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Overview


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#

TopicLocation
The User InterfaceGraphical User Interface
ConditionsConditions
ExpressionsExpressions
DLEX FilesDLEX
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.