There may be times you will want your users to be able to quickly choose a background image and/or background color.
The Background Files area allows you to quickly setup many images and colors for your users to choose from to
customize their template.
Note: This feature is only available in Interactive Designer templates.
If you would like an image file to be selected on your template as a new background, then you will need to upload it
to the Background File section of the assets area or Image Library. Image files can be any of these file formats:
PDF, PNG, JPG, TIF, GIF, BMP, JPG, AI, SVG, WMF. EPS and PSD files are supported in a limited
fashion. Most EPS files and some PSD files will work. However, it's best to test the file individually to determine
if it will work or not.) For PDF files, only the first page will be used. (If you choose to upload PDF files, please
make sure to flatten them first to remove transparency. Instructions on how to flatten a PDF file can be found
here:Building the master PDF.)
To upload a background image file for a template, expand the Background Files area in the template's Assets tab.
Click "+ Upload Background Files" and then choose one or more files, or drag and drop files from your
After you've uploaded one or more background files, place a checkmark next to each image that you would like to
enable for use in this template. You can enable both images uploaded in this area and image files uploaded in
eDocBuilder's Library tab. Use the "Check All" and "Uncheck All" buttons to easily select or
deselect all images. To delete image files that you have uploaded to this template, place a checkmark next to it and
click "Delete Selected Files." When you are done making any changes to the Background Files area, click
"Save Background Files Options."
You may decide to give the options of changing a solid color as the background of your template. You have a choice to
either use a color palette you create, a CMYK color selector, or RGB color selector. To assign a color palette you
create, you must first setup the color palette (see Ch. 024 Color Palettes for more
details on setting up color palettes) Select the color palette you want available for this template from the
drop-down menu and make sure to check off "Allow solid color as background, using this palette." If you
want to allow your customer to select a color from a color selection area in CMYK and/or RGB space to select the
appropriate boxes within the Background Options area in this section.
This control allows you to select what page or all pages of the document the background selection is available for.
The control defaults to "All pages". Select either the page you want or "All pages" from the
drop-down menu. Then click "Set page options". If you are setting up individual pages you continue to set
the page background selection, then the page and then click "Set page options".
Once you have made all selections for the Background Files section be sure to click "Save Background Files
Using the Background Files in the template
The top field on the template customization page will be "Background Options" Expanding this will show any
background image or the color palette you have selected. You may also click the background icon at the top of the
template at any time to open the "Background Options" area. Once in the Background Images area simply
click the image and/or color option to switch between backgrounds.