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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:00 pm 

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PrintUI is all about marrying the power of InDesign with a friendly way for end users to make their own customizations using a Flash-based web application. Templates are simply InDesign documents in which you specify which layers and frames are customizable by your end users.
After you have downloaded and installed the PrintUI extension for InDesign CS5 or later, here are the steps for creating a template from any InDesign document:
1. Review the known issues listed below to make sure that they aren’t present in your document.
2. While editing your document in InDesign, run the PrintUI management panel and click on Prepare Template. This will make a number of changes to your document to ensure compatibility with the PrintUI cloud service. The most visible change will be the creation of a background layer in your document.
3. Move the layers and objects that you want to be fixed and not editable by the end user into the background layer.
4. Lock any objects or layers that you do not want the user to be able to move or expand.
5. Preflight the document using the management panel. Correct any issues.
6. Use the management panel to upload the template to the PrintUI cloud.
7. Upload any fonts that are used by the template. You may want to also upload other styles within the font family (i.e. italic or bold) to allow the user to select them while customizing. Be sure that you have a license to use the fonts on a server and the license permits embedding them within PDFs.
8. Test your template by using your web browser to go to Be sure to download a PDF to make sure there are no embedding issues for the fonts.

Please see for comprehensive documentation including a Tips for Template Designers guide and a guide to Setting up Multi-size Templates.

Last edited by Peter Spier on Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
Update info on new PDFs for designers.

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