"Hi Jane. The customer asked if we can make this price stand out when it's a promotion?"
Jane: "Like this?"
"Yes, perfect! And now let's make this happen automatically for all 76,500 items."
Jane: "I will add a trigger on the 'Promo' variable. If it says 'promo', then I will show a shape behind the price to make it stand out."
The concept of an Action in GraFx Studio is simple: What should the GraFx Smart Template do, and when should it do it.
"When" is covered by Triggers.
Imagine Triggers as a system that monitors what is happening in the Template. When a predefined change is detected (triggered), an Action will be performed.
Actions are the scripts that will be executed when this change is detected.
What can be detected?
- Select layout changed
- Frame moved
- Page size changed
- Document loaded
- Variable value changed
If any of the above situations occur, a trigger is called.
It is important to know that a trigger can be called through the manipulation of the template by an end-user. A trigger can also be called if a condition is met through the execution of batch output.
The second tab in the Trigger popup screen shows the Action editor.