This feature became enabled with BLOX Total CMS for Adobe InDesign version 5.12.28 and BLOX Total CMS Appliance OS 2.9 that includes Page Tracker version 0.8

Page Tracker Configuration

With Page Tracker 0.8 installed, login with administrator privileges to your primary domain.  Choose Desktop / Editorial / Page tracker.  Click once on the Gear icon to open the Application Settings

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Sprocket

Click once on the Options accordion menu to display the Options

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Page Tracker Application Settings for NITF Export

Check the NITF Export files checkbox and enter the name of the NITF Directory to place the NITF files into.


NOTE: This directory MUST EXIST in the domain's local_data_feeds directory.


Click the Save button above these settings.

InDesign Settings Configuration

Continuing above, choose Desktop / Settings / Preferences, set the Export NITF from Pages option to True.

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Export NITF from Pages:

Save and Close the settings.

Adobe InDesign Output Preference Configuration

Locate your domain's Output Preferences XML file. This is generally found in


\\ vip \ domain_local \ tcms_indesign \ Output Preferences \


The name is controlled by the site, but it should be the only XML file in the directory.  Open the file for Editing.  Find the method that sends the Final Output to Page Tracker. There is no way to know what this is called at a site. However, you are looking for methods or menu groups with this: 


<outputType>pagetracker</outputType>


Add at least the following option:


<NITF>true</NITF>


It would be ideal if the Menu Group or Output Method also set the page's workflow process to the final process in the Pages workflow using something like this option:


<assignPageWorkflow>

  <workflow>Pages</workflow>

  <process>Final</process>

</assignPageWorkflow>


Save and Cose the XML Preferences file.  The resultant XML Blob might look like this if you check it in a browser:


<menuGroup>
  <menuGroupName>segment Testing</menuGroupName>

     <outputType>pagetracker</outputType>

     <preset>PageTracker</preset>
     <NITF>true</NITF> 
     <method>
        <menuName>Final It Please</menuName>

        <assignPageWorkflow>
        <workflow>Pages</workflow>

        <process>Final</process>
     </assignPageWorkflow>
     <includeCoordinates>true</includeCoordinates>
   </method>
</menuGroup>


Using NITF Export

See Exporting NITF via Adobe InDesign

Additional Requirements

  • Requires version 5.12.28 or newer of the BLOX Total CMS for Adobe InDesign plug-in.
  • Requires Appliance OS 2.9.0 or newer.
  • Requires that Page Tracker is enabled in BLOX Total CMS.