1. Getting Started
Understand the different uses of Edelweiss Designer.
Navigate the Designer homepage and find the tools you need.
Manage Designer access for other members of your organization.
2. Designing Templates
One of the initial and most important steps to using Designer is creating the templates that you’ll use for your documents. A template serves as the preset format your selected titles will be run through when you create a document.
Create title templates to determine the main design of a document.
Header & Footer Templates
Develop header/footer templates for a professional look.
Use filler templates for catalog covers, transition pages, and more.
Index & Table of Contents Templates
Build an auto-populating index/table of contents page for your document.
Take advantage of preloaded (and editable!) templates in your account.
Related Titles Templates
Include a title’s related products with text and optional jacket covers.
3. Styling Templates
Once you get the hang of building templates in Designer, you can drill further down into the details of the style and appearance of your design/content blocks and template elements.
Padding & Margins
Control the spacing among your template elements.
Control the spacing within your template elements.
Save design blocks from a template for later use.
Incorporate call-out text and images to make titles pop.
Additional Styling Tips
More styling tips and advice.
4. Building Documents
Once you've settled on a template (or templates!), you are ready to create a document. A document on Designer is created from a catalog or collection of titles run through a selected template.
Creating a Document
Create a document from within Designer or while browsing catalogs.
Further customize the content of your document's pages.
Explore options for exporting your document once finished.
Adding Filler, Index, and TOC Pages
Add additional pages to customize your document.
Setting Right/Left Pages
Set up left & right pages to make print-ready documents.
Removing Titles from Documents
Adjust the titles included in your document.
Utilizing the Sidebar View
Disconnect and rearrange the pages of a document.
5. Customizing Data
While Designer uses the title metadata you are already sending to Edelweiss, you can set up custom elements to upload information that isn't already available by default in Designer.
Custom Data Elements
Configure custom elements to add additional information to your Designer documents.