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updating just the sidecar..

Nov 17, 2011 3:26 AM

I've just done a search for sidecar, but no results, strange...

Do I take it the only way to update the sidecar.xml for the folio is to delete the whole thing and then reload entirely?

 

I wait with baited breath :-)

 

Cheers

Alistair

 
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    Nov 17, 2011 7:25 AM   in reply to mobly

    I don;t understand what you are trying to do here Alistair. You can apply the sidecar.xml file to a folio at any time to change metadata or the article ordering. You can apply it multiple times. The documentation contains good instructions on sidecar.xml as does the forum (search for sidecar). THe biggest gotcha is that the sidecar.xml file needs to be moved outside the folio directory structure if you want to edit and apply it multiple times.

     
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    Nov 17, 2011 9:15 AM   in reply to mobly

    That's how it works. This behaviour was added a couple of releases ago and was probably easy to miss.

     
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    Jul 11, 2012 12:34 AM   in reply to Bob Bringhurst

    I jump back on this (late) one : The sidecar xml update alone seems to require to process again all the present data, images, and send again online, when it only has to change properties and the order of the pages. Shouldn't there be a way to update ONLY this meta file in the folio/different articles ? Just thinking of the process and bandwidth for a 300MB folio when a 50k xml is all that changed…

     
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    Jul 11, 2012 1:19 AM   in reply to Franck Payen

    yes this clearly is a problem in the architecture and maybe a bug (or

    needed?) but it should not download (in fact update without the possibility

    to preview while loading) the whole folio again. that's painfull,

    especially  after 5pm in Europe when the servers slow down.

     

    and of course, there is always a deadline in exactly that night

     

    (mobil gesendet)

    Am 11.07.2012 09:35 schrieb "Franck Payen" <forums@adobe.com>:

     

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    Jul 11, 2012 9:38 AM   in reply to Franck Payen

    perhaps you can explain the steps you are doing? I just went through the process of creating a folio, adding a bunch of articles, then importing a sidecar.xml file to set the metadata and order for the articles I created. It happened immediatley and it did not do any additional processing of the article content I uploaded previously. Please make sure the sidecar.xml file you are imprting is in it's own folder (not placed aloong with the previously imported content).

     

    I'm using CS5.5 on a Mac.

     
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    Jul 11, 2012 10:05 AM   in reply to mobly

    Ok, got it. And read not the right way about "own folder" ! (Shall i advocate for my brain processing the translation slower ?)

     
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    Jul 12, 2012 1:28 PM   in reply to Franck Payen

    but adding/updating the metadata with the sidecar sill forces the Adobe

    Viewer on the iPad to download the whole folio again. Or am I doing

    something wrong?

     

    —Johannes

     
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    Jul 12, 2012 1:54 PM   in reply to Johannes Eckert

    You're right, Johannes. Updating the metadata of an article using any method causes the entire article to be downloaded in the viewer during the update. That's a separate issue from putting the sidecar.xml file in its own folder to update a folio's metadata.

     
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    Jul 12, 2012 2:04 PM   in reply to Bob Bringhurst

    ok, thanks Bob.

     

    —Johannes

     
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