ALO Catalogue lets you organize photos, add descriptions, compose printing formats and get printable catalogues. You can manage the catalogue from the menu by selecting Catalogue.
When selecting Models a mask to insert and modify models will appear. Through this form, you will be able to organize your images, as well as manage their credentials, such as the model, weight, dimensions, prices, etc. (See the figure) :
Data management can be managed through the navigator on the lower left.
By it's buttons you can:
Note: If you have changed the catalogue, when you close the previous form, the system will ask if you are going to continue modifying the catalogue. e
For every article, you can specify and personalize the following:
Clicking on the Magic Wand will open the form to manage the three lists :
Note: You can manage previous data by using the navigator below, which works the same way as the other navigators previously seen.
You can specify details different from the predefined ones, by specifying them in the program configuration. (see part 4 – catalogue configuration)
To look for a previously created article, go through the table by the navigator’s buttons or push , will be opened the list of models:
From the Models window:
By selecting Data Export You can export all of the catalogues into the file models-export.csv. The file will be opened with the associated default program and then you will be able to save it as a backup.
By selecting Import Data you can load the saved data from the catalogue in a .csv file(“Comma Separated Value”), by the function Export Data or from a file with the same data structure. This function is useful for importing the catalogue from one computer to another.
By using the Page Settings wizard, you can choose the disposition of your models in the printed catalogue page and the way the data will be associated with the images. You can go to this functionality by selecting Catalogue. and then on Page Setting Wizard
The procedure is made up of 4 steps. You can always modify the inserted parameters by pushing Back. You can always exit from the procedure by pushing Exit .
In the first step choose to edit an existing page or create a new one. There are some pre-coded pages that cover most cases.
To create a new page, first of all, select the type:
To eliminate a format, you have to select it from the list below, push the right key and then cancel it.
Made the choices and push Next .
In this step you have to specify the paper dimensions/orientation, the mask, the text font and which fields to print. For each of them, set the font style (bold, italic, underlined and strikeout) :
Note 1: You can add or eliminate a field clicking on it twice too.
Note 2: To perform a multiple selections of more than one field, keep Ctrl pushed down while clicking on all the desired fields.
On the right select the data position (over, under, left, and right) with respect to the picture. You can also specify the dimensions of the section with data (if you do not push Autosize there could be some cuts). You can also specify if data must be disposed on one sole row and if images must be enclosed by a black board.
If you choose Autosize, the images can be ordered according to the dimensions of the masks, by selecting the corresponding checkbox.
If you choose catalogue Columnar with summary you can insert the details to visualize in the box Metal – Title summary.
Some parameters could be deactivated according to the kind of catalogue chosen in the previous page, as for example Autosize.
Made the choices, push Next.
In these steps the wizard shows a generic preview of the page layout. Here you can adjust the columns and rows offset and the top, bottom, left and right margin. These values increase or decrease the printable area and the distance between each picture.
Then click on Preview to have a format preview and to modify the image in details:
To exit from this window push on Close .
By clicking on Advanced the wizard gives you access to the editor which will let you make some more customizations (see the following picture). Go to fast-report.com to see more information about the possible cusomizations.
Finally push on Next to go to the last page of Page Setting Wizard.
In the field create a name for the page you just created and click on Save .
Then click on Exit to close the window.
Selecting Save a Copy, the format will be saved as a copy of the original one.
Now you will be able to use the new saved format in the next print of the catalogue (see part 3 - catalogue print)
To print the models go to Catalogue and select Print Wizard .
Choose the format to use. Indicate the filters for codex (printing the models comprehended between a starting model and an ending one) and for the model’s detail. If left empty, the program will select all the models available for that format. You can also set the family, the group or the subgroup
Alo’ Photo Scan 5.0 can order the data according to model, family, group or subgroup. Just select the desired order from the list of buttons.
You can also select the language used in the descriptions, so you can print easily catalogues in different languages.
Select Search, after the filters selection , the models will be visualized according the parameters inserted.
On the left there is the list of the models available for the print, and on the right are where the models to print must be moved (below the image of the model selected in both lists). You can copy an image of a model by going over it and pushing the right key of the mouse. A list of the available buttons:
Note 1: You can add or eliminate a field by clicking twice over it.
Note 2: To perform a multiple selection of more fields keep Ctrl pushed doown while selecting the chosen fields (they will be highlighted).
Push on Print from the window preview.
Here is a list of the parameters modifiable by the user, going to Catalogue, then Setup
Alo’ Photo Scan 5.0 supports import/exportation of data to from other programs. For more information go to this: Alo Photo Scan - Data Import / Export from / to other software .
How to import catalogues data from an older Alo Photo Scan version to a new one :
For any trouble check if the firewall locks Firebird service.
After this operation we advise to insert a new article in server to see if you see in client (make it with software closed in client) then try to make the same thing on the contrary by client