Templates can be set up for PDFs. When creating PDF documents in FYI, a Template must be selected. Refer to Creating Documents from Templates and Stationery.
This article contains the following sections:
- Create the PDF to use in FYI Templates
- Creating PDF Templates in FYI
- Making Changes to a PDF Template
Create the PDF to use in FYI Templates
FYI Templates use existing PDFs that contain all the images, text and editable fields that will be brought into a document when it is created in FYI. It is likely you already have these prepared in your practice. Either create or locate the PDF for any standard text, layout or format that you want to incorporate as Templates in FYI.
Creating PDF Templates in FYI
Templates can only be set up and maintained by an FYI Admin, or a user in a User Group that has Permissions enabled for Templates (refer to Managing User Groups). The PDF contents needs to be added as an existing PDF file. This can be done by creating the Template and selecting or dragging and dropping the existing PDF file into the Create PDF drawer or import the file by drag and drop onto the Knowledge - Templates list.
Note: When you create a new PDF template, by the default the Status is set to "Draft". If you have the "Active" view selected, the newly created Draft template will not be shown. Before creating a new template, it is recommended to change the selected view to "All" so it includes the Draft templates.
- From FYI, click the Knowledge menu option.
- Go to the Templates tab.
- Click the drop-down next to the Create template button and select PDF.
- Select any of the Template Categories as relevant for the template.
- Click Choose a file to select from Explorer the PDF file that holds the text, any images (for example, your company logo) any editable fields that will be used as the template.
Drag and drop the file.
To delete the selected file, click the X in the top right-hand corner of the file area.
- Name - When you add the PDF file, the name of the template is automatically set to the name of the file that has been added. This can be changed if needed. The Name identifies the Template internally and is the name that displays when selecting the Template when creating the PDF document. Make sure this clearly describes when the Template would be used.
- Click Create.
The drawer displays.
- The Template is initially set as "Draft"
In the Filing section change the Status if needed and optionally add the AutoFile Defaults.
Or, Import a PDF file(s) using drag and drop.
- Drag and drop one PDF file onto the Knowledge - Templates view
- The Import drawer displays the file and sets the Name or the Template to the PDF filename. Select the categories and change the name, if required.
- Click Create and change any Filing or AutoFile Defaults.
Or, drag and drop more than one PDF file
- Drag and drop multiple PDF files onto the Knowledge - Templates view
A template for each is created
- Edit each template in turn to select the categories, change the name if required, and change any Filing or AutoFile Defaults settings.
Making Changes to a PDF Template
You can make changes to the Template Filing details or to the AutoFile Defaults at any time. You can also upload a different PDF file if needed.
- Select the Template in the Knowledge - Templates list to display the drawer.
- Expand the Filing or AutoFile Defaults section and make any changes. In the Upload section, you can select a different PDF file to add the contents to the template.
Changes to the Filing, AutoFile Defaults or content are recorded in the Activity
When the contents of a template are changed, this updates the current version. You can see a record of the versions in the Versions section in the drawer of the Template. If you have selected a previous version of the document, you can select Set as Current, Read or Delete (to delete the selected version). Refer to Version History and Creating a New Document Version.