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Running MIFWash as a service

Dec 6, 2012 12:25 PM

Tags: #mifwash

Got a trailhead?

 

MIFWash is doing what it is supposed to.

 

But while it runs for 35 minutes on a book of insets, my ability to control mouse clicks and use my keyboard are inhibited. FM is minimized.

 

I want to use other programs while MIFWash is running. Because of the mouse & keyboard interference, I can't.

 

How do I get the benefit of MIFWash without the keyboard and mouse interference?  Somehow on a 4-core machine, it seems like this "ought" to be feasible.

 

Hypothetical example:  How do I  start MIFWash, or FM with MIFWash, on an identified book, so that MIFWash runs the way a service process does, without interfering with my keyboard and mouse?

 

Does a command line interface exist to enable this idea?

 

Best regards,

max

 
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    Dec 7, 2012 9:28 AM   in reply to max_drawdown

    Sounds like some bad coding in the .dll that didn't turn off the display aspect of FM properly. You might want to look at Datazone's DZbatcher utility that would allow you to open, save as mif and then re-open and re-save as binaries via the command line in a batch file.

     

    See: http://www.miramo.com/english/overview/download.html

     
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    Dec 7, 2012 12:56 PM   in reply to max_drawdown

    I wonder if Framemaker Server runs any differently, and if so, is that deliberate.

     

    Illustrator CS5, btw, on Win7-64, has a similar problem. Actions won't even run (they stall) unless AI is the top window. Makes the PC nearly useless during batch ops.

     
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    Dec 12, 2012 10:42 AM   in reply to max_drawdown

    Max,

     

    I'd check permissions and also make certain that you're running the command file with elevated/admin permissions.

     

    As an alternate, you also might want to look at the demo version of mif2go. It has a built-in mifwash utility and a command line trigger via runfm.exe to do batch operations. You only need the demo version for the mifwashing and batch operations. See: http://mif2go.com/

     
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    Dec 12, 2012 9:55 PM   in reply to max_drawdown

    Might very well be an issue between the apps. DZbatcher was written quite a while ago and Datazone haven't updated it. Probably aspects of the new OWL interface starting with FM9 are the suspects.

     
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    Dec 20, 2012 3:40 PM   in reply to max_drawdown

    Glad to hear that Datazone are still supporting DZbatcher and it helped you out in your situation.

     
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