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Creating PDF Documentation of Design (Pattern)

The following tutorial explains how to create PDF documentation in Embird. The PDF format (Portable Document Format) is an electronic document, which maintains its original formatting regardless of the device it is viewed on. Microsoft® Windows® 10 includes native support for creating PDF files using a virtual printer "Microsof Print to PDF". The PDF documentation is created by sending the document to this virtual printer instead of real printer.

1 - Run Embird, it will start in "Manager" mode.

2 - Select the design which you want to print to PDF (Picture No. 1).

1. Select the design

Select the design

3 - Select any command from "Right Panel > Print" for printing of selected design (Picture No. 2).

2. Select any command from "Right Panel > Print" for printing

Select any command from "Right Panel > Print" for printing

4 - Choose "Microsoft Print to PDF" printer in the dialog box which will appear on the screen (Picture No. 3).

3. Choose "Microsoft Print to PDF" printer

Choose "Microsoft Print to PDF" printer

5 - Specify filename of PDF documentation in the "Save as" box which is shown by virtual PDF printer (Picture No. 4).

4. Specify PDF file name and location

Specify PDF file name and location

6 - The PDF will be saved to file in chosen folder (Picture No. 5).

5. Check PDF file

Check PDF file

7 - If you want to always preselect PDF printer please select menu "Options > Documentation Options > Preselect PDF Printer if Installed" (Picture No. 6).

6. Preselect PDF printer if installed

Preselect PDF printer if installed

8 - If you want to create PDF documentation automatically anytime you create a new file in Embird, please select menu "Options > Settings > Automatically Print to PDF File (*.pdf)" (Picture No. 7). If ON, it will show another dialog box in which the type of documentation might be selected (Picture No. 8)

7. Automatically create PDF documentation

Automatically create PDF documentation

8. Select type of documentation

Select type of documentation

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