PDF

The PDF column of the Templates screen relates to templates that use bespoke headers and footers
instead of the Formworks default footers. The circular, tick icon is used to check whether a
bespoke PDF is present. This default setting can be seen against the third entry in the table.

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If no PDF is present, the single upload icon is displayed, as per row 1, and can be used to upload a
PDF containing your required footer. If a bespoke PDF is already linked to the template, three option buttons display, as per row 2. You can use these buttons to upload a new PDF, download the existing PDF, or delete the currently applied PDF.

For bespoke PDF’s the area occupied by either the header or footer must be defined by a digital
‘field’ which can be accomplished using either Adobe Professional or a similar application, such as
PDFill PDF Editor. The height of the field determines the depth of the header or footer. The other
dimensions of the field are irrelevant. These fields must be named #Header and #Footer
respectively.

In the below example the #Header is at the top of the PDF and extends to just below the dark grey
line. The #TemplateName and #PageTitle fields are within the height of the #Header field.

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Common Header / Footer Options
Set elements to Hidden in PDFill that contain these instructions, if their values change per page, for
example, page number or page title, and set to visible if values are the same across all pages, for
example, template name and form id. Other properties can be set such as the font, text colour and
font size.

● #Header (set Visibility property to hidden)
● #Footer (set Visibility property to hidden)
● #Page (set Visibility property to hidden)
● #PageOf (will show Page # of #) (hidden)
● #formID (visible)
● #TemplateName (visible)
● #PageTitle (hidden)

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