Use eCat to create beautiful PDF catalog presentations in different formats ranging from one to fifteen products per page. Personalize the catalogs with titles for specific programs or customers. Select specific pricing for the catalog, or hide pricing altogether. Organize items and page breaks as needed. Catalogs can be emailed, printed, saved, shared with file sharing services, or opened in other apps on your iPad. Your company's eCat administrator can customize PDF catalog layouts with the information you need to best serve customers.
Here are examples of some of the many types of catalogs you can create for your customers. Each took less than a minute to create!
Quick Start #
Create beautiful customized PDF catalogs in just a few steps.
- In Settings (gear), select the price level to show in the catalog, or hide prices
- Select a catalog format from the list to clear the previous catalog and start a new one
- Tap photos to select items to include in the catalog, then tap 'Done' to show the catalog preview
- Personalize the catalog with a title and sub-title
- Tap 'Edit & Reorder' button to edit and rearrange items in the catalog, if desired
- Tap 'Change Format' button to select different formats and see which work best for you
- Tap the Action icon (box with arrow) to share and/or save your catalog
Scroll down for detailed instructions and illustrations.
How To Create PDF Catalogs #
Set price level #
Start catalog #
Select format #
Select items #
Select the items to include in your catalog by tapping images in grid view or using 'Select All' while viewing the desired product selection. Hint: If your catalog contains a large number of items, save them in a stack before starting. This will make it easier if you are interrupted and must start over.
After selecting all items for your catalog, tap 'Done'. eCat will then open the Catalog Creator and display a preview image of your catalog.
Personalize the catalog #
Tap the 'Title' blanks at the top left of Catalog Creator to reveal the keyboard. Then enter a custom title and sub-title to tailor the catalog presentation to a specific program or customer. By default, the PDF file name will be the catalog title followed by the current date. To change the file name, tap the 'Advanced' button to reveal the file name blank, then specify a different file name.
Edit & reorder items #
Tap the 'Edit and Reorder Items' button to remove items from your catalog and change the display sequence. If desired, you can also add page breaks to group similar items on single pages.
Change the catalog format #
About product image quality #
When setting up catalogs, eCat automatically adjusts image quality to maintain a reasonable PDF file size and ensure reasonably fast performance. This is done based on the number of products in the catalog and the size of the images in the selected layout. Tap the 'Change Format' button to see what the limits are for the formats made available by your company. The 'Change Image Quality' button can be used to change the image quality for the currently selected format.
Sharing and saving catalogs #
When finished setting up your catalog, use the email and print buttons or or tap the Action icon to share the PDF.
Before closing the catalog, you can print or share it as many different ways as needed, usually with just one or two taps. For example, you could print a copy, save a copy to iBooks, and email a copy to a client.