Adobe® Output Designer software is a WYSIWYG design tool that allows you to create electronic document templates for use with the Adobe Central Output Server family of products. Using Output Designer, you can create electronic documents that exactly replicate existing paper documents ??? even the most complex ??? quickly and easily.
Output Designer is a full program. As such, the document template takes shape on the screen as it is drawn. All the features, such as text, fields, lines, boxes, and logos and their attributes, such as fonts and shading, appear onscreen as they will when printed. User-defined grids enable the precise placement of graphics and text. Output Designer allows you to preview the presentation of your data to ensure it is properly merged within the document template.
Output Designer supports dynamic subforms, allowing the look and feel of the document to be dynamically controlled by the data. As a result, you can incorporate personalized messaging into customer documents to upsell additional products and services ??? all for a fraction of the printing and mailing costs typically associated with targeted marketing programs.
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Electronic document templates produced using Output Designer are for multiplatform use, providing optimal flexibility in deploying your documents. Also, the Output Designer process produces printer macros that are used to significantly improve printing throughput. A single document design can be used with multiple printer types (for example, Adobe PostScript??, PCL5, PCL-XL, Adobe PDF, etc.), and in each case, printer language-specific macros are generated for optimum productivity.
With the easy-to-use interface of Output Designer, formatting attributes on the document template are set using pop-up windows and drawing toolbars. They are easily moved, changed, added, or deleted using a mouse. No programming is required to make formatting or layout changes.
Page sizes, font types, line spacing, justification, shading, logos, and bar codes are all specified within the template itself, which is independent of the application sending the data. Because formatting is stored in the template created by Output Designer and not in the application, only the data is transmitted across the network. The background graphics and text are transmitted to the printer only once. Because no graphics are being transmitted, this results in a significant reduction in network traffic and an increase in printer speed.