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The DynamicPDF Designer is the DynamicPDF Cloud API's graphic tool for developing PDF reports. Refer to one of the following topics or tutorials for more information.

The DynamicPDF Designer is a layout tool used to create templates to create PDF documents using the pdf and the dlex-layout endpoints. Elements are dragged, dropped, resized, and positioned in Designer to create a template as a DLEX file. The DLEX file, combined with a JSON dataset, can then be used via the DynamicPDF CloudAPI's endpoints.

Designer Topics#

The User InterfaceGraphical User Interface
ExamplesExample Tasks

Designer Tutorials#

The best way to learn the DynamicPDF Cloud API Designer is by viewing one of our many tutorials where you are guided from creating a single page to a Report with a Sub Report. Refer to any of the tutorials to learn more.

Designer Development Steps#

Designer uses a drag-and-drop method to add elements to a template. In general, you follow the following steps to create a DLEX document.

  • Create a new Page.

  • Create a new Report.

  • If applicable, add a Template to the report.

  • Add elements to the Report.

  • Adjust section heights and properties as needed.

  • Save the template as a .DLEX file.
  • Call the pdf or dlex-layout endpoint to generate the PDF report from the DLEX template.