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How to Create a Custom Contact Sheet Title Template

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Administrators can define a custom contact sheet title template on a per-group basis. Only the creator or any administrator are allowed to delete existing contact sheet templates.

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  1. First, create a PDF that will be used as a template.

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  2. Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  3. Go to “Forms > Add or Edit Fields…”
  4. The window will go into Form Editing Mode:

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  5. Choose “Add New Field > Text Field.”

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  6. Drag out a text box and enter “CatalogTitle” as the name. This will become the “Title” field.

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  7. Create another text box and name it “CatalogDescription.” This will become the “Description” field.

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  8. Save the PDF. Note: these fields can be further customized in Acrobat by setting font, text size, and paragraph formatting.
  9. Open MediaBeacon and go to “Manage > System > Groups.” Custom PDF catalog title template apply at the group level.
  10. Choose a group and click the “Customize” button. Then click “Choose File” button in the “PDF Title Template” row.

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  11. Click “Update” and a preview icon will appear, indicating that a custom PDF title template has been attached.

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  12. Log out and log back in. Contact sheets in this group will now use the custom title template.

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