Warning Frames Explained

While designing pages, you may see Pictavo's WARNING FRAMES appear on certain design elements. This article briefly explains what these warnings look like and what they mean.

OVERSET TEXT WARNING

When a text box contains too much copy, an OVERSET TEXT warning frame will appear. 

Clicking on the warning icon (! in triangle in the upper left corner) will show the full warning across the top of the page design pane.

How to fix this issue:

By expanding your text box to make room for all the copy contained in the box, the issue will be resolved and the warning will disappear.

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TRIM EDGE WARNING

When you've moved a design element too close to the TRIM EDGE (the edge of your page), Pictavo will alert you with a warning.

Again, by clicking the warning icon (! in triangle in the upper left corner), Pictavo will give a more thorough explanation across the top of the page design area.

How to fix this issue:

By moving the element away from the page edge, the issue will be resolved and the warning frame will disapper. ** It is possible that having an element close to your page edge or even extending off the page is part of your intended design. If this is the case, leave the element where it is and disregard the warning frame.

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IMAGE RESOLUTION WARNING

When a photo or design element does not meet Pictavo's print resolution standard, a RESOLUTION WARNING will appear. A low resolution image can occur by uploading a low quality image (a small file from a mobile device or a web image) or by resizing a high resolution element to a size too large to maintain an acceptable print quality level. When print resolution falls below 200 DPI, Pictavo will warn users with a red warning frame.

As previously mentioned, clicking on the warning icon (! in triangle in the upper left corner) will give more information regarding the warning.

If you'd like even more information regarding the element with the resolution warning, click the PROPERTIES icon (the i in a circle). Notice in the lowest portion of the contextual menu, both the file name and image resolution will be shown giving you more insight on the quality of your photo or design element. 

How to fix this issue:

If the resolution warning frame appeared after resizing a design element or photo (stretching it larger), decrease the amount you've resized the element until the warning disappears.

If the resolution warning frame appeared when you placed a photo in a photo box, you may just need to crop the image to better fit the frame of the photo box or consider placing into a smaller photo box on the page.

If the resolution warning frame appeared when you dragged a photo onto your page, this means the image uploaded was of low quality to begin with. If the image was resized in a photo editing software before it was uploaded, going back to the original image and NOT compressing the quality as much could be an option. If the photo uploaded is the only version of that specific photo you have, your only options may be to either a) re-take the photo in question if that's an option or b) approve low resolution images on your pages and accept the quality they'll print at.
NOTE: Use the Preview button to get a rough idea of how the image will look when your book is printed.

If a portrait grid has a DPI warning, please follow the instructions in this article to fix it.