In most cases, PDFs won't be generated from within CHILI Editor, but rather as part of the external workflow in Tempo. CHILI Editor does provide direct access to PDF generation, though (most often used by administrators, rather than end users). This can be done either through a Panel or a Toolbar item:
PDF export in the toolbar:
PDF export panel:
Inside the Panel, an output setting and page range can be selected. The ToolBar Item has been set up to allow end users to get a quick preview PDF. To do so, the item needs to be configured with a PDF Export Setting.
PDF Export Settings
PDF Export settings is a list of pre-defined settings for the PDF-output. To establish PDF Export Settings, navigate to the Settings panel of the BackOffice > Export Settings > PDF Export Settings.
On the left panel you see a list (or just default when you have none defined) of settings.
These settings have the names you specified. Behind each setting is a set of preferences. These preferences are grouped in collapsible parts. Selecting one on the left, show the details to the right. In the general part, you can change the name and choose the version of the PDF output engine.
From within Tempo, it is possible to generate images as output of the document.
This is done by creating Image Conversion Profile, which can be configured in the BackOffice. To establish Image Conversion Profile, navigate to the Settings panel of the BackOffice > Export Settings > Image Conversion Profile.
Image Conversion Profiles
With Image Conversion Profiles you can specify a profile by which images are to be transformed. They can be used to generate an image output of Tempo Template.
Name of the Profile.
Specified the file type that must be exported (PNG or JPG)
By choosing this option the image will not be scaled and converted at full size.
The image will be scaled to fit inside (adjust proportionally centered) the exact dimensions specified for this options NxN px. The space left unfilled with the image must be filled in with the Padding Color Specified. The result will be an image with the exact dimensions specified in the setting NxN px.
Scaling (Fit Inside)
By choosing this, the width and height of the image is reduced proportionally so that the image fits inside the given size NxN px. No padding will be added and the final size of the image will be a proportional scaling of the original.
Scaling (Fit Outside)
By choosing this, the width and height of the image is reduced proportionally so that the image fits outside the given size NxN px. No padding will be added and the final size of the image will be a proportional scaling of the original.
The image canvas that was left blank by the image scaling will be filled with the specified color or be transparent.
Transparency is only available with PNG image type, and available since version 6.6.
When “Color” is chose, or .jpg, you can pick a color for the background.
Width & Height
Width and height in pixels of the resampled image
The image will be resampled to the specified ppi.
The image will be adjusted to the quality specified in this option.
*Only when .jpg is chosen as file type
The image will be converted to the selected color profile.
Will redirect to the specified URL while processing the image.
Will redirect to the specified URL if an error occurred.