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#57749 - 11/10/20 12:40 PM How To Change PDF when used as the background
Bryce Offline
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I have a utility bill, data and format is provided in a PDF file, where the remit-to information is located in the bottom third of the statement. When printed, I want the remit-to to now be located in the top third of the statement so that I can insert it using existing windowed envelope stock instead of purchasing more expensive reverse flap windowed envelopes. The challenge starts when I am wanting to select address information from the bottom third and reapply it to the top third, along with the rest of the remit-to section.

I have tried a couple of options, such as overlay and underlay, Page eject. etc. Seems I am dancing around a possible solution or possibly dancing around for something that will not occur...

I do have Production and currently receive pdf version of utility bills. Those bills are formatted for my equipment and all I do is validate the addresses.

Thank you

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#57750 - 11/10/20 12:52 PM Re: How To Change PDF when used as the background [Re: Bryce]
Jean-Cédric Offline
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First of all, are we talking about simply moving 1 section to another position where the space is already free?

Or do we have to move down whatever is at top-third of statement lower to accommodate what comes from lower-third part?
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#57751 - 11/10/20 01:40 PM Re: How To Change PDF when used as the background [Re: Bryce]
Bryce Offline
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Now: Top 2/3 is what the customer keeps. Bottom 1/3 is sent with payment.

To Be: Top 1/3 is sent with payment. Bottom 2/3 is what the customer keeps.

Thank you.

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#57752 - 11/10/20 02:20 PM Re: How To Change PDF when used as the background [Re: Bryce]
Jean-Cédric Offline
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So, here's how you do it:

  • Set your data PDF as the background of your form page by right-clicking on the pdf preview of the Sample Data tab
  • Open the picture object it has created from the Document Structure tab
  • On the Manipulation tab and select Both in the Movable section (that will allow you to easily reposition your background on the canvas).
  • From the Settings tab, check the Clipped region and set you values for Left, Top, Width and Height to correspond to the part you whish to keep (currently top 2/3)
  • Click Ok
  • Right-click on your Picture object and copy/paste it on the form page (duplicate)
  • Open the copy and check the Invert clipped region
  • Click Ok

All is left to do is for you to position properly your now two backgrounds where you want it.
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