08. Generate a Preview File

Now you can create the preview file. No payment or registration is required to make this, but it will have watermarks in it.

The button to “Generate” the Digital PDF

Clicking this button will use your design, content, and metadata to generate the file. After that’s done, a button to “Download Preview” will appear.

After the file has been “generated”, there are options to “Download Preview”, but also icons for viewing/debugging the source code and getting help.

Clicking that will download the watermarked preview PDF file.

A page from a Digital PDF I created from the Cowichan Valley WordPress Meetup‘s website. Notice the watermarked band towards the top saying “TEST DOCUMENT” repeatedly.

Before you generate the paid PDF, you’ll probably notice a couple things you want to change.