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CD-ROM Composer defaults for wizards

gchampoux
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CD-ROM Composer defaults for wizards

Our publishing people still use Epic CD-ROM Composer 4.2 and have a usage question that I cannot find in the documentation or PTC's knowledgebase.


When creating a new project or defining the consumer customizations, the wizards have various default values for folders, names/title/descriptions and other settings. We find that we need to change nearly all of them to meet our requirements.


Can we change the default values so that our people do not need to type so much?
Is there an editable configuration file with the default values?
Of should we just create a template project and copy it for each new project?


P.S, We do intend to move to Digital Media Publisher (DMP) or PTC's latest equivalent.
Our publishing guys are simply comfortable with CD-ROM Composer at this time (with ArborText Editor 5.3)



Gerry Champoux
Williams International
Walled Lake, MI

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I usually get several quick replies from the exploder, but that didn't happen this time.
I'm wondering if anyone user CD-ROM Composer anymore.


Gerry Champoux
Williams International
Walled Lake, MI



In Reply to Gerry Champoux:



Our publishing people still use Epic CD-ROM Composer 4.2 and have a usage question that I cannot find in the documentation or PTC's knowledgebase.


When creating a new project or defining the consumer customizations, the wizards have various default values for folders, names/title/descriptions and other settings. We find that we need to change nearly all of them to meet our requirements.


Can we change the default values so that our people do not need to type so much?
Is there an editable configuration file with the default values?
Of should we just create a template project and copy it for each new project?


P.S, We do intend to move to Digital Media Publisher (DMP) or PTC's latest equivalent.
Our publishing guys are simply comfortable with CD-ROM Composer at this time (with ArborText Editor 5.3)


We saw it demonstrated, but by the time we closed, we had bought and
eventually deployed Digital Media Publisher.

It wouldn't surprise me if no one listening uses/used it.

On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 5:09 AM, Gerry Champoux
<->wrote:

> I usually get several quick replies from the exploder, but that didn't
> happen this time.
> I'm wondering if anyone user CD-ROM Composer anymore.
>
> Gerry Champoux
> Williams International
> Walled Lake, MI
>
>
> In Reply to Gerry Champoux:
>
> Our publishing people still use Epic CD-ROM Composer 4.2 and have a usage
> question that I cannot find in the documentation or PTC's knowledgebase.
>
> When creating a new project or defining the consumer customizations, the
> wizards have various default values for folders, names/title/descriptions
> and other settings. We find that we need to change nearly all of them to
> meet our requirements.
>
> Can we change the default values so that our people do not need to type so
> much?
> Is there an editable configuration file with the default values?
> Of should we just create a template project and copy it for each new
> project?
>
> P.S, We do intend to move to Digital Media Publisher (DMP) or PTC's latest
> equivalent.
> Our publishing guys are simply comfortable with CD-ROM Composer at this
> time (with ArborText Editor 5.3)
>
>

CD ROM Composer seemed like a good idea once upon a time, but with most documents nowadays being sent electronically, it seems sort of superfluous.

True enough. We use Digital Media Publisher, and we are deploying the
composed content via our intranet, so your point is taken. That said, we
heard lots of stories from people at the Planet PTC Live conference who
have customers who do not have electronic access at the point of use (one
mile underground in a mine, for example) or customer in locations where
even though they do have access, the initial data load might literally take
a month or more to transmit.


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