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Click the Printer icon to open Printing Menu from any form in the application.


Use the checkboxes in the Category Selection list to set which of your product category will be included in the PDF.

Click the Print Selected button to begin. You will be asked to name the PDF File.

If you only want to view a Preview of one category, click its name in the list and click the Print Highlighted button instead. The PDF will open in a new browser window.


NOTE: As in the example above, it is common to have Page Numbers in the Index Column set to "0" or even a negative value. Many users prefer their page numbering to begin with the first product pages, not the Cover or Introductory pages.

Index and Page Numbers may not be accurate until the entire catalog has been printed for the first time, using the Rebuild Page Index option. Before that, the Index Number indicates only the printing order.

Change the Printing Order by dragging-and-dropping the rows to a new position. Click the Renumber Index button on the Navigation Bar to update the Index Numbers.

When you click the Print Selected button, you will be prompted to enter a name for the PDF file, and the document will be queued for printing. Open the Files tab to view a list of all your documents.

Typical catalogs are produced at a rate of about 10 pages per second, depending on configuration.
Click Update button to see if your catalog has finished printing.

Click View PDF to open the completed file, or click Download to get a download link.

Click the Publish button to host your PDF Catalog on CleverCat's servers. The URL for this hosted catalog can be set on the Configuration page.


Printing Options

Page Numbering

AutoNumber: Use this option to create consecutive Page Numbers throughout your document regardless of the Index Number. Page Numbers will start at the value you enter in the Starting From: box.

Choose Number Using Index Numbers if you want to set the Starting Page number for each category.

For example, if you intend to use a PDF Editing Software to insert pages which cannot be created by CleverCat, you could number your categories to account for those extra pages.

The Rebuild Page Index option will update the Index Numbers and the Page Count after printing to accurately reflect the true values.



The Duplex option causes elements in the Page Header and Footer to swap sides on alternating pages.

In the below example, the elements in the Page Header--the Company Banner and the Category Label --alternate sides with alternating pages. If a Page Number and Option Text are used in the Page Footer, they will alernate sides as well.


Price Markup / Discount

Use the Price Markup / Discount feature to change your catalog's printed values. The recorded values will not be affected.

The Global option will apply to all categories. If you want each category to have a different Markup, select the Individual option to use the value recorded on the Category Editor.

Blank prevents prices from being printed at all. However, if the price is a column in a Detail Table, the empty column will still be there


To use this feature, you must set the Cell Type on your Template to be either a Number or a Price field, and then set a value here.
For example, if you enter 10 in this field, then a value recorded as 100 will print as 110.
If you enter -20, then a value recorded as 100 will print as 80.



By default, all categories begin printing at the top of a new page.

The Compact option will cause categories to print mid-page, following the end of the previous category.
However, this feature requires that all categories print using the same template--the one that is assigned to the first category in the list.


Category Label is a Global option which overrides the settings on the Category Editor. All templates which have a Category Label set as an option will print with this label.

Option Text is a Global option which overrides the settings on the Category Editor. All templates which have this option in their Page Footer will print with this text.

When image files are uploaded, a 250px thumbnail is automatically created and this image is displayed in the Preview Box on the Data Editor. Print Using Thumbnails causes the application to use the smaller thumbnails instead of the larger images, resulting in a smaller PDF which may be easier to email to customers.


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