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Printing Certificates via FileMaker

Question asked by jbrown Expert on Jan 24, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 25, 2013 by JFWX5

Hey all,

Does any use their solution to print certificates? Do you design the certificate in FM, or do you design it in other programs and import that picture file into FileMaker?

What is the best practice? I know the best way to import is a png file, but i've found doing the whole 8.5 x 11 design in InDesign or Illustrator, and then importing into Filemaker as a pic gets really large and makes the printing slow.


DO you break your design apart and import each smaller piece into FIlemaker onto a layout?


Or do you use Filemaker as a mail-merge kind of thing, desiging the printable fields in such a way to fit the pre-printed decorated certificate?


If i did design the pieces and put them in, would it be better to put them in as elements on the layout or is it better to place them in container fields?