4.1.1 Entering Headers and Footers

The header is displayed in the upper area and the footer in the lower area of the split window. It doesn't matter whether the fields are entered in the header or the footer. Unlike the example the project and position description may also be placed in the header. 

A simple table is used to place text blocks and graphics next to each other. Frames can be made visible or invisible. If using a table, leave a blank line prior to and directly after the table (it may be necessary to reduce the top edge of the page). Please create headers and footers using VCmaster tables only. Headers from other programs copied via the clipboard tend to cause problems later.

Note on tables in headers and footers: To place text blocks and graphics next to each other, please use a simple table. The frames can be shown or hidden. If you use a table, please leave a blank line before and after the table (to do this, you may need to reduce the top edge of the page). Please design the headers and footers using the VCmaster tables only. Headers from other programs that were copied via the clipboard sometimes cause problems later.




Edit-Page-Header and-footer

4.1.2 Fields for Page Numbers, Project Data, etc.

Fields are place holders for information linked with headers and footers or the document itself. Examples are page numbers or additional information about the project. Data entered is updated automatically. As a result a header once created only needs occasional editing.

Fields are inserted using Fields – Fields with updating function. They are frequently used with headers and footers, not excluding the use within the document itself (e.g. for project data on the first page or max. numbers of pages). Some fields are commonly only used in headers or footers, e.g. page numbers.

The project data is linked to the header via fields. A prerequisite is that the data for the project is entered under File - File information (see figure). The headers and footers are automatically updated. 


Insert-Fields-Fields with Updating

4.1.3 Working with Templates

A template is called up automatically when starting VCmaster. Background images can be assigned to any template (see image on the right). Fields containing information regarding the project are updated automatically, so headers don't have to be modified separately.

When switching projects, a different template can be selected via
File-Template Manager-Select Format Template as Default Template.
This renders an entry from scratch unnecessary.


File-Template Manager

4.1.4 Frames and Background Images

Any image can be used as a background in the As background Image function. Two different background illustrations can be specified. The first one is used on the pages without headers and footers, the second on all remaining pages. See also Chapter 4.3 Headings and table of contents.

Frames can also be used as background images if the document is to be issued on standardized pages. Another field of application is design where corporate identity is of importance.

The procedure is as follows:
  1. Create or open the required background illustration with a program of your choice (e.g. CAD program, PDF document, etc.).
  2. Print the document via the t2W interface. The interface window opens.
  3. Select File - As Page Frame from the menu. Save this file under a name.
  4. Switch to VCmaster: Via File – Settings – Print Option / Hiding select Background Image 1 for pages without headers and footers and Background Image 2 for pages containing headers and footers.
  5. (This may also be done later on.)
Note: Background images contained in the document can be reselected or deactivated later at any time under File - Settings - Print Options / Hide.