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Catalog PDF Generation - All Catalogs

Table of Contents

Overview
How To Do It
Adding Curriculum Pages to a Catalog PDF
Accessing Catalog PDFs

Overview

Generating a PDF of your catalog – and making it available for download for anyone who visits your page – is quick and easy with Coursedog.

How To Do It

Step 1: Navigate to Catalog > Settings > Catalogs.


Step 2 (Optional): 

  • If you wish to include pages from Curriculum – departments, programs, and/or courses –  in your PDF, click “PDF Settings” and then check the appropriate boxes.

  • As shown below, the Catalog PDF displays courses and programs as part of the department. As a result, the department page must be published for departments, programs, and courses to be included in the PDF Export.


Step 3: Select “Save”.


Step 4: Click “Generate PDF” under the actions tab of the catalog you wish to export. 



Step 5: 

  • Click “Generate”. 

  • The PDF will then be sent to your email. 


Adding Curriculum Pages to a Catalog PDF

Overview

  • When you add Curriculum pages to your catalog PDF, as indicated in Step 2 above, the order of the PDF generated is: custom pages, department pages, program pages, and course pages.

  • Courses and programs added to the PDF are restricted by the course and program filters defined within that catalog. 


Identifying Fields

When Curriculum pages are added to your catalog, the following fields are used:

Courses

  1. Title is: {subjectCode}{courseNumber} {name}

  2. Credits

    • Default view is {numberOfCredits} {description} 

    • This display can also be configured to match the online catalog view by using {minCredits <> macCredits}

Programs

  1. Title is: {name}

  2. Degree Designation: {degreeDesignation} {description}


Accessing Catalog PDFs

When you generate a PDF of a catalog, it will be accessible in three ways: 

  1. A PDF will be emailed to you as soon as it is generated.

  2. You can select “Download” at Catalog > Settings > Catalogs for a copy to download to your computer.

  3. It will be made available to users in the footer of the public catalog (unless you have opted to hide that option, as indicated here).


Add 'Download PDF Version' to Your Top Navigation Bar 


If you so choose, you can make the download pdf option more prominent by placing a link to it on the navigation bar , using the following steps:


  1. Generate PDF version of the catalog

  2. Right click on the link in the footer

  3. Copy the URL

  4. Create an External Link on your navigation bar, label it 'Download Catalog as PDF', and use the copied link as the URL


Note that any PDFs added via the process above will not automatically link to newly generated PDFs and you will need to update the link if you regenerate the PDF.



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