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Catalog Management

Customized Theme Building for Catalog

CatalogBuilder not only builds catalog, but also facilitates user to customize its theme to suit enterprise purpose and identity.

  • In Catalog Management Window, select a catalog  from Browse Catalog Pane

  • Click Menu - Catalog - Catalog Operations -  Customize Theme

     or click button theme  

  • Clicking the above, will open Theme Management Window


    • Select theme  from existing theme  list ( Select Theme Pane)

    • Upon theme selection, theme file pane is filled by custom content files

    • User can preview theme files  for specific theme, by selecting theme file (from theme file pane)

    • To apply, selected theme for specified catalog, user may click Apply  and to skip changes in theme for specific catalog click Cancel.

    • User can select such theme as default theme for all its new catalog building:

      • click to check the option of setting selected theme as default theme

      • Upon, saving (applying), program will now deploy this theme, while building new catalog.

    • User can also choose to apply color settings of selected  theme into design settings of catalog:

      • click to check the option of selecting color settings of  theme.

      • upon saving (applying), program will now deploy color settings of  theme into design setting of  catalog.

  • How to Insert New Theme into CatalogBuilder

    • Click button insert new theme  

    • Upon clicking, program will prompt user to select folder containing new theme

    • Click Ok to include.

  • How to configure color setting for entire catalog inline with theme you select (advanced user familiar with color codes etc)

    • each theme folder must contain the text file in the following format


  • Important issues relating to customized theme (to be followed for new theme to work in CatalogBuilder)

    • new theme must contain index.htm as gateway page at the root folder

    • For Multimedia CD Catalog-  In the event, file is named other than index.htm, user must prepare  autorun.inf to start custom file upon CD insertion.

    • For web catalog, the gateway page is normally index.htm (as prescribed by most web servers)

    • there must be a folder called t_files in theme folder, which must contain the following graphic files as jpeg file. (current version of program has this limitation and in Next Version, user will have flexibility to provide its custom graphic files in other formats as well the text links)


      In the event, the above files are not found in \(theme folder name)\t_files, the program uses its default graphics while publishing catalog.

    • Catalog Header file structure saved in text files as:

      cpegheader.txt (to be used for thumbnail collection)
      fpegheader.txt (to be used for product full page)

      In the event, these text files are not provided, user can fill these header tags in design setting window of program.

      While preparing such header tags, user needs to be careful for navigation links. please refer to specimen header files in program files\CatalogBuilder\specimen\

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