Use the Ticket Designer
This article lists the Ticket Designer functionalities and provides the instructions for designing, duplicating, and deleting tickets.
Shortcut Keys and Tools
|Alt + T||Toggle Custom text toolbox|
|Alt + F||Toggle Field Toolbox|
|Alt + Q||Toggle QRcode Toolbox|
|Alt + B||Toggle Barcode Toolbox|
|Alt + I||Toggle Image windows|
|Alt + M||Toggle Measure Toolbox|
|Alt + G||Add / Remove Guideline|
|Alt + L||Show / Hide Layers box|
|Alt + Z||Zoom in / Zoom out|
|Alt + P||Toggle preview window|
|Alt + H||Center horizontally|
|Alt + V||Center vertically|
|Alt + C||Contain within page|
|Alt + O||Show Overflow elements|
|Alt + A||Toggle .gif window (only for mobile ticket)|
When having logged into the Ticket Designer admin you have different options. You can either:
- Create a new ticket.
- Duplicate / Delete / Design / create a mobile ticket.
Duplicating a Ticket
Duplicating an existing ticket might be the easiest available operation. Most of the time you might want to keep the existing layout but alter a couple of things, maybe some text, or an image, so duplicating is definitely the way to go. This course of action also implies that you do not have to set a completely new design manually every time.
Click Duplicate .
You will then be prompted to define the ticket parameters:
- Ticket Code Type - The code that the ticketing system will use to match the design from the actual ticket being sold.
- Language - The language for which this ticket will be used - Danish or English.
- Click Save.
If you create a new ticket design from scratch you will also have to set the actual print size of the final ticket; This can be either A4 or A5. This also defines the canvas on the ticket designer.
Deleting a ticket
If you want to delete a created ticket click .
Once clicked, you will be prompted if you want to proceed. Clicking OK will result in ticket deletion.
Designing a ticket
- Click to start designing a ticket.
If you have duplicated a ticket you will be presented by a complete copy of the duplicated ticket that you can edit as you please. If you have created an entirely new ticket you will be presented by a blank page.
- In the ticket designer you can easily add elements and move them around your page (canvas) by clicking and dragging. Together with a lot of intuitive tools you can position your items to pixel point accuracy.
The design toolbar contains all the design options.
Please refer to the shortcut keys section in the beginning of the article for a full list of shortcut keys to use within the ticket designer.
The Text tool allows you to customize the text Font Size, Font (Type), and the Font Color.
The Field tool allows you to add fields that will be dynamically replaced with the actual content when the ticket is generated (E.g. Customer name, Ticket price, visit date, etc.).
This tool also allows you to define the Font Size, Font (Type), and Font Color of the fields that are displayed on the ticket.
Using the QRCode tool you can add QR Codes on your ticket. You can chose from 4 different sizes for the QRCode: Small*, Medium, Large, and X-Large.
Using the Bar Code tool you can add and customize Bar Codes on your ticket. You can chose from 2 different sizes; Small and Medium.
The Image tool allows you to upload images from your computer to the ticket. It also allows you to reuse a picture that you have uploaded in the past for any previously designed ticket.
Upload image - When uploading an image first click Choose File to browse your computer and look for the image you want to upload. Once you select the image, click Add to start uploading. Once the image is uploaded it will be automatically displayed on the page. The allowed image formats are JPG, GIF, PNG, and Transparent PNG.
Select a previously uploaded image - If you want to reuse an image you’ve uploaded in the past (on any ticket) you can click the Browse Ticket tab and then click through the list of images. Note that there will be a small preview displayed down the list to help you make an exact choice.
If you want to know which size of image you want to add on a specific region on the ticket, a quick way to do so is by using the Measure tool. The Measure tool is a point-to-point tool which will give you the Width(W) and Height (H) of a specific region. First select the Measure tool, then click on a starting point, move your mouse to the end point, and click again.
Note that you can always hide the measuring layer by clicking the Measure tool icon from the toolbar again. When hiding the measure tool the selected region is not lost.
Guidelines are here to give you the X and Y coordinates so you can position your elements with high accuracy on the page. Together with the positioning tool in the footer you can quickly move the elements exactly to the required coordinates with pixel point accuracy.
Using the Layer tool you can move elements on top or send them to the back very easily. Note that you can only move elements within their element group. For example, you can only sort texts within text element group, etc. Images will always be displayed under Text and Text will always be displayed under Fields.
In the tool you can drag to move the layers up and down:
The Preview window will show you how the ticket will look after compiling. You can keep the window open and work on the ticket designer. Each time you make a change on the page the preview will reload.
To reload, click
Assume you started editing an existing ticket and then you realized that you are doing it all wrong. You can always reload the ticket which will bring the ticket back to it status when last published.
To publish, click .
A ticket will never go to the production mode unless you publish it. Once you are done designing a ticket, and are sure that what you see in the Preview is what you want, then the ticket is ready to be published.
For creating a mobile ticket the procedure is just like creating a printed ticket that will be generated for a .pdf-file. The only difference for the designer is that there is a tool for adding a .gif file for your ticket.