Customize your folio for print

On Xtensio’s paid subscription plans, everyone on the team can export folios as PDF or PNG files. Free users can export folios as PNG files with Xtensio branding. When you click “Download PDF,” a pop-up will appear with options for Single-scroll vs. Slides/Pages view. When you choose to export your folio as a PDF in slides/pages, you’ll have additional options to choose page orientation, paper size and page breaks.

Single-scroll PDF

By default, the “Single-scroll” option is selected. When you Export with this option, you are creating a single, auto-sized PDF. This will take on the height of your folio with no page breaks. You will see a preview of the single-scroll automatically populate when you open the exporter. Click ‘Download‘ to export the PDF.

This option is ideal if you want to: view your PDF on a screen as a single scrollable document, embed a single PDF onto a site, or include your PDF in an email.

TIP: The width of this PDF will be based on your browser window size. If your browser width is smaller, you’ll have a smaller margin on the left and right sides of your content. If your browser width is larger, this will add more margins on the sides. Adjust your browser window by placing your cursor on one of the borders and dragging in or out before exporting as a single-scroll to adjust the margins on your PDF export for screen.


Export a PDF as Slides/Pages

You can also export your folio as a PDF optimizing for print. If you select the “Slides/Pages” option, you’re able to define the orientation of your PDF, the size of the paper you will use, and where you want your page breaks to happen.

Here’s how page breaks work. If you select…

  • Neither Section nor Row Break: The exporter will fit as many sections on a page as possible before the content begins to overflow onto the next page. When a section cannot fit onto a single printed page, it will be pushed to the next page automatically.
  • Section Only: Each of your folio’s sections will be displayed on its own page.
  • Row Break Only: If you add Row Break modules to your folio, this will force any content after the Row Break module to start on a new page.
  • Both Section and Row Break: Each of your folio’s sections will be displayed on its own page. If you have Row Break modules in place, this will force another page break within that section.

Tips for Print Exports

  • Break your printed pages by Sections. Move and format your modules in different sections. If the content is too long, the export will still break the page, so we suggest making images or text smaller, or breaking apart some of the content onto the next page (section). Learn more about working with sections here.
  • Use Row Breaks to force where page breaks happen. The Row Break module adds extra space between modules to center the content. You can also add these to help you achieve full background images on the page. If you select the option to break pages by Row Break modules, you can place these in your folio to force where page breaks happen.

Once you set your export customization options, select ‘Preview and Export PDF’ at the bottom of the pop-up to populate a preview of the PDF with the options you’ve selected. If it doesn’t look right, readjust the export settings or modify sections/row-breaks in your folio to adjust page sizes. Once the preview looks how you want it to, select ‘Export‘ and then ‘Download’ it as a PDF. Xtensio will even automatically save your settings for future exports!

Here are other ways you can share folios:

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No. Credits can be purchased as a one-time purchase. Your account will remain on the free plan and your credits will never expire from your account.

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On all Xtensio plans, you can invite as many people as you’d like to collaborate on any of your folios. You can learn more about collaboration here and team user roles here.

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Revision history backs up your work as you’re editing and allows you to revert to old versions of your folios.
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Yes. All Xtensio plans include 128 bit SSL encryption and backups to ensure your data is secure. You can make shared folio links private on premium plans. Here’s more on the range of sharing options on Xtensio, from completely private to public.

No. You can try all of our free templates with any of your plans. The limitations are only on your active folios.
Xtensio branding appears on all shared versions of your folios on the Free plan.

For Free accounts, Xtensio’s logo appears on exports, as well as publicly shared links to your work (footer, canvases, preview mode, presentation mode…) On Paid accounts, the Xtensio logo is removed from your folios.

A folio is an active project on your dashboard. When you save a template, this becomes an active folio.

A folio is your personal copy made from a template. It’s a live page you can edit, collaborate on and share. Here’s more on Making a Folio.

Yes, the free plan is really free. You will never be asked to provide credit card information for Xtensio’s free account.
If you’d like to stay on the free plan and create more than two folios, you can always delete/archive a folio to make room for a new one.