Using the Editor

Once you’ve clicked on a ‘Create Item’ button from a landing page, you will enter the editor. Here's an image of the editor with different sections highlighted and numbered.

using the editor image


1 - Page Tabs
The pages of the document currently being edited. Clicking a tab will load the associated page in to the editor.

2 - Image Controls
These buttons allow you to position, rotate, scale, reset and remove placed images. For the current range of products, you cannot place any of your own images so these controls will appear ghosted and will be unavailable.

3 - Page Controls
You can use these three buttons to zoom in to the page, zoom out of the page and reset the view to the default as when first loading the editor. You can either single click the + and - buttons, or click and hold the left mouse button to quickly zoom in and out.

4 - Page View
The page currently being edited. You will see any changes reflected in this view. This view will be affected by clicking the page controls. You can move the page around inside the frame by clicking and holding the left mouse button, and dragging the mouse around.

5 - Editable Fields
All available editable fields will be shown here. You will see either text fields where you can type text, or drop down menus where you can select predefined options. If there are no fields in this area then the particular page you're viewing is not editable.

When you click in to an editable text field two new controls will appear below.

using the editor image - font and size

The Font drop-down menu allows you to choose from one of four available typefaces.
The Font size slider allows you to adjust the size of the text (where applicable). This can be useful if for example, you have an address which is very long and doesn't fit the template as the default size.

6 - Photo Library
This area shows any images that you have uploaded to your account by using the 'Album Management' page in the 'My Account' section. If you have more images available than can be displayed in the area then you can click the left/right arrows to scroll your content. For the current range of products available, you cannot upload any of your own images so these controls will appear ghosted and will be unavailable.

7 - Download Preview Button
Clicking this button will download a high-res preview PDF to your computer for your to check. The PDF will be downloaded to the directory as defined in your browser. If you have not changed this then it will be your user/download directory. If your browser is set to block pop-ups then you may have to keep your eye out for any messages from your browser software asking you to allow/accept files from the site. If you don't see the file after allowing pop-ups then you may have to click the word 'here' in the Preview dialog window.

You must use this option to check the pages that you've changed to make sure everything is correct. What you see here is what will be printed (except the watermark preview text). Using a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat, zoom in to the areas of text to make sure you're happy with the spelling, positioning, line spacing and text sizes.

8 - Restart Button
This will reset the current template to the default state. Be warned, you will not be asked to confirm this action and on clicking this button you will lose all changes you have made.

9 - Add to Basket Button
Once you are happy with the product, click this to add the product to your shopping basket.

10 - Save as Project Button
Some templates can take time to set all the personalised areas. If you run out of time then you clicking this button will save you work so you can continue at a later time. This option requires you to have created a user account.