specific item expands it so you can review and change the associated settings.
The buttons in the middle of the dialog box are used to manage specific items in the selected category or resources. You can add a new item, duplicate an existing (selected) item, or delete an existing (selected) item.
When you create a new resource item, it is named the same as the category by default. For example, a new Layout Specification is called "Layout Specification".
As always, we encourage you to use meaningful names, such as "gray newspaper full page" or "4c magazine bleed". To change the name of an item, simply click the name and type a new value.
Editing the settings for a resource item is just as simple. If it's a menu, choose something from the menu. If it's a field, type something in the field. You can even use the Tab key to move from one field to the next.
Any time you see + and – buttons to the right of a menu (for example, the Spot Color setting in a layout specification), you can add more than one value for that setting by clicking the button. When additional values exist, you can delete all but one of those items by selecting them and clicking the – button.
Importing Application Resources
As you know by now, some resources either can or must exist in the application before they can be added to a job jacket. The button in the top-right corner of the Job Jackets Manager loads the application resources, which you can select and then drag into a specific job jacket or ticket.
Warning: At first, it might seem as though you can load the application resources directly into a jacket or ticket by selecting an item in the left pane and clicking Load Application Resources. This is not the case. After you click the Load Application Resources button, you will notice that nothing is selected in the left pane. You have to manually drag the loaded resources into a jacket or ticket.
Don't try to click and drag. You have to click the resource, release the mouse button, and then click and drag.
Note: Drag-and-drop capability works for loaded application resources, as well as for copying resources from one jacket or ticket to another.
Adding Resources from Other Projects
Working in Advanced Settings mode, you can't directly import assets from an existing project as you can in Basic mode. You can, however, copy assets from one jacket or ticket to another, using the same drag-and-drop method as when you load application resources.
Note: For these methods to work, the job jacket you want to access must be shared; you can't open an embedded job jacket, and you can't import a ticket that is part of an embedded job jacket.
You have two options to accomplish the same goal:
- Click the Open Job Jacket button to open another job jacket simultaneously in the Job Jackets Manager, then drag resources from one jacket to another. (When you're done copying resources, you can close the opened jacket by clicking the Close Job Jacket button.)
- Click the Import Ticket button to import an existing ticket (from another job jacket) into the selected job jacket. You can then drag resources from that ticket into the containing job jacket or into another ticket in the same jacket. If you don't want to keep the imported ticket, you can select it in the left pane and click the Delete Ticket button.
Note: Dragging a resource into another jacket or ticket does not
delete it from its original location; rather, you are effectively
copying the resource by dragging it.
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