# Bid Sheets

Silent auction bid sheets are produced so bidders can bid on their items of interest while attending the actual event in-person.

To access the Bid Sheets printing functions, click Printing on the main Auction dashboard, then click the Bid Sheets block on the Printing - Forms & Documents page.

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The Bid Sheets window will appear.

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# Actions

The Actions menu allows you to download a printable PDF version of the Bid Sheet type you want to produce. For more information see Download Bid Sheets.

  • A link to the Stationery page is available here as well.

# Settings

The tabs across the top of the Bid Sheets printing page allow you to configure various settings.

# SELECTION

The SELECTION tab loads with the default "Choose Items" selector. See Choosing Items for more information.

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# OPTIONS

The OPTIONS provides for Layout, Style, Content, Display, and Summary page settings. For more detailed information see Customize Bid Sheets.

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# Layout

The Layout panel provides for settings that affect the page size and its use of custom stationery.

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  • Page size - select from numerous standard page sizes.
  • Pages per bid sheet - create multiple bid sheets for an item.
    • Strictly enforce pages per bid sheet - always print a minimum amount of bid sheets equal to the "Pages per bid sheet" value.
  • Carbon copies of each page - set the number of extra exact copies of each page to include. Useful if you are printing on carbonless copy paper.
  • Bid Sheet stationery - set the bid sheet stationery from a drop-down selector.
  • Bid sheet summary stationery - set the bid sheet summary stationery from a drop-down selector.
  • Bid sheet sort order - this option controls the order the bid sheets will be in when they are downloaded by choosing from a drop-down selector.

# Style

The Style panel handles the bid sheet columns as well as if headers on shown on every page. See Defining Bid Sheet Columns for more details.

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# Content

The Content panel manages what is populated in the body of the bid sheets.

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  • Show item#
  • Show item value
  • Show starting bid
  • Show bid increment
  • Show item category
  • Show item image
  • Percent of page width to use for the image (if shown)
  • Image Source
  • Show image placeholder if no image
  • Show item description
  • Maximum percent of page to use for the description
  • Show donor
  • Always include closing time
  • Show buy it now box
  • Show buy it now box for multiple winner items
  • Include a bid row for the buy it now price
  • Include bid values
  • Repeat bid value on 'quantity' rows
  • Show existing bids
  • Max bods to pre-populate
  • Max rows per column on the bid sheet
  • Max rows on the bid sheet

# Display

The Display panel manages the actual content being used on the bid sheets. See Customize Bid Sheets for more details.

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# Summary page

The Summary page panel handles if one is produced, and what information to be printed.

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  • Include a bid sheet summary (required for other Summary page options to work).
  • Show item description on bid sheet summary.
  • Show winning bid on bid sheet summary.
  • Show winning bidder's name on bid sheet summary.

# APPEARANCE

The APPEARANCE tab provides for Appearance, Colors, and Fonts settings. See Bid Sheets Appearance for more details.

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# Appearance

The Appearance panel manages element alignments for the bid sheets.

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# Colors

The Colors panel sets the background colors for the bid sheets.

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Colors are chosen using a "color picker" tool.

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# Fonts

The Fonts panel manages the various font sizes, font family, and color of the fonts used.
Colors are chosen with a "color picker" here as well.

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# ADVANCED

The ADVANCED tab deals with more advanced configurations of the output.

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Last Updated: 6/17/2019, 7:48:15 PM