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Chris Lowe
by Chris Lowe 5 years ago
 

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Building Templates - How-To Guides

Link to materials used on the Building Templates Training Course

Building w3client Templates - Articles and How-To Guides

Outline

Here are links to the guides that help you to build editable web-2-print templates using InDesign and w3p. Once built, these online templates can then be used by clients to edit artwork and place print orders via their dedicated online ordering system.

Uneditable PDF templates

While templates are normally designed to be editable by clients using INDT or IDML files, you may not want any of the template to be editable.

You can set up a template to be an Uneditable PDF template, instead of the default INDT option.

This is useful for clients who re-order the same PDF often, but don't want to have to look through their previous orders to re-order. You may also want to use this if you've built a design that hasn't been ordered yet and to show the PDF in your client's template area.

Making an uneditable PDF

Head to Workgroup > Templates > Create

Choose the Uneditable PDF option

You'll see slimmed down options for Uneditable PDFs, since all you'll need to do is upload files, add tags, choose your product and customer permissions, then publish.

You can change a template from Editable INDT/IDML to an Uneditable PDF until files are uploaded. You can only upload PDFs that match your templatesize and colour type.

Uneditable PDFs online ordering

Your uneditable PDFs will show in the template folder alongside other indesign templates.

However when someone orders the template, they won't edit it, instead it will go straight into their basket with the PDF uploaded. The PDF will then show in your Workgroup > Jobs > View/Amend> Files for Productionand Workgroup > Jobs > View/Amend> Files for Production > Supplied Filesfolder. If you have auto021 enabled, the file will automatically go through filecheck after it's ordered.

 

Why can't you use my font?

About fonts and services

Font licensing

A completely different licence is required to allow the use of a font of a web based solution, compared to that of simply using a font to design on a computer and send a file to print.

Many font foundries simply do not offer a web server licence, therefore their fonts cannot be used in a live online publishing environment. Those that do, charge in the region of £500 to £1,000 per style, per font, per year.

For the font used on your artwork, we might not have a web server licence. It is likely not to be cost-effective to use your font. Here's a bit more information on fonts...

Background artwork does not need a font

Only the editable text needs a font licence. Non-editable elements like logos can be reproduced as background artwork, without needing an expensive web licence. If your font is used for text that needs to be editable in a template, then keep reading.

Pretty close match

It's quite likely that our extensive catalogue of fonts will contain one that is pretty close to the font used on your artwork.

If you can accept that font style (on the editable areas only), then you should use that font, and enjoy the benefits of w3p.

The Linotype Originals 2.0 Library (Opentype) Catalogue

Linotype's font catalogue, detailing the fonts available for use on Templates.

Templates Font List

A link to Template Cloud's full list of licensed fonts.
 
 

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