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Home > Advanced Functions > Page Templates > Customizing the PDF Template

Customizing the PDF Template

The look and feel of the PDF manual can be customized by editing the PDF Manual template. Follow the instructions below to edit the PDF template.

1. Open the Help System 

2. If you are not already logged in, log in as an administrator with 'publish' permissions.

3. Click the 'Publish PDF Manual' button.

4. The Publish form will be displayed.

5. Click the 'Edit PDF Template' link to open the PDF manual template.

6. Edit pages as needed. Click 'Save' to save changes. Close the PDF template after saving.

Default PDF Pages

Page Description
PDF Cover Page When printed, this is the outer cover page of the manual.
PDF Blank Page 1 This blank page is included after the cover page so that the title page always appears on the right side when the reader opens the manual.
PDF Title Page The title page normally introduces your product or service. You might include the author's name, company name, company logo, copyright information, etc.
PDF Blank Page 2 This blank page is included after the title page so that the Table of contents always appears on the right side when the reader opens the manual.
PDF Table of Contents

The table of contents lists the pages included in the manual along with page numbers.

PDF Chapter Title Page This page is displayed before each chapter.
PDF Headers and Footers Determines what will be displayed at the top and bottom of the page. Normally the page number, chapter name and the title of the help system.
PDF Index Displays the keyword list for the help system. Readers can click a keyword to jump to the associated page.
PDF Back Cover The back cover usually just displays the product name or logo, with a tag line. You could also include something like "Printed in Canada"

See also
Customizing a Page Template
Creating a Page Template
HelpConsole 2008 - Enterprise Edition

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