Aleyant eDocBuilder™ Adds Various New Features This Week

We have updated the eDocBuilder web-to-print variable data printing software with many new capabilities this week. Whether using eDocBuilder as an integration in your own print shop e-commerce solution, or as part of the Aleyant Pressero™ W2P software, you can immediately start taking advantage of these new capabilities. See below for specific details on these recent updates.

Template Filter for Forms or Interactive Designer

A new drop down filter box called ‘Template Type’ was added to the top of the main ‘Templates’ page. You can now filter to see only Forms Based, or Interactive Designer templates on their own. The default view is ‘All’. To switch from the default view, simply select either ‘Forms’ or ‘Interactive Designer’ from the drop down menu.

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Removal of Summary Tab from Field Setup

The ‘Field Setup’ area has been simplified to allow faster editing of your templates. The ‘Summary’ tab has been removed and all the information it contained has been moved to more convenient areas so that it is viewable at all times. This is how the ‘Field Setup’ area now appears:

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Field Name: Appears in the top bar of the field.

Page: Signifies the page of the master PDF the field appears on. Appears to the left of the field name, next to the sheet of paper icon.

Type: Signifies if the field is Image, Text, Nonprintable Area, or Barcode. A non-printable area is a field that is only used to convey information that will not be printed, it does not appear on the proof or production files. Any field moved into a field set as a non-printable area will also not show up on the proof or production file.  Appears to the left of page as an icon. The icons are:

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Nonprintable area: 2015-03-26_0839_001

Barcode: 2015-03-26_0841

Width and Height: The width and height of the field will now appear as ‘Size’ under  the preview thumbnail. The unit displayed is always the unit that is chosen on the ‘Define Units’ drop down in the upper right corner of eDocBuilder.

‘Check All’ and ‘Uncheck All’ Options Added to Response Set Area

Response sets now have ‘Check All’ and ‘Uncheck All’ options to select from, which is helpful for templates with a large number of fields. To include a field in a response set, the field must be selected or checked off in the response set setup. Previously, you needed to check off each field that you wanted as part of the response set individually. Now you can simply click ‘Check All’ or ‘Uncheck All’ in your response set.

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Variable Data File Uploads Now Provide ‘File Uploaded’ Confirmation

Variable data templates will now give the user a ‘File Upload’ success message after the file has been uploaded. The message will display the number of records uploaded and indicate the number of records that can be previewed.

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Keyboard Controls Added to Interactive Designer Templates to Provide Greater Precision When Customizing

Three new controls have been added to allow users to more precisely customize Interactive Designer templates:

1. Moving fields with arrow keys
If a user is allowed to move a field, this can now be done using the arrow keys on the keyboard. A single press will nudge the field slightly and holding it will keep moving the field until the key is released.

2. Lock movement in certain directions when moving a field with a mouse
If a user is allowed to move a field, they can lock the movement to only Up, Down, Left, Right and 45 degree angles. To do this, hold the shift key while dragging the field.

3. Lock rotation to 45 and 90 degrees when rotating a field with a mouse
If a user is allowed to rotate a field, they can lock the rotation to either 45 or 90 degrees by holding the shift key while rotating the field.

Set Default Text Size for User Added Text Fields on Interactive Designer Templates

If users are allowed to add a text field in an Interactive Designer template, you can now set the default font size. To do this, edit the template, then go to the ‘Template Info’ tab. From there, scroll down to the bottom section called ‘Interactive Options’. Enter in the font size under the field, ‘Default Font Size for New Text’.

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Pull Information from a Profile Field (But Do Not Allow Users to Edit)

A template can now be set up to protect a Profile Field so that a user can see content on the template but not make any edits. For example, you might want to have the user’s name appear on the template but do not want them to be able to edit it.

To set this up on your template, go to the ‘Field Setup’ area of the template and then to the field you need to edit. On the ‘Data Capture’ tab, set the ‘Profile Field Type’ to the type of data you want pulled, for example ‘Full Name’, then check ‘Protected Field’.

When a user customizes the template, their name will appear on the template, but there will will be no field on the left for them to edit, per example below.

However, the behavior has not changed for non-Profile Field types. Checking ‘Protected Field’ without selecting a ‘Profile Field Type’ will continue to make the field invisible to the user on both the template and the field list on the left. The data for that field will appear on the production file.

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Register TODAY for FREE April Webinar – Build Successful B2C Strategies into Your Web to Print Business

Our upcoming April webinar will focus on how you can build successful B2C strategies into your web to print business. Specifically, we’ll cover the following four main areas: Search Engine Optimization, Market Segmentation Approaches, Marketing and Pricing.

We will also feature current customers, John Crisp from PrintStar and Chris Glass from Doorhangers.com, who will discuss how they have achieved success with these strategies. This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 1pm CDT. Time will be allotted for a 10-minute Q&A session. Space is limited, register here today!

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Aleyant Spain to Feature Workflow and MIS Integration at Graphispag 2015

Partner integration assures seamless workflow from customer interest through final production

Valencia, Spain – March 23, 2015 –  Aleyant Spain, a subsidiary of Aleyant Systems, an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry at value-driven prices, today announced it will be exhibiting at Graphispag 2015. The show is scheduled for 24-27, March 2015 in Barcelona. Aleyant Spain will be located in Stand B-278 at the show.

“We are proud to be exhibiting at this important graphic arts show,” said Jose Salas, Managing Director of Aleyant Spain. “In preparation for the event, we have been working closely with MIS partners, including Gestion 21 (In2) and Palmart (Lluna Informática) to be able to show attendees the improved productivity they can achieve when they operate with fully integrated web-to-print and MIS solutions. We are also pleased to schedule one-on-one appointments with our experts at the show so that attendees can make the best use of their time. Simply email Alberto Baixeras at abaixeras@aleyant.com to schedule your appointment.

In the European market, the combination of the digital revolution and the economic crisis has dramatically changed consumer habits in terms of the way they interact with printed products. That has spawned a renewed interest in web-to-print solutions that make it easier for both content owners and consumers of content to access and distribute content—both printed and electronic.

“We believe attendees will be very interested in what Aleyant’s Pressero and eDocBuilder solutions have to offer as they seek to refine their web-to-print efforts,” Salas added. “We also are excited to share with attendees the benefits of Aleyant’s Automated Workflow Integrator (AWI), which is ideal for those who want a ready-to-use but highly flexible integration between the online storefronts and the production process without the expense and programming required to use XML Web Services. This enables them to quickly, easily and affordably expand integration efforts beyond the current portfolio of Aleyant partners.”

Pressero Web-to-Print
Aleyant Pressero™ is an affordable and easy-to-use cloud-based B2B or B2C online storefront solution that can quickly and easily be customized to individual client needs. This includes ‘mobile-first’ design for branded sites to ensure proper display regardless of the viewing device being used. Pressero can be enhanced with the addition of Aleyant eDocBuilder™, a web-based variable data publishing system built specifically to easily integrate into Aleyant or third-party web-to-print or MIS solutions features advanced typography control, imposition, scripting support, PDF workflows, rapid template creation, Excel merge capabilities and more.

Aleyant’s Automated Workflow Integrator™ (AWI) uses a rules-based approach to automate such processes as file renaming, unzipping zipped files, or sending files and metadata directly to a RIP for processing, eliminating multiple steps in the workflow.

Aleyant Print Job Manager™ is an entry-level cloud-based print job management solution that includes a fast means of generating market-driven pricing, job management, inventory control, planning and estimating, scheduled to be released later this year.

For more information about Aleyant offerings, please visit www.Aleyant.com or call +1.630.929.0104.

About Aleyant Systems
Founded in 2005, Aleyant Systems is an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry at value-driven prices. Their expertise lies in developing highly functional and flexible applications using the most current Web development technologies available, including workflow aimed at lights-out automation. Their flagship web-to-print software, Pressero, is a highly customizable retail and business-to-business storefront interface and has launched many of their clients into the exciting world of Internet-based print sales. Aleyant also offers their Web-based online design and variable data publishing (VDP) system, eDocBuilder, as a separate product, and it is now integrated into multiple MIS and web-to-print systems.

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Aleyant eDocBuilder™ Adds New Storage Area to More Easily Manage Storage Limits

eDocBuilder now has a new storage area you can use to manage your storage limits within your package. This area can be accessed by going to eDocBuilder admin>storage tab.

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The Storage tab on eDocBuilder allows you to view your current storage, increase or decrease how long a session is stored, view a breakdown of storage, and see what sessions have been purged. There are four tabs available under the storage tab; Summary, Admin, Templates Usage, and Purged Sessions.

For more information regarding this new
storage area, please click here to reference our latest Knowledge Base article.

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Check Out Aleyant President, Greg Salzman’s, Recent Interview with Jennifer Matt at Dscoop Regarding Integration and Mobile

Check out Aleyant President, Greg Salzman’s, recent interview with Jennifer Matt at Dscoop regarding integration and mobile. Click here to view!

 

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