Ch. 016b Field Setup: Format for Image Fields

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Image Field Formatting

 
 
Color Palette: Refer to the chapter on Color Palettes for how to set your palettes. In this drop down you will choose which color palette you want to use (if any) for this particular field of text. This option will insure that the customer will only be able to choose from specific colors you want them to. This is great for situations such as stamps and thread where only certain colors are available.
 
Image Alignment: Works the same as the text alignment for an image field. Images that do not fill the field will align to the selected position from the alignment drop down.  
 
Stacking Order: Specifies layering of text or image in relation to an image or other object. (This use of the word “stacking” has nothing to do with “stacking groups”, described later.) You may set your fields on different layers for many different reasons. Setting a stacking order of -1 would put the field behind the background. an example of this might be a template with a frame image with the center set as transparent. You want the customer to upload an image and have it behind that background in your master PDF. You will also use this option if you are using the Overlay Option. An overlay must be on layers 101-110 and these layers have specifically been reserved for the overlays and must not be used otherwise. Options for stacking order: 
  • -1 = below master PDF 
  • 1-100 = normal fields
  • 101-110 = overlay fields - In Interactive Designer templates, these fields cannot be edited by the user and will always appear over user-added fields.

Rotation: Applies an angle to text or image based on the value, in degrees entered into the field. With the Interactive Designer you will also be able to let the customer change this rotation if you set it up to do so in the Rules Tab.
  • 0° value =no change  
  • 90° = vertical text  
  • 180° = upside down
  • -90° or 270° = vertical reversed 
Image Border: The image border option will draw a frame around the image fields, and lets you specify the thickness and color. 
  • Thickness: Enter a thickness for the border.
  • Color: Enter a CMYK value for the border color putting a space in between the color numbers. Example for black: 0 0 0 100 (100% black). 
Image Fit Type For image fields, when you choose a User Control Type such as Standard Image Upload, Advanced Image Upload, or Image Picker Group in the Data Capture tab, eDocBuilder needs to know how to treat images that are not a perfect size for the space allowed. Your choices depend on the type of image upload you selected in the Data Capture tab
For Standard Image Upload (Form-based templates) For Interactive Designer Image Uploads, set the Image Fitting options in the "Rules" tab instead
  • Stretch: This option will stretch the image to fit the size of the field. If necessary it will distort the image but the entire area set by the form field will be filled with the image.
  • Scale: This option will scale the image so that the entire image is shown without distortion. This means that in a square field you could end up with a shorter image area if a very short and wide image is uploaded. If you add a border around the image, it will adjust to the scaled size and not keep the border around the size of the original form field. It will scale to the left, and bottom. 
  • Crop: Please note that the Crop option does not apply to the Standard Image Upload or the Image Picker Group options. If you choose the Crop option, the uploaded image will be arbitrarily Cropped from the center. The user will have no control of the cropping process. For this, use the Advanced Image Upload option instead.
For Advanced Image Upload (Form-based templates) For Interactive Designer Image Uploads, set the Image Fitting options in the "Rules" tab instead 
Note: Can only accept raster type images vector images including pdfs cannot be used.
  • Crop: This option will crop the image to fit the field size of the field. It will fit the shortest side and then crop in the middle of the image. If you would like the customer to be able to crop the area they feel will work best, you will want to choose the Advanced Image Upload option in the Data Capture tab.
  • Stretch, Scale: Please note that the Stretch and Scale options do not apply to the Advanced Image Upload option. If you choose one of those options, the Crop option will be used instead during the upload image process. For these, use the Standard Image Upload option instead.
For Image Picker Group (Form-based templates, or Interactive Designer)
  • Stretch: This option will stretch the image to fit the size of the field. If necessary it will distort the image but the entire area set by the form field will be filled with the image.
  • Scale: This option will scale the image so that the entire image is shown without distortion. This means that in a square field you could end up with a shorter image area if a very short and wide image is uploaded. If you add a border around the image, it will adjust to the scaled size and not keep the border around the size of the original form field. It will scale to the left, and bottom. 
  • Crop: Please note that the Crop option does not apply to the Standard Image Upload or the Image Picker Group options. If you choose the Crop option, the uploaded image will be arbitrarily Cropped from the center. The user will have no control of the cropping process. For this, use the Advanced Image Upload option instead.
 
Field Usage: Drop down defines four options for how the field will be viewed.
  • “Proof and Production” viewable in all outputs
  • “Proofing Only” will exclude the field from the production file.
  • “Production Only” viewable on the proof, not included on the production file.
  • “Hide Field” conceals the field from both production and proof files. Use this for fields where the user enters a value that is used elsewhere in scripting formulas.
Repeat Field: You can set this field to appear at the exact same position on subsequent pages of your template by checking this box. Your options are: Do not repeat field (on by default), On subsequent odd pages, On subsequent even, and On all subsequent pages. This option is not available in Interactive Designer templates.   See this chapter on Repeating Fields for more detail on using this feature. 
 

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