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Buyer Side Settings

Effects Tab

Please see the Buyer Side in depth section for more information on how to create powerful user interfaces for documents.

General Settings

If no Frame is selected, one can access General settings for the Buyer Side. Please read more about the general settings here

Frame Settings

If a frame is selected, the Buyer Side tab will show the Buyer Side configuration options for the frame. By default, a frame and its content are neither selectable nor changeable on Buyer Side.

Buyer Side Settings

For all frames one can enable:

Position - The Buyer can position the frame freely on the page. As long as Keep Frames inside Pages is not enabled in the general Buyer Side settings, a Buyer can also move frames outside the page or onto other pages.

Rotation - The Buyer can rotate the frame. This will show a slider to rotate the image.

Note: If Rotation is used for Groups no slider will be shown and the group frame must be rotated using the rotation icon at the frame. As rotating groups will also reposition frames one must also allow Position otherwise no rotation icon will be shown.

Delete - The Buyer can delete the frame.

Arch - Control the Angle of an Arch (Arch Warp needs to be switched on for the frame).

Depending on the existing frame features, additional options will be displayed.

Image Feature

Buyer Side Image Settings

Selecting Content will let the Buyer upload new images and/or select an template image. The Buyer can also scale and pan them and use image filters, depending on your general settings.
The Buyer Upload Image Group is a special Image Group. It is always there by default and is also the group where all of the images a customer uploads will be shown in. So if one does not enable the Buyer Upload Group, customers will not be able to upload new images.

If the Buyer should be able to additionally or exclusively select an image from a given library of images, one must select at least one Image Group containing an uploaded image.

If Mandatory is selected, the Buyer must change this image and will be informed accordingly. This is useful to dissuade customers from accidentally buying products with example images in the final product.

Placement will allow to choose a fitting mode for an uploaded image. With placement the buyer can choose between:
Buyer Side Image Settings Placement

Don’t Print if not Changed Disable output of this image unless it is changed by the buyer.

ExchangeID Define an ID for this image to keep its content when layout is changed Learn more in the Snippets Chapter

Auto Distribute this Image
Auto Distribute
Switch on the auto distribute feature for this image frame. This means two things:

Single Line Feature

Buyer Side Single Line Text

Content - Will allow the Buyer to change the text in the frame. One may also limit the number of characters allowed in this frame by setting a Max. Chars value in the Single-Line text properties tab.

If Mandatory is selected the Buyer must change this text and will be informed accordingly. This is useful to avoid customers accidentally buying products with example text in the final product.

Color - Lets Buyers select a different color for the text. The available colors are defined by the selected Color Groups.

Stroke Color - Allows Buyers to also select a color for the stroke of the text (the text must have a stroke enabled). The selection of available colors is shared with color.

Expressions - Allows Buyers to enter or change expressions (e.g. ${data.firstname}) which will get evaluated. This is needed for data driven workflows as expresions otherwise can be only entered in designer side.

Offensive - Enables the check against the defined offensive word list (either supplied in the account preferences or supplied via API).

Clear - When enabled the text content will be deleted when the buyer starts editing.

Don’t Print if not Changed Disable output of this content unless it is changed. This allows for text frames with instructions like ‘put optional text here …’ which simply disapear if not changed.

Caption Enter an optional caption for the input field for this frame.

ExchangeID This is a special setting for Layout Snippets. Here one can set an identifier for the content of this frame. Using the same identifier between diffrent Snippets allow customers to change the design but keep the content already entered. Read more in the Snippets chapter

Text on Path Feature

Buyer Side Single Line Text

Content - Will allow the Buyer to change the text in the frame. One may also limit the number of characters allowed in this frame by setting a Max. Chars value in the Text-on-path text properties tab.

If Mandatory is selected the Buyer must change this text and will be informed accordingly. This is useful to avoid customers accidentally buying products with example text in the final product.

Color - Lets Buyers select a different color for the text. The available colors are defined by the selected Color Groups.

Stroke Color - Allows Buyers to also select a color for the stroke of the text (the text must have a stroke enabled). The selection of available colors is shared with color.

Offensive - Enables the check against the defined offensive word list (either supplied in the account preferences or supplied via API).

Clear - When enabled the text content will be deleted when the buyer starts editing.

Don’t Print if not Changed Disable output of this content unless it is changed. This allows for text frames with instructions like ‘put optional text here …’ which simply disapear if not changed.

ExchangeID Define an ID for this text to keep its content when layout is changed Learn more in the Snippets Chapter

Multi Line Text Feature

Buyer Side Multi Line Text

Content - Allows the Buyer to change the text in the frame. Depending on the general edit settings for Multi Line text (s.a.) Buyers can either directly use the rich text editor on desktop browsers or edit the text form based.

Font - Lets the Buyer choose a different font for the text. Depending on the general edit settings for Multi Line text (s.a.) Buyers can control text down to the character level, paragraph level or for the complete text. The available fonts are defined by the selected Font Groups.

Color - Will allow choosing a different color for the text. Granularity works the same as for font. The available colors are defined by the selected Color Groups.

Size - Allows choosing a different font size for the text. Granularity works the same as for font and color.

Horz. Align - When selected, customers can change the horizontal alignment of paragraphs. Depending on the general edit settings for Multi Line text (s.a.) this can affect the complete text or only paragraphs.

Vert. Align - When selected, Buyers can control the vertical alignment of the text within the frame.

One can also limit the number of characters allowed in a frame by setting a Max. Chars Value in the Single Line text properties tab.

If Mandatory is selected, the Buyer must change this text and will be informed accordingly. This is useful to avoid customers accidentally buying products with example text in the final product.

Color - Allows Buyers to select a different color for the text. The available colors are defined by the selected Color Groups.

Stroke Color - Allows Buyers to also select a color for the stroke of the text (the text must have a stroke enabled). The selection of available colors is shared with color.

Expressions - Allows Buyers to enter or change expressions (e.g. ${data.firstname}) which will get evaluated. This is needed for data driven workflows as expresions otherwise can be only entered in designer side.

Clear - When enabled the text content will be deleted when the buyer starts editing.

Don’t Print if not Changed - Disable output of this content unless it is changed. This allows for text frames with instructions like ‘put optional text here …’ which simply disapear if not changed.

Upload Handwriting Image - This gives the buyer the option to exchange the text with a photographed handwritten message. Printess will also automatically apply a monochrome filter to eleminate gradients in the backgeround and provide a crisp look for the message. The buyer can adjust the contrast level for optimal visibility as well as the color for the writing. If the buyer selects ‘Back to text editing’ the taken photo will be discarded and the previous multi line text will appear again.

Multi Line Text Handwriting

Force Validation

This text feature forces text validation for frames which are not editable but contain form fields. This is to detect for example a text overflow when the user just edits the content of a form field which is used in a text box.

Multi Line Text Handwriting

Shape Feature Settings

Buyer Side Multi Line Text

Color - Allows Buyers to select a different color for the shape. The available colors are defined by the selected Color Groups.

Stroke Color - Lets Buyers to also select a color for the stroke of the shape (the shape must have a stroke enabled). The selection of available colors is shared with color.

Sub Document Feature Settings

Buyer Side Multi Line Text

Form Fields allow Buyers to click on the Sub Document frame and configure its form fields. (Not to be confused with setting Show as Form Field in the Sub Document tab, which will expose the Spread Name form field and show any other form fields of the selected spread).

Effect Feature Settings

Buyer Side Multi Line Text

Color - Allows Buyers to select a different color for the effect. This works for all effects containing a color value e.g. Dropshadow, Outerglow, Innerglow