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Summary Templates

This is an example of a Summary template.

This template style is also based on the standard Grid style but, just like a Feature Template, a block of Grid layouts is combined into a single, larger Feature layout.

As with a Feature template, the Feature Layout can have a completely different style from the rest of the Grid layouts.

This example shows a typical usage for the Summary template. The Standard Grid Layouts are used to show the product photo and the Feature Layout shows the product data.

The Feature Layout is divided equally into a number of units matching the number of items on the page. In this example, there are eight Standard layouts so the Feature Layout is automatically divided into eight segments.

Data Setup

On the Datasheet, there are four columns which are used to indicate the Printing order, the Sub order (if the product has a table), the Page number the product appears on, and the Position in the Grid.

These columns are optional, it is not necessary to use them to setup the data properly, and they can be enabled or disabled on the Category Editor form.
However, they are useful for getting a better understanding of where each data row prints on the page.

In this example, which contains the data in the page sample above, the Position column has been highlighted to show that the first 8 rows of data are on Page 2 of the catalog. If the option to have the Feature on every page is used, then this 1 through 8 pattern will repeat through all pages. If the Feature is on the first page only, then the numbering for the second and following pages will be 1 through 12 (a 3x4 grid creates 12 Product Layouts).

Template Setup

Creating a Summary template is not much different from creating a Standard Grid template.
Begin by setting the Display option to Summary, and then select the number of columns and rows which form the underlying grid.
Next, in the Feature Product Layout section, set the size of the Feature Layout in columns and rows, and also the starting position (the upper-left corner) for the Feature Layout within the grid.

To design the actual layout for the Feature block, click the Feature Layout button. To design the Standard Layouts, click the Product Layout button as you would for any Grid template.



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