Ch. 006. Template Assets - Master PDF

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After you've entered your new template name on the previous page you are brought to the page you see below that is the Template Assets Page. This is where you will load the Master PDF you created earlier or start a new template from scratch.  Fonts and images that will be needed in the template itself will also be added here (we discuss those options in the following chapters). 

 

Uploading the Master PDF:

 To upload a new Master PDF, click the Select button to locate the PDF on your computer. Then click the "Upload Master" button.
 
Please remember that field names on the Master PDF should only contain letters a-z; with no spaces, numbers or special characters. Duplicated field names are also not allowed. If you receive an error at this point of the process, please open up your PDF and make sure your naming is correct. This is a very common mistake when first learning the eDocBuilder system
 
 

Creating a New Template from Scratch:

If you'd like to use our Field Designer to create a template from scratch, you can specify the dimensions of your document and enter how many pages will be in the document. You will need to use the Field Designer which allows you to upload image and text fields and then specify the parameters as usual. 
 
 

Downloading the Master PDF:

After a master PDF has been uploaded to a template, you can always download it from the Assets area. You will see a first-page preview of the master PDF, with a "Download" button underneath it. Simply click that button to begin downloading your current master PDF.

 
 
 
TIP: If you return to this asset area later and re-upload a new Master PDF you will need to "Commit Changes" before the new master will be recognized by eDocBuilder. To do this you need to select the link at the top/right for "Field Setup" where you will see a commit button at the top of the page. 
 
Q&A
My template displays as a blank "tempImage" on the main EdocBuilder Admin page, what's wrong?
 
Continue to the next chapter to read about loading fonts and images.