Using Variables in Text Marks

Text marks can contain static text, job variables, or a combination of both.
    Note:
  • The values for the variables are extracted from the current job data.

  • Not all variables and fields work with all documents.

  • Custom fields and data sources are not currently supported for general use.

To add variables in a text mark:

  1. On the Marks Profile screen, create a mark profile and add a text mark in the Press Paper, Pages, or Gutters tab.
    For more information, see Creating and Editing Mark Profiles.
  2. Select the text mark.
  3. In the Text Mark section, click the Variables button next to the Text field.
  4. In the Text Mark Aid dialog box, select the variables that you want to include in the text mark.
    Text Mark Aid dialog box
    These variables are available:
    Name Variable Description
    Job Name $JOBNAME The name of the job.
    Job ID $JOBID The ID of the job.
    Job Comment $JOBCOMMENT The comment specified for the job in the Description field on the Job Setup panel.
    Plate Color $COLOR The color of the separation.

    You can use this variable for pre-separated files.

    Document Name $DOCNAME The name of the current document.
    Current Date $DATE The date when the job is printed.
    Current Time $TIME The time when the job is printed.
    Files On Sheet $FILESONSHEET The names of all the files that have pages on the sheet.

    For example, if there are pages from 3 files on a given sheet, this variable prints the name of each PDF file.

    Signature Comment $COMMENT The signature comments.
    Signature Pages $SIGPAGES The pages on the front and back side of the sheet where the mark is printed.
    Signature Number $SIG The position of the current signature in the job.
    Total Signatures Number $TOTALSIGNUMBER The total number of signatures.
    Group Number $GroupNumber The current booklet number.

    You can use this variable for jobs that are imposed based on a signature profile.

    Group Sheet Number $GroupSheetNumber The number of the current sheet in the booklet.

    You can use this variable for jobs that are imposed based on a signature profile.

    Total Number of Groups $TotalGroupNumber The total number of booklets.

    You can use this variable for jobs that are imposed based on a signature profile.

    Side $SIDE The current printing side.
    Frame Number $FRAME The number of the current frame. A frame is one side of a sheet.
    Current Page Number $CURRENTPAGENUM The number of the current page.
    Total Pages Number $TOTALPAGENUM The total number of pages.
    DocFile Page Number $DOCFILEPAGENUM The current page number in the imposed document
    DocFile Total Pages Number $DOCFILETOTALPAGENUM The total number of pages in the imposed document.
    DocFile Count $DOCFILECOUNT The number of the DocFile node in the XML job.
    Booklet Signature Number $BOOKLETSIG The position of the current signature in the booklet.

    You can use this variable for jobs that are imposed based on a signature profile.

    Booklet Total Signatures Number $BOOKLETTOTALSIG The total number of signatures in the booklet.

    You can use this variable for jobs that are imposed based on a signature profile.

    Current Copies Number $VariableMarksCopyCount The current number of copies.
    You can also add static text before or after the variables.
  5. Click OK.