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Holub 08-04-2008 05:31 AM

PDF Catalog Generator
 
Hi guys,

We are looking for beta testers to try our new service and provide feedback.
This is PDF Catalog Generator Service for X-Cart store located at pdf.x-cart-customization.com. In return we guarantee 50% discount for 1 year subscription for all accounts created before September 1, 2008.

The most active tester will get 1 year subscription for free!

http://pdf.x-cart-customization.com/img/forum_promo.gif

Features
  • Doesn't require installation, it is online service hosted on our server
  • Easy to use, just 3 simple steps to generate your X-Cart products catalog
  • Ability to choose from predefined design templates
  • Ability to customize predefined templates specially for you
    • Title, author, copyright
    • Page margins
    • Table of Contents levels
    • Footer content
    • Image compression level
    • Ability to resize your product images
    • Ability to include product options and wholesale prices
  • Free time-unlimited demo, try before buy
  • Flexible subscription plan
Samples
We generated some samples using the dafault X-Cart installation: Download Sample PDF 1, Download Sample PDF 2

Holub 08-05-2008 06:10 AM

Re: PDF Catalog Generator Mod (beta testers required)
 
We generated example PDF for default x-cart store installation: http://x-cart-customization.com/pdf/xcc-demo.pdf (approx. 2 Mb)

Still need more volunteers :D

photo 08-05-2008 06:17 AM

Re: PDF Catalog Generator Mod (beta testers required)
 
Nice looking mod, does it work with variants?

Holub 08-05-2008 07:16 AM

Re: PDF Catalog Generator Mod (beta testers required)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by photo
Nice looking mod, does it work with variants?


Product options and variants will be added in the next version of the mod.

Asiaplay 08-06-2008 05:24 AM

Re: PDF Catalog Generator Mod (beta testers required)
 
Hi Holub,

Interesting idea (it is a good alternative to people manually making a downloadable catalogue) - looks good :)
Seems perhaps options and variants are not noted / shown for each product in pdf - it would be nice to add those as well.

Cheers - Asiaplay

Holub 08-06-2008 08:08 AM

Re: PDF Catalog Generator Mod (beta testers required)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Asiaplay
Hi Holub,

Interesting idea (it is a good alternative to people manually making a downloadable catalogue) - looks good :)
Seems perhaps options and variants are not noted / shown for each product in pdf - it would be nice to add those as well.

Cheers - Asiaplay


Thanks for feedback!

Probably we include product options and variants into the first release! 8)

homeworldz 08-06-2008 04:35 PM

Re: PDF Catalog Generator Mod (beta testers required)
 
If you want some more testers then I'll volunteer.

Holub 08-06-2008 11:56 PM

Re: PDF Catalog Generator Mod (beta testers required)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by homeworldz
If you want some more testers then I'll volunteer.


Instructions are sent. Thank you.

homeworldz 08-07-2008 03:03 AM

Re: PDF Catalog Generator Mod (beta testers required)
 
Thankyou.

I've installed the mod, very easy. Only 2 files to upload and no code to change.

Will the final version have more configerable options. At the moment the pictures are hige, some items take up one page which makes for alot of pages of someone was to print it out.
Out of stock items dont appear in the list either.
I have a catagory with one item in, which is out of stock. The catagory is still there but the item is not due to it being out of stock.
I'd want the catalogue to list all products, wether in stock or not.

Once you click create PDF, it takes a few seconds as you'd expect and you then get prompted to save or open the file.
Would it be possible to code in a place to save the file. So you can have a link in the shop front do download PDF, then when you re-generate the pdf for new stock it automatically saves to the location. Saving time in uploading the new file.

Holub 08-07-2008 03:43 AM

Re: PDF Catalog Generator Mod (beta testers required)
 
Thanks for feedback! More configurable options will be included into the first release, we just compiling the features list from your requests. Please send me the pdf file you have got.


Quote:

Originally Posted by homeworldz
Thankyou.

I've installed the mod, very easy. Only 2 files to upload and no code to change.

Will the final version have more configerable options. At the moment the pictures are hige, some items take up one page which makes for alot of pages of someone was to print it out.
Out of stock items dont appear in the list either.
I have a catagory with one item in, which is out of stock. The catagory is still there but the item is not due to it being out of stock.
I'd want the catalogue to list all products, wether in stock or not.

Once you click create PDF, it takes a few seconds as you'd expect and you then get prompted to save or open the file.
Would it be possible to code in a place to save the file. So you can have a link in the shop front do download PDF, then when you re-generate the pdf for new stock it automatically saves to the location. Saving time in uploading the new file.



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