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).
Picture No. 1
3 - Select any command from "Right Panel > Print" for printing of selected design (Picture No. 2).
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4 - Choose "Microsoft Print to PDF" printer in the dialog box which will appear on the screen (Picture No. 3).
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5 - Specify filename of PDF documentation in the "Save as" box which is shown by virtual PDF printer (Picture No. 4).
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6 - The PDF will be saved to file in chosen folder (Picture No. 5).
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7 - If you want to always preselect PDF printer please select menu "Options > Documentation Options > Preselect PDF Printer if Installed" (Picture No. 6).
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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)
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