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  • HTML2PDF User manual - Text element setup

    Posted on July 24, 2012 by ext4mage

    Text element setup

    Under the text element you setup the text that you need in your final PDF. It comes in 4 types:

    • Header – the top of each PDF page
    • Footer – the bottom of each PDF page
    • Main – the general text for the PDF, this is where all you main text should go
    • Cross sell – this is the text for the cross sell element in the pdf’s
     

    All text elements can be used in many different templates, for example can you use the same header in all types of template for all stores types. The input field for the content is a WYSIWYG editor, like the one you know from Magento CMS, and that makes the editing of the content very easy even if you do not HTML or PHP.

    You can make a page-break by using the inbuilt editor function – translated into <!—pagebreak-->

    Remember to include the product table variable, to tell the system where in you main text your product table should be inserted. And also include the cross_sell variable if you want to show cross sell element. HTML2PDF User manual - edit text element

    Field description:

    • Type – select the type of text this is, option are header, footer and main
    • Text content – the field to type in the content. See more about using variables and formatting in the sections Using variables and Using formatting
     

    Design your PDF with tables and not div or anything like that. The PDF generator works best with table layouts, so build like that to avoid problems. Also inline style with padding and spacing do not always have the wanted effect, so try to avoid using that.

    PNG images can be used but can give performance problems – use gif or jpg images instead

    Making Cross-sell text element

    You can include a list of cross-sell items into your PDF. The list of products is based upon the items in the order, so the products have to have cross-sell items for anything to show. The cross-sell element is build up in paragraphs, so each section will only be shown if there is a product there.

    For each product that you want to show, you will have to start with the tag {{cross_x_start}} (replace the x with product number) and end with the tag {{cross_x_end}}. This way the extension will only show everything in between the two tags if there is a product.

    HTML2PDF User manual - edit cross-sell element

     

    Under ext4mage->help you can see all the variables that can be used in the cross-sell element. In help you will only see the first 4 items in the cross-sell. You can set up in the template how many items should be collect for that specific template.

    HTML2PDF User manual - cross-sell help element

     
     
     

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  • HTML2PDF User manual - Table element setup

    Posted on July 24, 2012 by ext4mage

    Table element setup

    In this step you setup a product table. The first screen you will see, is a list of all the tables that exist, you are now able to edit one of them or make a new table from scratch.

    If you will make a new from an existing, open the old and change Title and click Save As

    General – element information

    Either way you choose the first screen you will see is the one below; here you setup the general stuff about the table in hand. HTML2PDF User manual - edit table general info

    Field description:

    • Table style – general style elements the use in whole table
    • Header style – style elements that will be added to the header of each column
    • Even product row style – style elements that will be used in even rows in the table
    • Odd product row style – style elements that will be used in odd rows in the table
     

    Using cellspacing and borders in you tables can conflict, so if the borders are missing cellspacing could be the sinner. In this case use cellpadding instead.

     

    The row style will be implemented on the <tr> object, so write you style with that in mind

     

    Table columns

    The next thing you want to setup in your table is the different column. There is no limit in the module of how many columns that you can have.

    On each column you have to decide how the different product type information shall be shown. The 4 types of product types can be handled like described in this table:

    Default Bundle Downloadable Virtual
    Do not show X X X
    Use default format X X
    Use custom format X X X X
     

    The screen for setting up the column is as below HTML2PDF User manual - edit table column

    Field description:

    • Custom style – general style elements for this column
    • Width – the width of the column in percent
    • Sort order – in which order this column shall be shown, from left to right
    • XX product format – how to show the product type, see the table above
    • Product format – the content of the column for the product, html code can be used.
    • Option format – if product has options this is the content for options, html code can be used
    • Bundle itemsgroup format – bundle product have groups of item, this field set how that should be shown, html code can be used
    • Bundle item format – the content to be shown with each product item in the bundle group, html code can be used.
     
     
     

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  • HTML2PDF User Manual – System options

    Posted on July 24, 2012 by ext4mage

    System options

    Set up the general options, and give information to make the help section and preview function work.

    HTML2PDF User Manual –  configuration setup options

    Field description:

    • Is module active – whether or not the HTML2PDF module shall be used, when in No, the default Magento PDF’s will be used, but the preview function will still work
    • Show on customer My Account – weather or not the PDF’s shall be visible to the customers
    • Is in development mode –to test you PDF’s, see more in Development mode section of this manual
    • License code – the code you are given from ext4mage when buying this module
    • Order id for preview – used in help and preview function of the module
    • Product in order for help – used in help screen, the specified product id must be contained in the above specified order
    • Bundle product in order for help - used in help screen, the specified product id must be contained in the above specified order
    • Creditmemo number for preview – used in help and preview function, because of Magento “feature / error” this has to be the real id and not the incremental_id. In this case the number is not 100000001 but just 1, you can see this number in the address line when you view the Creditmemo in standard Magento.
     

    System options – Sales emails

    If you want to make use of the function to attach the PDF and Terms and Conditions to the different email, you go into Sales->Sales Emails

    HTML2PDF User Manual – configuration setup options sales-email

    Field description (is available for each email type):

    • Attach HTML2PDF Order PDF to mail – should the order/invoice/shipment/creditmemo PDF be sent with the sales email
    • Attach Terms and Conditions as html/txt file  – attach the Terms and Condition to the sales email, works both with HTML and plain text
     
     
     

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  • HTML2PDF User Manual - Overview

    Posted on July 24, 2012 by ext4mage

    Overview

    HTML2PDF has different element, which can be combined to create a complete template for a PDF print. Within these elements you can use different types of variables related to the type of print and element. The way HTML2PDF is made will make reuse very simple.

    Element description

    Following main elements exist in HTML2PDF:

    Template:
    This is the head element. In your template you setup all general settings, and also the other elements that shall be combined into the final PDF.

    Text:
    Here all text elements are held, that being header, footer and main text for all types of PDF prints. The different text elements can be used in various templates, meaning that you can have a single header and footer that can be reused in all templates. All text written in this element can contain html format, read more about this in text setup section.

    Table:
    Building the product table is done in this element. It has information about the table, such as style, width, layout and so forth. Within this element you define multiple columns with information about column header text, value, style and so forth. This table can also be reused in different templates.

    Elements relationship

    The illustration below describes the internal relationship, from the template point of view:

    HTML2PDF - Overview element in a pdf

     
     
     

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  • Orders2CSV PRO User manual - Index

    Posted on July 15, 2012 by ext4mage

    Manual for Orders2CSV PRO - Magento Extension

    The orders2csvPRO module from ext4mage.com lets you export your order, invoice, shipment and creditmemo information to a CSV file with ease. You can easily make new file structures, where you though the orders2csv admin pages, can setup which fields shall be included in the CSV file. You can use many different variables in the export and it is also possible to make use of simple logic to general field value. You can setup schedules where you define which order, invoices, shipments or creditmemos shall be exported based on status or states, then send the CSV file to a defined email address.

    This document is a guide to teach you how to use the module. For installation instructions please see the installation manual.

    1. System options
    2. File structure setup
    3. Variable use in column value
    4. Schedule setup
    5. Save CSV
    6. The CSV file

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  • Orders2CSV PRO User manual - The CSV file

    Posted on July 15, 2012 by ext4mage

    Example of a CSV file

    Below is an example of a CSV file generated with the module. Here the Excel function Text to Columns has been used to import the data.

    Orders2CSV PRO magento extension - The CSV file shown in Excel

    Opening CSV file in Excel

    When you have downloaded or received the CSV file, it can be read by multiple different programs, but one of the most used is Microsoft Excel. To transform the CSV to the tables and columns in Excel you can use the inbuilt function Text to Columns, that you find under the Data tab.

    Orders2CSV PRO magento extension - Howto transform the CSV to Excel

     
     Manual Index   -          
     
     

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  • Orders2CSV PRO User manual - Save CSV

    Posted on July 15, 2012 by ext4mage

    Save orders to CSV files

    In the order grid you on the left select the orders you want to save to a CSV file, and then select Orders2CSV in the Action dropdown box and click the submit button.  Orders2CSV PRO User manual - Order grid action dropdown save CSV

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  • Orders2CSV PRO User manual - Schedule setup

    Posted on July 15, 2012 by ext4mage

    Schedule setup

    Under the schedule item you can, do the setup of all the schedules that shall be run. A schedule is when and what shall be sent by email to a receiver automatic. One order will only be sent once per schedule, so that they do not come double entries.

    Magento cron has to be setup – see more here:     how_to_setup_a_cron_job

    Grid overview

    Here you get an overview off all schedules, with information of title, which file structure is used and when it is last been run automatic. One thing to notice is on the far right, here you can do a test send. That means that a email will be sent based on the schedule, but which orders has been sent will not be logged, and the last run timestamp is not updated.

    Orders2CSV PRO magento extension - schedule grid

    Create/ Edit schedule

    In this screen you setup all information about the schedule. The parameters controllers how, what and to who the schedule file structure shall be sent.

    Orders2CSV PRO magento extension - schedule edit

    Field description:

    • Title – The title of the schedule also used as email subject
    • Is active – is the schedule active or not, will be run is active
    • Receiver email – the email which the file structure shall be sent to.
    • File structure – which file structure that shall be used to generate the csv that gets sent.
    • Order status – choose all statuses or a single status, and only orders with that status will be used in the csv file that’s get generated.
    • Run this – interval that the schedule shall be run
    • Include header – if the header (column titles) shall be included in the csv
    • Attach output as file – shall the csv be attached as file or written directly into the email text

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  • Orders2CSV PRO User manual - System options

    Posted on July 15, 2012 by ext4mage

    System options

    Set up the general options for the use of the module.

    Magento orders2csvPRO extension configuration setup

    Field description:

    • Is module active – whether or not the orders2csv module shall be used. Only when set to Yes the action will be shown in orders grid.
    • File structure  – which file structure shall be used to generate the CSV file in Order, Invoice, Shipment and Credit memo grid
    • License code – the code you are given from ext4mage when buying this module
    • Order id for preview – used in help function of the module
    • Product in order for help – used in help screen, the specified product id must be contained in the above specified order
    • Bundle product in order for help - used in help screen, the specified product id must be contained in the above specified order
    • Invoice number for preview – used in help function of the module
    • Product in invoice for help – used in help screen, the specified product id must be contained in the above specified invoice

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  • Orders2CSV PRO User manual - File structure setup

    Posted on July 15, 2012 by ext4mage

    File structure setup

    Orders2CSV PRO magento extension - menu item

    Here you setup al information need the generate a CSV file from your orders. You find it under ext4mage in the navigations bar at the top of the page.

    Grid overview

    The first screen you will see is the grid overview, here all file structures are listed. By clicking on either the row or the edit link on the right side, you will get to the edit page of that element. You can also create a new by clicking on the Create new file structure button.

    Orders2CSV PRO magento extension - file structure grid

    General – element information

    Either way you choose the first screen you will see is the one below, here you setup the general stuff about the file structure that is selected.

    Magento orders2csvPRO extension file structure general

    Field description:

    • Title – The title of the file, will also be used as filename on generation
    • Status – The status of this element, only enabled will show up in configuration
    • Type – Define the type of the file structure, values are Order, Invoice, Shipment and Creditmemo
    • Delimiter -  This is the delimiter to be used in the generated CSV file
    • Enclosure – Set the character to be used to enclose value in the CSV file

    File columns

    The next thing you want to setup in your file structure, is the different column. There is no limit in the module of how many columns that you can have.

    Magento orders2csvPRO extension file structure column

    Field description:

    • Title – The title of the column, also to be used in the head row of the CSV file
    • Value – Put in the variable that shall be in the column, you can see all variable available in the help section of the extension – see more about how to use variables into the sections Variable use in column value, Formatting variables and Coding inline in value field.
    • Sort order – In which order this column shall be shown, from left to right

    The CSV file is buildup in the following way, that if it contains item, option or bundle variables it generates extra row for each of these, each of these repeating  the order information. Let me try to explain it with an example.

    You want to export 1 order, with 2 items in. One item has 2 options and the other is a bundle with 3 elements, then the column value will determent how many rows it generated like this:

    Contains values Order rows Item row Option/Bundle rows Total rows
    Only order value 1 1
    Order and item values 1 2 3
    Order, item, options 1 2 2 5
    Order, item, bundle 1 2 3 6
    Order, item, option, bundle 1 2

    5

    8

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