Stationery pane

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The stationery_16Stationery pane allows you to design and print items of stationery and easily merge in details of your guests and their seating arrangements from your PerfectTablePlan data. Each page can contain a single stationery item (e.g. an A4 invitation letter) or multiple items (e.g. 3x6 address labels).

You design a master for your stationery items in the design_16Design tab and preview it in the preview_16Preview tab.

Note You can order place cards from our website.

Top controls

Click on the stationery_open_16Open stationery button to load a stationery design. A few samples are included with PerfectTablePlan. You can also save your own designs to use later or send to other PerfectTablePlan users.

Click on the stationery_layout_16Stationery layout button to change the layout of the existing design. For example to change the page size or the number and dimensions of items on the page.

Click on the stationery_save_16Save stationery button to save the current stationery design to a file. You will be able to load this design back into this plan, or another plan, at a later date.

Select from the Item per drop-down list to create a stationery item for each guest, each group or each table.

Select from the For drop-down list to choose which guests/groups you wish to create stationery items for.

For example, if you are printing place cards, you probably want to select Item per to Guest and For to Assigned. If you are printing invitations you probably want to select Item per to Group and For to All. If you want to reprint an individual place card you probably want to select Item per to Guest and For to Selected....

Select from the Sort by drop-down list to determine the order in which stationery items are ordered. This feature should make it easier to set up place cards if you have hundreds of guests. It is only available for Item per=Guest .

Click on the mac_reveal button to show additional options.

Select from the Fold drop-down list to a horizontal or vertical fold. This can be useful for designing and printing tent fold cards. Folds are displayed in printouts.

Set the Border thickness greater than 0 to add a border to each stationery item.

Click on the Border colour button to change the colour of the border around each item. This has no effect if the Border thickness is 0.

Click on the Background colour button to change the background colour of each item.

Design tab

To add text to your design:

1.Click on the add_text_16Insert text button.
2.Click on the area of the design you wish to add the text.
3.Type in the text you wish to add.
4.Add substitution fields by selecting from the Insert substitution text drop-down list.

Advanced and Professional edition only

To add images to your design:

1.Click on the image_16Insert image button.
2.Click on the area of the design you wish to add the image.
3.Click on the Browse... button to select the image.
4.Change the dimensions to the appropriate size.

Click on the align_horizontal_16Horizontal centre or align_vertical_16Vertical centre buttons to horizontally/vertically centre the currently selected text.

Click on the rotate_16Rotate button to rotate the selected text 90 degrees.

Click on the move_to_back_16Move to Back button to move the selected text behind any other text.

To delete text click select the text and click the delete_16Delete button.

Change the value of Guides to the number of guidelines you wish to add to the design. These can be useful for aligning text neatly. They are not shown in printouts.

Click on the Font button to change the font of the selected text. Alternatively you can use the Font size spin box or the text_italic_16Italic, text_bold_16Bold and text_underline_16Underline buttons.

Click on the Colour button to change the colour of the selected text.

Click on the align_left_16Left align, align_centre_16Centre align or align_right_16Right align buttons to change the alignment of the selected text.

Drag the splitter a the top of the text edit box to increase or decrease the size of the text edit area.

Preview tab

Select Display to show either a full page of items or a single item (e.g. 3x6 address labels or a single address label) and the number of the page/item to display.

Set Start position to position on the page where you wish the first item to be printed.

Check cut marks if you would like cut marks to be printed on the page. This can be useful if you are using a guillotine to cut the page.

Substitution text

If you use the following text in your design it will be substituted by the appropriate data from your plan.

In alphabetical order:

Substitution text

Substituted by

Example

Available for 'Item per'

{event_date}

event date from info_16Information window

31/1/2007

Guest, group or Table

{event_name}

event name from info_16Information window

Gala dinner

Guest, group or Table

{event_notes}

event notes from info_16Information window

 

Guest, group or Table

{event_venue}

event venue from info_16Information window

The Crown hotel

Guest, group or Table

{group_address}

the address of the group

1 The Street

The Town

Nowhereshire

NW1 123

England

Guest or Group

{group_address1}

line 1 of the group address

1 The Street

Guest or Group

{group_address2}

line 2 of the group address

 

Guest or Group

{group_country}

the address country

England

Guest or Group

{group_contact}

full contact details of group (address + contact numbers)

1 The Street

The Town

Nowhereshire

NW1 123

England

111-1111-1111

email@email.com

Guest or Group

{group_email}

email address

email@email.com

Guest or Group

{group_home_phone}

home phone number

111-111-1111

Guest or Group

{group_meals}

meals of group members

fish + beef

Guest or Group

{group_members_multi_line}

list of group members, one per line

Mr J Smith

Mrs K Smith

Guest or Group

{group_members}

list of group members on one line

Mr & Mrs J Smith

Guest or Group

{group_mobile}

mobile phone number

111-111-1111

Guest or Group

{group_name}

group name

Smith family

Guest or Group

{group_notes}

notes for the group

 

Guest or Group

{group_special_reqs}

special requirements of group members

wheelchair

Guest or Group

{group_state_county}

the address state/county

Nowhereshire

Guest or Group

{group_tables}

the table(s) the group is assigned to

table 1

Guest or group

{group_town_city}

the address town/city

The Town

Guest or Group

{group_work_phone}

work phone number

111-111-1111

Guest or Group

{group_zip_postcode}

the address zip/postcode

NW1 123

Guest or Group

{guest_age}

guest age

adult

Guest

{guest_display_name}

guest display name

Mr John Smith Master of Ceremonies

Guest

{guest_display_name**1}

guest display name before **

Mr John Smith**Master of Ceremonies -> Mr John Smith

Guest

{guest_display_name**1}

guest display name after **

Mr John Smith**Master of Ceremonies -> Master of Ceremonies

Guest

{guest_first_name}

guest first name

John

Guest

{guest_gender}

guest gender

male

Guest

{guest_last_name}

guest last name

Smith

Guest

{guest_meal_multi_line}

guest meal, one course per line

soup

fish

Guest

{guest_meal}

guest meal

soup,fish

Guest

{guest_notes}

notes for the guest

 

Guest

{guest_rsvp}

guest RSVP status

Accepted

Guest

{guest_seat}

seat guest assigned to

1

Guest

{guest_special_req}

guest special requirements

visually impaired

Guest

{guest_table}

table guest assigned to

Table 3

Guest

{guest_title}

guest title

Mr

Guest

{guest_vip}

guest VIP status

VIP

Guest

{table_groups_multi_line}

list of groups at table, one group per line

Smith family

Jones family

Table

{table_groups}

list of groups at table on one line

Smith family & Jones family

Table

{table_guests_multi_line}

list of guests at table, one guest per line

Mr J Smith

Mrs K Smith

Table

{table_guests}

list of guests at table on one line

Mr & Mrs J Smith

Table

{table_name}

the name of the table

Table 1

Table

{table_name**1}

table name before **

Table1**HeadTable -> Table1

Table

{table_name**2}

table name after **

Table1**HeadTable -> Head table

Table

{table_notes}

notes for the table

 

Table

Note Text will only be substituted if Item per is set to the correct value, e.g. {guest_title} will not be substituted if you are display Item per to Table.

Exporting

You can export your stationery to a PDF file by selecting File>exp_16Export and selecting stationery to PDF file.

See also:

Print stationery tutorial

Load sample stationery

Create address labels