If you’re allowing PDF downloads of your documents (You can make this happen through the Properties tab in a document build view.), make sure they’re looking as good as they can. We recommend the following practices to ensure the best-possible PDF output quality.

Page Breaks

Use the Content Editor to insert page breaks exactly where you want them to fall. (Just put your cursor where you want the break and click Insert and then Page Break.) Doing so keeps your content from running together in the PDF output and hard copy.

Web-Only or Print-Only Content

You can hide pieces of content from web or print versions. This comes in handy for hiding in web view anything that requires a recipient to write in content—or for keeping video or other content that you want only online from showing up in print versions.

PDF Background

Add design and branding elements to the PDF output of your documents by including a PDF background image. In the Theme Builder, upload an 8.5″ x 11″ png or jpg file at 150 DPI for best results. Different images can be assigned to a document’s cover page and standard pages.

Photo Files

Upload a 3 MB photo into a proposal, and all 3 MB are downloaded within the PDF. Too many big files can keep your proposals from downloading. We recommend keeping your photo files under 500 KB so that your PDF sizes stay manageable.

Designate a page to be landscape or portrait

You can designate a content page to appear as landscape by hovering over the desired page in the Table of Contents, and clicking the gear icon that appears. Once the page properties modal appears, check the box that says Landscape Mode.

Note: to use this functionality, Modern Document Size must be enabled for the account (An administrator can enable this by going to Administration > Account Settings > Checking the box next to Modern Document Size under Document Settings).

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