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Configuration Setting With Vevo! CatalogMaker

 
User can set the program configuration settings to suit its business practices, norms, rules and needs. This helps in integrating your presentation practices to Catalog presentations, to generate quick results as well.

In the event, user does not set the configuration, program will work with default settings. Configuration Setting Window  can be accessed by user in secured mode only.

To configure business information setting, Click- Menu - Utilities - Configuration Settings to open Configuration  Window.

Using configuration window, user can:

  • Configure Catalog Contents and captions to suit business needs :- User can define custom fields for product contents to suit its industry practices.

    To configure catalog contents, firstly user will be required to define custom fields from the catalog contents pane in configuration window.

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    • Click catalog content pane in configuration window
    • define / edit custom fields (for example- for textile products- the user defined field titles can be - fabric specs, colors etc)

    To configure customized captions for product contents titles/headers, click on catalog content pane of configuration window. Upon clicking, it will open content configuration (advanced) window, wherein user can define product contents captions /titles in the user defined terms in line with business practices.

    These setting will be used for viewing product contents within the application, as well for Catalog distributable presentations.

     

  • Graphic Settings: User can set the rules for product graphic file handling. Using this settings, user can conveniently set the rules for - (a) handling extra large jpeg files (large in terms of height/width)   (b) handling transparent gif files.
    • Click graphic setting  pane in configuration window
    • check / uncheck graphic setting rules

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    User can set the rules for graphic files:

    • Rule 1- Keep original images provided while insertion into catalog (applicable for jpeg format only)- if checked, your original graphics (irrespective of its size) will be retained by program and will be used on catalog product's full page as well, while publishing presentation (unless catalog product's full page is configured otherwise from design setting window)

    • Rule 2 - Let program resize/ optimize product graphics for better performance (set rules for jpeg format separately)- if checked, your original graphics  will be resized and optimized by program (if image is too large) and will be used on catalog product's full page as well, in presentation.

      If rule 1 and rule 2 both are checked, rule 2 will supersede rule 1 for jpeg graphic files (i.e. if jpeg files are too large, will be optimized and resized, else original jpeg files will be retained.) 
       

    • Rule 3 - Keep original images and do not resize them GIF format catalog product files - this rule is critical, if you have transparent GIF format graphic files for your catalog products. If checked, your gif format files will be retained by program and will be used on catalog product's full page as well, in presentation (unless catalog product's full page is configured otherwise from design setting window)

    • Rule 4 - let program resize/ optimize product graphics for better performance (set rules for gif format separately). if checked, your original GIF graphics  will be resized / optimized (if required) and converted into jpeg files by program  and will be used on catalog product's full page as well, in presentation.

      If rule 3 and rule 4 both are checked, rule 3 will supersede rule 4 for GIF graphic files (i.e. if GIF files are too large, will be optimized and resized and saved into jpeg graphic files, else original GIF files will be retained.) 


     

  • Default Settings: This settings are very useful for managing Catalog presentation mode  and building product content. Click Default Settings pane of configuration window:

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    • While inserting new product into application, the initial product name/title and  code/SKU can be picked up automatically by application. User can them edit the contents.
    • User can configure to allow duplicate product code / name (program will automatically rename its title and/or code).
    • Set your presentation currency (please note that, currently application  supports  currency conversion with auto updates to price data.).
    • How to change currency: Click the button - change currency. Upon clicking another window will open.



       Here user is required to fill current currency, new currency, exchange rate and conversion factor (multiplication or division); and click apply. The price update function will now update all price data of the program.
    • Set your product dimension, weight (UOM), volume parameters.
    • Configure precautionary guard for permission to change product name/code.
       
  • Auto Update Code / Name (Maintenance)



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Many a times, user may require to  rearrange product name / code or category name/code in uniform case formats. and Select the options available and click apply to process.
 

  • Presentation Settings: Catalog facilitates integration of web catalog with presentations for effective & optimized communication and online business generation.

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Using configuration setting, user can set his preferences for web links (applicable for thumbnail graphics web URL, product graphic web URL and product page web URL). User has option to:

  • rigidly apply web URL (i.e.  if respective product content does not contain web URL link data, then while creating presentation, program will skip such catalog products.)

  • preference to web URL (i.e. if respective product content does not contain web URL link data, then while creating presentation, program will use application data instead of web URL link data. and if web URL link is found, then will build presentation with web URL data)

  • user to be asked, if any of web URL link is not found, and user will have option to select either rigid option or preference option. Based upon either of selection, presentation creation process will use the rules for all such instances for current presentation building)

These above settings are applicable only when in design settings and presentation setting, user has opted for web URL link for thumbnail graphic, product graphic and/or product page.

 
 
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