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Click here for the Job Checklist

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Catalog Layout Editor

Steps 1 – 2 on the Job Checklist should be completed before using the Catalog Layout Editor

·         The Catalog Layout Editor allows you to fully customize your sale catalog presentation.

o   Change the page layout

o   Adjust text formatting

o   Add advertisements or text fillers

·         From the My Sales screen, click the Finalize Catalog tab

o   Click Choose Catalog Layout & Prepare File for Printer

·         Edit and print more than one layout style, if desired

o   For example:

§  Create a Newsprint Sale Preview to send out before the sale

§  Create a full-page catalog to provide at the sale

o   Work on one layout at a time, save to a PDF, then work on the next layout

·         NOTE: Do NOT start using the Catalog Layout Editor until your individual pages are complete.

·        Page Layout Options

o   Along the top of the Catalog Layout Editor is a drop-down list with different page layout options.

§  The options presented are based on the pedigree type you are using.

§  NOTE: When choosing layouts, all sessions MUST BE the same page size (5.5 x 8.5 OR 8.5 x 11)

o   Basic Sale Page Options

§  3 per page, 5 ½ x 8 ½

§  4 per page, Horizontal, 8 ½ x 11

§  4 per page, Vertical, 8 ½ x 11

§  6 per page, Vertical, 8 ½ x 11

§  Newsprint – Sale Preview

o   Ranch Sale Page Options

§  1 per page, 5 ½ x 8 ½

§  2 per page, 5 ½ x 8 ½

§  3 per page, Horizontal, 8 ½ x 11

§  Newsprint – Sale Preview

o   Paragraph (Shortened) Sale Page Options

§  1 per page, 5 ½ x 8 ½

§  2 per page, Vertical, 5 ½ x 8 ½

§  2 per page, Horizontal, 8 ½ x 11

§  4 per page, Vertical, 8 ½ x 11

§  Newsprint – Sale Preview

§  Newsprint – Complete

o   Paragraph (Full) Sale Page Options

§  1 per page, 5 ½ x 8 ½

§  2 per page, Vertical, 8 ½ x 11

§  2 per page, Horizontal, 8 ½ x 11

§  Newsprint – Sale Preview

o   Black Type Page Options

§  1 per page, 5 ½ x 8 ½

§  2 per page, Vertical, 8 ½ x 11

§  Newsprint – Sale Preview

o   NOTE: Each session can have a different layout.

§  Choose the session you would like to edit from the drop-down menu

§  Edit the pages

§  Save to a PDF

§  Switch to your next session

·        Saving Your Work

o   The Save button is in the top-left corner under the drop-down Options Menu

o   Save your work frequently

§  Always save before leaving the page

§  NOTE: You must click Load Existing from the Options Menu to see previously saved changes

o   If you made a mistake, or don’t like the changes you made:

§  Click the refresh button in your browser (circular arrow next to the back button in the top left corner of the browser)

§  The last saved version of the catalog will appear

§  Any saved changes cannot be undone unless you click the Start Over button (see below)

·        Text Formatting

o   ALL text can be altered

§  Click and drag your cursor over text to highlight

§  Edit with any of the functions along the top of the screen

o   NOTE: Changes made here will NOT be applied anywhere else in the Catalog Builder.

·        Options Menu

o   The Options Menu is in the top left corner of the screen and contains:

§  Save

§  Load Existing

§  Print

§  Indexes

o   Newsprint Layout Only:

§  Change Presentation Options – a pop-up will appear on your screen with the following options:

·         Hip Number – Uncheck this box to remove Hip Numbers from the pages

·         Consignor – Uncheck this box to remove the Consignor line from the pages

·         Year Color Sex – Uncheck this box to remove the year, color, sex line from the pages

·         Family Tree – Uncheck this box to remove the full family tree from the pages. A summarized version will replace the tree and include the sire, dam, and dam’s sire

·         All Photos – Uncheck this box to remove all photos from the pages

·         Add/Remove Fillers – Click these buttons to add or remove text fillers from the pages (See Advertisement or Text Filler Boxes below)

§  Include Page Headers & Footers – adds a page header/footer to all of the pages

·         To edit the border/background, click in the box

o   Border width, style, color, and background color

·         To edit the text:

o   Highlight the text

o   Use the font editing tools along the top of the screen

·         The same header/footer can be used across all pages by clicking Copy This Style To All Headers/Footers

·         Photos can be used instead of text

o   Photo requirements:

§  JPG or PNG file

§  2778 pixels wide by 144 pixels high

·         IMPORTANT NOTE: This will undo any work you have done on the Filler boxes. Please add your header and/or footer BEFORE adding page Fillers.

·        Advertisement or Text Filler Boxes (Newsprint Layout Only)

o   Add headers/footers and make all presentation adjustments from the Options Menu BEFORE adding fillers.

o   To add Filler boxes:

§  Click the Options Menu

§  Choose Change Presentation Options

§  Click Add Fillers

§  Click Done

o   To edit Filler boxes:

§  Click on the box and a pop-up will appear

§  Edit the border and background, or import an image

·         Images must be a minimum of 651 pixels wide by 816 pixels high

·         To move the image, click and drag it

·         To delete the image:

o   Click on the image

o   Click the Import Image tab

o   Click Delete Image

o   To delete a single Filler box:

§  Click the box

§  Choose Delete Filler

o   To delete all Filler boxes:

§  Click Options Menu

§  Click Change Presentation Options

§  Click Remove Fillers

·        Start Over Button

o   This button is located in the top right corner of your screen

o   This will NOT affect your pre-edited horse pages, but WILL erase all of the changes you have made in the Catalog Layout Editor and restore its original state

·         Picture Adjustments (Newsprint Only)

o   Click on a picture to open the pop-up photo editing box

o   Click and drag the photo within the frame

o   Use the buttons in the pop-up window to move or resize the picture

·        Consignor, Sire, Dam, and Horse Indexes

o   Click the Options Menu in the top left corner

§  Click any index to view them in your chosen page size

·         Click and drag your cursor over text you want to edit

o   Use the font editing tools along the top of the screen

o   NOTE: Indexes are not available for the Newsprint Layout Options.

o   NOTE: You can also find your indexes under the Actions tab on your My Sales screen

·        Sending PDF to Printer

o   Once you are satisfied with your pages, see the Going to the Printer instructions