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Old 12/2/14, 4:09 PM
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Thanks Russell. I'm going to play with it today. Maybe I'll mess with the ASHI template. ☺
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Old 12/2/14, 9:41 PM
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Got this to work - Spent the last couple hours getting everything right, and decided I don't think I like the whole image in the background look.



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Old 12/2/14, 10:35 PM
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Got this to work - Spent the last couple hours getting everything right, and decided I don't think I like the whole image in the background look.
I used a photo editor to create a grayscale version of my logo, and then used exposure to lighten it. Makes it more subtle. And I used the same file name and replaced the original image when I saved the file. That way I didn't have to edit the CSS again.




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Old 12/2/14, 10:49 PM
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Yeah, that's what I did. Just think that background image makes for a busy report. Just my opinion.

I did enjoy the challenge of doing it though.

Thanks to Russell for the help!!



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Old 12/3/14, 7:15 AM
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Yeah, that's what I did. Just think that background image makes for a busy report. Just my opinion.

I did enjoy the challenge of doing it though.

Thanks to Russell for the help!!
If you want you can send me your original logo and we can set the transparency our way to see if there is any difference in the look?

Russell@homegauge.com



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Old 12/3/14, 9:59 PM
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If you want you can send me your original logo and we can set the transparency our way to see if there is any difference in the look?

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Russell - I'll take you up on that - I'll send you My original logo and the one I adjusted for transparency.

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Old 12/3/14, 10:34 PM
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Default Re: Adding custom watermark

This works well if you’re using the Internachi-Blue style, but if you’re using another print format, like black, brown, orange, etc. there’s a way you can use your logo in one of those.

It involves editing the css file in the print format of the style you’re currently using.
Open css file of the folder format you’re using (open your template, print, style & format tab, under the right side box will list the folder name) HomeGauge\PrintFormats

Add the following two lines of code (edit your image name, note image location in the HG directory):

#1 Edit location (find this area in the css file), line colors can be changed:
Code:
/* 
hgImageInclude("images\line-blue-INACHI.gif", "images\line1.jpg", "images\axiom-watermark.jpg")
*/
Example of black format
Code:
/* 
hgImageInclude("images\line-black.gif", "images\line1.jpg","images\axiom-watermark.jpg")
*/
#2 Edit location

Code:
/****** header css ****/
.logo1{float:left; width:160px;}
.centertext{float:left; width:349px;}
.righttext{float:right; width:420px;}
.homeb{padding-top:10px; color:#FFFFFF; font-size:30px;}
.space{padding-top:10px; color:#FFFFFF; font-size:30px;}
.toptext{float:left; width:200px;}
.rightlogo{float:right;}
.logo{display:inline-block; width:150px; text-align:center; padding-top:10px;}
.headerSection h2{font-size:22px; color:#000;}
.headerSection h3{font-size:16px; padding:5px 0;}
.centercontent{float:left;}

.heading2{padding-left:15px; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; padding:0 10px 10px 10px; margin:0 15px 10px 15px;}
.contenttext{margin:0 15px 0 15px;}
.watermark { background: url(images/axiom-watermark.jpg) top no-repeat; }
.text{color:#636363;}
.subTask{list-style:none;}
.subTask li{float:left; width:200px; padding:0px 10px 10px 0;}
.subTask li strong{color:#000;}
.hedd{margin-bottom:10px; color:#000;}
.hedd1{ color:#000; padding:0 10px 5px 0px; margin:5px 0px 5px 0px}
#3 Edit location

Code:
@page {
	size: US-Letter;
	margin: 30pt 25pt 40pt 25pt;
	padding: 5pt 5pt;
	@bottom { content: flow(pdffooter); }
	@top { content: flow(pdfheader); }
	background: url(images/axiom-watermark.jpg) center no-repeat; 
}
Or make a copy of the css file format that your using and rename it to blackWlogo.css (or whatever color you use) then edit it that with the above info. It will show up as a new print format.

Good luck!



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Old 12/4/14, 12:20 AM
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This works well if you’re using the Internachi-Blue style, but if you’re using another print format, like black, brown, orange, etc. there’s a way you can use your logo in one of those.

It involves editing the css file in the print format of the style you’re currently using.
Open css file of the folder format you’re using (open your template, print, style & format tab, under the right side box will list the folder name) HomeGauge\PrintFormats

Add the following two lines of code (edit your image name, note image location in the HG directory):

#1 Edit location (find this area in the css file)

Code:
/****** header css ****/
.logo1{float:left; width:160px;}
.centertext{float:left; width:349px;}
.righttext{float:right; width:420px;}
.homeb{padding-top:10px; color:#FFFFFF; font-size:30px;}
.space{padding-top:10px; color:#FFFFFF; font-size:30px;}
.toptext{float:left; width:200px;}
.rightlogo{float:right;}
.logo{display:inline-block; width:150px; text-align:center; padding-top:10px;}
.headerSection h2{font-size:22px; color:#000;}
.headerSection h3{font-size:16px; padding:5px 0;}
.centercontent{float:left;}

.heading2{padding-left:15px; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; padding:0 10px 10px 10px; margin:0 15px 10px 15px;}
.contenttext{margin:0 15px 0 15px;}
.watermark { background: url(images/axiom-watermark.jpg) top no-repeat; }
.text{color:#636363;}
.subTask{list-style:none;}
.subTask li{float:left; width:200px; padding:0px 10px 10px 0;}
.subTask li strong{color:#000;}
.hedd{margin-bottom:10px; color:#000;}
.hedd1{ color:#000; padding:0 10px 5px 0px; margin:5px 0px 5px 0px}
#2 Edit location

Code:
@page {
	size: US-Letter;
	margin: 30pt 25pt 40pt 25pt;
	padding: 5pt 5pt;
	@bottom { content: flow(pdffooter); }
	@top { content: flow(pdfheader); }
	background: url(images/axiom-watermark.jpg) center no-repeat; 
}
Or make a copy of the css file format that your using and rename it to blackWlogo.css (or whatever color you use) then edit it that with the above info. It will show up as a new print format.

Good luck!
I'm going to try this. I changed my watermark again. Instead of the grayscale, I did a faded color version. There were three locations on the Nachi template where I had to edit the watermark, but you're saying I only need to add it in two places on the other templates?




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Old 12/4/14, 9:27 AM
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That's great! Make sure if you use one of those other colors to start with, that you add in the following code at the top (this is the 3rd place). This tells the software to copy this special image file with the rest of the report. You can see this code at the top of the InterNACHI stylesheet as an example.

HTML Code:
/* 
hgImageInclude("images\yourlogofile.jpg")
*/



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Old 12/4/14, 10:11 AM
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Russell - I'll take you up on that - I'll send you My original logo and the one I adjusted for transparency.

Thanks
Jared, Mike at HG sent you an email with his attempt :

Hi Jared,

I took a look at making a watermark for your reports. You said it was looking too busy in your report, and I see what you mean with the text and shading in your logo, so one thought I had was to take the graphic element and use that on its own as a watermark. I removed the shading from it to simplify it some as well. I have attached a file to this email message that you can try.

Thanks,
Mike McHugh
HomeGauge.com



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Old 12/4/14, 10:13 AM
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Default Re: Adding custom watermark

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Originally Posted by slacombe View Post
This works well if you’re using the Internachi-Blue style, but if you’re using another print format, like black, brown, orange, etc. there’s a way you can use your logo in one of those.

It involves editing the css file in the print format of the style you’re currently using.
Open css file of the folder format you’re using (open your template, print, style & format tab, under the right side box will list the folder name) HomeGauge\PrintFormats

Add the following two lines of code (edit your image name, note image location in the HG directory):

#1 Edit location (find this area in the css file)

Code:
/****** header css ****/
.logo1{float:left; width:160px;}
.centertext{float:left; width:349px;}
.righttext{float:right; width:420px;}
.homeb{padding-top:10px; color:#FFFFFF; font-size:30px;}
.space{padding-top:10px; color:#FFFFFF; font-size:30px;}
.toptext{float:left; width:200px;}
.rightlogo{float:right;}
.logo{display:inline-block; width:150px; text-align:center; padding-top:10px;}
.headerSection h2{font-size:22px; color:#000;}
.headerSection h3{font-size:16px; padding:5px 0;}
.centercontent{float:left;}

.heading2{padding-left:15px; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; padding:0 10px 10px 10px; margin:0 15px 10px 15px;}
.contenttext{margin:0 15px 0 15px;}
.watermark { background: url(images/axiom-watermark.jpg) top no-repeat; }
.text{color:#636363;}
.subTask{list-style:none;}
.subTask li{float:left; width:200px; padding:0px 10px 10px 0;}
.subTask li strong{color:#000;}
.hedd{margin-bottom:10px; color:#000;}
.hedd1{ color:#000; padding:0 10px 5px 0px; margin:5px 0px 5px 0px}
#2 Edit location

Code:
@page {
    size: US-Letter;
    margin: 30pt 25pt 40pt 25pt;
    padding: 5pt 5pt;
    @bottom { content: flow(pdffooter); }
    @top { content: flow(pdfheader); }
    background: url(images/axiom-watermark.jpg) center no-repeat; 
}
Or make a copy of the css file format that your using and rename it to blackWlogo.css (or whatever color you use) then edit it that with the above info. It will show up as a new print format.

Good luck!
Thanks Steve for your expertise and help!



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Old 12/4/14, 10:54 AM
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Jared, Mike at HG sent you an email with his attempt :

Hi Jared,

I took a look at making a watermark for your reports. You said it was looking too busy in your report, and I see what you mean with the text and shading in your logo, so one thought I had was to take the graphic element and use that on its own as a watermark. I removed the shading from it to simplify it some as well. I have attached a file to this email message that you can try.

Thanks,
Mike McHugh
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Old 12/4/14, 11:02 AM
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You can see the CMI logo in our sample report at my website. We also put the Nachi logos at different sections, it was a download from HG we inserted into the page code for the watermark.
Scott - The section logos was a great idea.

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Old 12/4/14, 2:53 PM
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Thanks Steve for your expertise and help!
You're welcome, it really is a nice program. Really the most versatile inspection software out there by offering the greatest range of aesthetic styled reports, well at least thats my opinion.



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Old 12/4/14, 3:22 PM
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I'm going to try this. I changed my watermark again. Instead of the grayscale, I did a faded color version. There were three locations on the Nachi template where I had to edit the watermark, but you're saying I only need to add it in two places on the other templates?
What style and format are you using?

From my experience I removed the watermark from my reports, even gray scaling and lowering opacity made my report look a little to busy for my liking. Perhaps you'll have better results.



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