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Export to PDF Window

The Export to PDF window lets you export a storyboard project as a PDF file or share electronically.

For tasks related to this window, see About Exporting to Portable Document Format (.pdf).

Parameter Description

Destination Path

Lets you specify the name and location of the PDF file you are creating.

PDF Export Parameters

3 Panels Horizontal

This is a classic layout of a printed storyboard. It consists of three panels per page, including captions, in an horizontal arrangement.

3 Panels Vertical

This is a classic layout of a printed storyboard. It consists of three panels per page, including captions, in a vertical arrangement.

Full Page

This layout consists of one large panel per page, including captions.

Overview 2x4 Panels

This layout consists of a total of eight panels per page, organized on two rows of four, with captions in the middle.

Overview 4x3 Panels

This layout consists of a total of 12 panels per page, organized in three rows of four. No caption is included.

Typical Japanese Format

This layout consists of a total of five panels by page, aligned on the left side of the page. Captions and duration are aligned in two consecutive rows on the right side. Note that your PDF reader and system may require an additional font package in order to display the PDF file properly.

Alternate Vertical Layout

This layout consists of a total of 5 panels per page, aligned on the left side of the page. Captions are organized on the right size of each panel. This export also includes a cut and a duration column, and displays the duration of each scene at the beginning of every new one.

Overview 8x10

This layout consists of a total of 80 panels per page, organized in ten rows of four. No caption is included.

Alternate Japanese Format

This layout consists of a total of 5 panels per page, aligned on the left side of the page. This export includes vertical columns for the dialog, action, sluggin, notes, and time (duration) column which is displayed near the end of each scene (optionally). The scene name appears near the top of the first panel of a scene. The caption titles appear at the top and do not repeat at each panel. The total duration appears at the bottom of the page.

New Profile

Creates a completely new layout.

Duplicate Profile

Makes a copy of the selected layout from the list.

Edit Profile

Lets you edit the selected layout from the list.

Delete Profile

Deletes the selected layout from the list.

Document Security

Need Password Protection

Adds password protection to the PDF file.

Master Password

Lets you enter an administrator password. The owners of this password will not be bound by document security. The password must have a minimum of six characters.

User Password

Lets you enter a user password. The owners of this password are bound to the protection options you define. The password must have a minimum of six characters.

Confirm

Lets you re-enter the master and user passwords to validate them.

Printable

Gives the user permission to print the storyboard.

Edit All

Gives users the following PDF permissions:

Changing the Document
Document Assembly
Filling of Form Fields
Signing
Creation of Template Pages

Copy

Gives users the following PDF permissions:

Content Copying
Content Copying for Accessibility

Edit

Gives users the following PDF permissions:

Commenting
Filling of Form Fields
Signing

Remember Protection Settings

Keeps your settings as the default.

Export Range

All

Exports the entire storyboard.

Selected Scenes

Select this option to export a specific selection of scenes. Then, click on the Select button to open the Scenes Picker dialog box, in which you can:

  • Type the number of a sequence or of a scene in the Sequence or Scene fields in the Filter section, to only show matching sequences or matching scenes in the list.
  • Click and drag to select a range of scenes.
  • Hold the Ctrl key and click on each scene you want to add to your selection.
  • Hold the Shift key, then click on the first scene and the last scene you want to add to your selection, to select every scene between those two scenes inclusively.
  • If your project has sequences, click on a sequence to select every scene in that sequence.

Current Scene

Exports only the currently selected scene.

Current Panel

Exports only the currently selected panel.

Tracked Panels - [0 panel]

Exports panels on which tracking changes is enabled—see About Track Changes.

Open document after export

Opens the PDF file after export.