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September 10, 2019

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Olypme QUENUM

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What are the output settings?

Ouidah, our woocommerce custom product designer understands the value of a print ready PDF file and lets you generate up to 48 inches outputs at 300dpi outputs with entirely customizable crop and bleed marks for PDF.The output settings is a set of options that permit you to get a print ready output that respect your exigences. Then let us show you how to manage your outputs.

To manage the output options, go to WPD > Configurations > Your_configuration_name.

Then let us explain you each outputs options and how may they help you to get the best output file ever.

Output width (px) : This setting allows you to configure the output files dimensions. So if you
want to generate high definition files, just enter the file width in pixels. The height is
determined automatically using the defined width. If the output width is empty, the output will
have the canvas dimensions.
Output loop delay (milliseconds) : Time to go through each part when trying to generate the
output files especially if during the generation process, you get the message “The edition area
is empty. You can increase this setting when the output contains HD files or when the output is
HD.

Note : The canvas dimensions can be set globally in the plugin general settings (so
they will be active on every product) or they can be set per product on the product creation/edition
page.
By default, the generated output file will have the canvas dimensions. But this behavior can be
overwritten by setting the Output min width in the output settings. That way, the output will have the
width defined and the height will be determined proportionally to the canvas height.
When previewing, adding to cart or generating/downloading output, the plugin needs time to
determine the optimal parameters based on the elements used by the customer (text, images,
shapes…). Unfortunately, that time can’t be defined automatically. So you have to make sure that the
Output loop delay parameter is set accordingly and that its value equals at least the output width plus
300. If during the generation, you get the error message “The edition area is empty”, make sure you
increase the defined value by 500 until the issue is fixed.
One more thing: to be able to send the generated data to the server, you have to make sure your
server does not have limitations related to the amount of data which can be sent through a form.
PDF : Allows you to Enable/Disable the PDF output generation feature. If both PDF and SVG
outputs are enabled, then the SVG will be included in the PDF file.
SVG : Allows you to Enable/Disable the SVG output generation feature. If both PDF and SVG
outputs are enabled, then the SVG will be included in the PDF file.
Zip output folder : Allows you to get all the output files in a zip file.
Zip output name : Here you can name zip output.
CMYK conversion (Requires ImageMagick) : The CMYK color model (process color, four
color) is a subtractive color model, used in color printing, and is also used to describe the
printing process itself. Allows you to set whether or not you need the output to be CMYK valid.
CMYK profile (when CMYK mode is active) : Allows you to set your own CMYK profile to
use during the output conversion. It is disabled if the imagemagick extension is not installed
and active.
PDF Format : This setting gives you the ability to define the generated PDF format (A1, A2,
A3, A4…..and up to 140 other standard formats).
Custom PDF dimensions : allows you to set your custom PDF dimensions. These dimensions
will only be used if the PDF format is set to custom.
PDF Orientation : This setting allows you to configure the generated PDF orientation
(Landscape or Portrait).
PDF Margin Left & Right : This allows you to set the PDF margins at the “Top and Bottom”
and “Left & Right”.
Design Composition : Allows you to display or not design composition in the order.
Note : These settings can be overwritten from any product admin page to different output settings per
product.

This completes our tutorial. If you have any questions, use the comments section to ask.

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