Object data manager

09/10/2008

Here is an additional way of making text fields for user input through the Object Manager, If this does not work in your template try using the  Object Data Manager.

Example

Web-to-print text on path/

In some situations (Ex. After a text is fited on a path or wrapped inside a shape) the text object cannot be renamed through the Object Manager.

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Web-to-print select the text/

To turn that text into a variable input field, first you need to select it by clicking on it with the Text Tool (F8).

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Web-to-print Object Data Manager/

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Open the Object Data Manager (Window/Dockers/Object Data Manager) and change the value in the field Name.

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Web-to-print renamed text/

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Open the Object Manager docker (Window/Dockers/ObjectManager) and check if the text object is indeed renamed.

Web-to-print software processing

The  content of the text frame will be replaced with the user input. The formatting (alignment, colors, fonts, etc.) will remain the same as you set it in the web-to-print template file.

The text frame will be removed from the document if the user enters nothing into the field.

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