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Wire searches in InDesign

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Dog8Cats, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Dog8Cats

    Dog8Cats Member

    I've tried searching for this but found nothing on this board. Still, I apologize in advance if it's been treated already.

    We recently switched to InDesign for page production. Those responsible for compiling the agate haven't been able to construct a wire search that returns ONLY agate files (as opposed to text files). On our former system, text and agate files were fed to different directories. Now, they are coming over mixed together, causing our agate builders overhead when searching for agate files they need.

    Can anyone offer a clue as to what technological doo-hickey is used to identify whether a file is an agate or a text file?

    Thank you.
  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    The agate files are longer and I think come with a Z. The ones that end in .1 are one-column format. At least that's true for our data centers.
  3. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    What kind of production database system (DTI, Falcon, Saxotech, NewsEdit, etc.) are you using?
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