I have jobs that uses an Output Preset with “Add Additional Content” to place a 2D Datamatrix barcode to control a folder/insert. The barcode uses the “page.nr” and various other variables to encode the page count and page number values.
Next, I need to add a “Banner Page” to print as the first sheet of the template, and this Banner Page isn’t considered part of the mailing. It’s an informational/instructional sheet. I can get it to print once per job by adding a “record.index” field to my data map and making the Print Section for the Banner Page conditional, to only print when RecordIndex = 1.
However, the pages of the Banner Page section are included as pages of the first document, and that throws off my barcode.
What is the proper technique of adding a conditional Banner Page to a template without it being considered part of a “Document”, or to make it its own “Document”?