PDF documents can be useful for highlighting additional details that users can print or download for future use. PDF documents and the details within can provide credibility and other value to your readership.
How to create a PDF asset
To create a new PDF asset, within BLOX Assets select +New at the top of the Search Results panel and then select More...PDF. This will populate the PDF (new) panel where the required information can be completed to build the asset.
PDF asset requirements
PDF assets support a wealth of options, but only require the following:
- Asset title
- .PDF file
- Section tag
Building the asset
Title: Add a meaningful collection title.
Byline: A Byline may be included. This will appear either alongside the Author or by hovering over the Author, depending on the presentation style.
Authors: Use the dropdown menu to attribute a photographer to the collection. The menu will include registered Admin/Normal BLOX users.
Preview: Add an image to represent the PDF within content blocks and search results by selecting +Change and then adding an image from local drive or Dropbox account.
File: Use the Select file menu to locate the file from local drive or Dropbox account.
Description: A caption can be included that will appear beneath the PDF.
Start Date/time: Use the date/time tools to specify when the PDF should be available to readers.
Display Priority: The default value is null, or 0. Enter a value here to signify higher importance for the day it's published.
Tags: Within the Sections panel, select +Add and then select the URL the asset should belong to then then choose Save to build the PDF asset.