save_pdf

Lays out the cards in a gride and renders a PDF.

Options

file

default: 'output.pdf'

the name of the PDF file to save. Will be overwritten without warning.

dir

default: _output

the directory to save to. Created if it doesn’t exist.

sprue

default: nil

the sprue file to use. If nil, then no sprue is used and the cards are laid out automatically using the parameters below. If non-nil, Squib checks for a built-in sprue file of that name. Otherwise, it attempts to open a file relative to the current directory. For more information on Squib Sprues, see Sprue Thy Sheets.

width

default: 3300

the height of the page in pixels. Default is 11in * 300dpi. Supports Unit Conversion.

height

default: 2550

the height of the page in pixels. Default is 8.5in * 300dpi. Supports Unit Conversion.

margin

default: 75

the margin around the outside of the page. Supports Unit Conversion.

gap

default: 0

the space in pixels between the cards. Supports Unit Conversion.

trim

default: 0

the space around the edge of each card to trim (e.g. to cut off the bleed margin for print-and-play). Supports Unit Conversion.

crop_marks

default: false

When true, draws lines in the margins as guides for cutting. Crop marks factor in the trim (if non-zero), and can also be customized via crop_margin_* options (see below). Has no effect if margin is 0.

Warning

Enabling this feature will draw lines to the edge of the page. Most PDF Readers, by default, will recognize this and scale down the entire PDF to fit in those crop marks - throwing off your overall scale. To disable this, you will need to set Print Scaling “Use original” or “None” when you go to print (this looks different for different PDF readers). Be sure to test this out before you do your big print job!!

crop_margin_bottom

default: 0

The space between the bottom edge of the (potentially trimmed) card, and the crop mark. Supports Unit Conversion. Has no effect if crop_marks is false.

crop_margin_left

default: 0

The space between the left edge of the (potentially trimmed) card, and the crop mark. Supports Unit Conversion. Has no effect if crop_marks is false.

crop_margin_right

default: 0

The space between the right edge of the (potentially trimmed) card, and the crop mark. Supports Unit Conversion. Has no effect if crop_marks is false.

crop_margin_top

default: 0

The space between the top edge of the (potentially trimmed) card, and the crop mark. Supports Unit Conversion. Has no effect if crop_marks is false.

crop_stroke_color

default: :black

The color of the crop mark lines. Has no effect if crop_marks is false.

crop_stroke_dash

default: ''

Define a dash pattern for the crop marks. This is a special string with space-separated numbers that define the pattern of on-and-off alternating strokes, measured in pixels or units. For example, '0.02in 0.02in' will be an equal on-and-off dash pattern. Supports Unit Conversion. Has no effect if crop_marks is false.

crop_stroke_width

default: 1.5

Width of the crop mark lines. Has no effect if crop_marks is false.

Examples