04. Choose A Design

Whereas PMB’s Free Quick Print tried to use your website’s theme’s style, Pro overrides the theme with a “design”. Each project can use a different design, or they can reuse the same ones. The next step is to choose which design to use for this project.

The “Choose Design” page for a Digital PDF. Hover over a design’s preview image to see more details, and click “Use This Design” to choose it for the Digital PDF.

Hover over the preview image and click “Design Details” to learn more about each design. Click “Use This Design” to choose it for the current file format and proceed.

When choosing a design for a Digital PDF, the Classic Digital PDF design is the most similar to PMB’s Free Quick Print and looks the most “bloggy” (eg including details like post URLs and post categories). The “Mayer Magazine” design uses two-columns, whereas the “Buurma Whitepaper” design is especially colorful and shows a bit more of what PMB Pro is capable of.

The Print-Ready PDF designs are different. When choosing a design for a Print-Ready PDF, the Classic Print PDF is the most similar to PMB’s Free Quick Print. The Economical Print PDF design tries to use less ink and paper, whereas the Editorial Review design leaves space between the lines for writing notes.

The Print-Ready PDF file format has different design options: Classic Print PDF, Economical Print PDF, and Editorial Review

Just like you or a designer can create a custom WordPress theme for your website, with a bit of web-design knowledge you can create your own PMB Design. (More on this in a subsequent article.)