Web to Print Design Template Tool: Field Logic and Scripting
The Aleyant eDocBuilder™ web to print design tool allows you to define logic to move, reformat, and suppress text and graphics as needed for forms-based templates. This is essential when creating design online templates that must adhere to your client's design standards.
The eDocBuilder web to print design software supports three methods to define this logic:
With HTML scripting you can easily combine user entered text from multiple fields, perform text reformatting, and easily indicate when text should be suppressed if your customer did not enter information for a design template field.
HTML scripting is easy to learn for those who haven't used before and easy to understand. We also provide training for those who need it.
For an example of a design online template that uses html scripting logic, see below.
We never cease to be amazed with some of the involved design rules print buyers want our customers must implement... especially in web to print business card design. eDocBuilder's vbScript is a subset of the popular vbScripting language from Microsoft.
Similar to using functions in Excel, vbScript can support text comparisons, if-then-else statements, case statements, and text parsing functions. vbScript is generally not needed, but can be extraordinarily powerful if a complex scenario arises.
Field Stacking is a more visual approach in our web to print designer to defining how fields should move or disappear, depending on what your customer enters into the template.
With Field Stacking you can create "dependencies", which link fields together and cause fields to hide when no entry is made.
You can also create "movements" which tell fields where to move if an associated field was not filled out.
See HTML Scripting in Action
The template example below uses HTML scripting in the contact block area:
The template example above also shows: