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Changing Properties on Mandatory Items


Posted: 16 Aug 2005 04:21 pm


Why can't I change the properties on mandatory items in My Products? I would like to tweak the pricing on Envelopes, Size 10, and cannot since the property bar is grayed out.
. . . . . Craig Hofer
Loris Printing  Joined: 05 May 2005  Posts: 79  Location: Sandusky, Ohio


I was wondering when someone would ask that question, Craig. The properties of mandatory items are non-editable because those properties serve as the baseline for pricing other products in MF. For instance, when you set hourly press rates, you use Letterheads, #10 Envelopes, and Catalog Sheets to help arrive at those rates.

There is a way around it. Rename the Size 10 Envelopes to something like "MF Envelopes," then copy the properties to make a new product called "Envelopes." Now MF Envelopes will be the product that's non-editable, but Envelopes can be changed at will.

BTW, the quick way to copy properties when making a new product is to highlight the product you want to copy from, then either press the Insert key or click the Add button. The values of the new product will default to those of the product you highlighted.
. . . . .  Hal Heindel