A print template is a formatted presentation of a map. Print templates are created by print authors (administrators) and shared with end users to create on-demand, printable maps of the user's current session.
End users run print templates from web applications that the author has configured to host the templates (host applications). The print output is a PDF.
Print templates are designed using a web-based tool called Geocortex Print Designer. You can either create a template from scratch, or you can use one of the preconfigured templates offered by Print Designer.
Print templates are saved to the Geocortex Printing service, with an item in the content area of the author's ArcGIS account. Access to the print template is controlled by sharing the ArcGIS item.
Geocortex Print Designer provides an extensive suite of tools for laying out
Print Designer has a built-in Preview environment for running
A host application is a web application from which users can run Geocortex
Geocortex Printing supports the following types of host applications:
- Geocortex Web
- Geocortex Viewer for HTML5
- Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS
Top Margin, Bottom Margin: The Top Margin and Bottom Margin bands reserve areas at the top and bottom of the page. The Margin bands appear on every page of the report.
Detail Band: The Detail band contains controls, each of which defines something to include in the
the map from the user's session, the legend, or a scale bar.
You cannot delete the Top Margin, Bottom Margin, or Detail band.
A control is an element that you add to a
You can configure print templates to take inputs from the user at run time. This is useful if you want to allow the end user to supply a custom title, notes, or other text to include in the print output.
To configure a print template to take an input, you add a parameter to the template. The parameter acts as a placeholder for print content that gets its value when the print runs.