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 Post subject: Advanced Concepts
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:00 pm 

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PrintUI supports templates containing multiple sizes. Each page of the document represents a different size of the same template. One common example is to support both portrait and landscape orientations of the same template. For example, page 1 might be 8½ by 11, and page 2 would be 11 by 8½. From a design perspective, you would obviously lay out the landscape version quite differently from the portrait version, but you’d use the same fonts and design elements.

In addition to multiple sizes, PrintUI also supports the notion of “size presets.” This allows you to create, for example, an 8½ by 11 template page, but also support any other size that has the same proportions such as 11 by 17, 17 by 22, 22 by 34, etc.

More comprehensive documentation of multi-size features can be found in the guide available at

PrintUI also supports a document scale factor. InDesign can have problems when font sizes get very large (generally over 720 points). You might need to use fonts which are that size for large signs, for example. As a workaround, you can design and print your document at 1/10 scale, for example, but PrintUI will display the font sizes as if they are ten times larger.

Some PrintUI customization controls can be invoked by setting “flashVar” options at the time that the web app is launched within your web page:

• allowUpload = false disables the “Upload” button. This prevents end users from upload their own images to a document.
• allowNewText = false disables the "New Text" button to prevent end users from adding new text. They are still able to edit text within a frame, though.
• showTextPalette = false prevents the text palette from showing when text is edited to prevent the user from changing text styling.
• locale = "[language_CODE]" can be set to load a localized user interface. The default locale is US English. Currently we support Hebrew (he_IL).

For example, to set the locale to Hebrew use locale = "he_IL". New locales will be added based on demand.
Note that some third-party plugins for InDesign (such as imposition plugins) can cause problems during the PrintUI preflight. To clean out a template, follow these steps:

1. Open the document in any InDesign (CS4 or later).
2. Export the document to IDML.
3. Open the IDML document in InDesign in which you’ve installed the PrintUI extension.
4. Save the file.

Last edited by Peter Spier on Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:40 am, edited 1 time in total.
Added refernce to multi-size guide

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