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We use HP’s YTD program to generate variable data print jobs. It’s a pretty nice plug in that integrates well with Adobe CS3, but I had some problems with it after installation.

I installed the YTD plugin using the administrator account (since doing so on any other account throws an error) but when the user would attempt to use the program under their own account, it would return:

YTD Imposition folder missing. Please reinstall YTD.

After reinstalling twice, I took a dive into the plugin’s folder on the disk. Lo and behold, the permissions for all the YTD folders had permissions set only for the administrator. After setting the appropriate perms, everything worked very well. I just can’t figure why a program that costs $500 wouldn’t automatically set those…

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  1. By CS3 Woes « Frontier Label Tech Blog on 04 Nov 2008 at 9:36 pm

    […] had issues getting Variable Data print jobs to be created correctly in InDesign before.  Permissions problems, files without images, and not to mention the absurd amount of time it takes for it to create the […]

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