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Users can print their purchased permits from home through the user portal, but first this requires you to setup the template and enable to correct settings. This article will walk you through how you can set this template up, toggling the proper settings as well as how users can print their permits. 

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Setup Printable Permit Template 

Before you can allow your users to print from home you must setup the correct messaging under System Config → System Messaging, follow the instructions below on how to set this up 

Page Type

Once you are on the Manage System Messaging page make sure that you click the Messages tab before clicking Create Page/Message, if you forget to do this you will automatically be prompted to create a Page instead of a Message

You will know if you are creating a message by looking under the Page Type drop-down, make sure that Message is selected instead of Page

Page Title

You can set the title of the messaging to be whatever you like but we suggest to name it something obvious such as Permit Printing from Home or Print from Home

Setting the Correct Identifier

The Identifier field is important and must be a specific set of text to ensure that the messaging works as intended throughout the system. Make the identifier for your permit printing permitPdf

Creating the Print from Home Content


Make sure that you are physically printing this message out to test and ensure that the layout is being displayed correctly. 

Available Permitpdf Shortcodes 

Shortcodes allow you to display dynamic content onto a static page. By providing these shortcodes we allow our users to customize their messaging however they would like. 

[permitpdf user=fullname]

[permitpdf vehicle=all] will show a comma separated list of vehicles up to 3.

[permitpdf vehicle=1] will show the first vehicle in the list. Available numbers include 1, 2, and 3

[permitpdf permit=expiry] the expiry of the permit

[permitpdf permit=permitno]

[permitpdf permit=lotshortname]

[permitpdf permit=lotname]

[permitpdf permit=location]

To print the permit information you must supply specific shortcodes such as permitpdf user=fullname, see a list below for the available permit print shortcodes that you can use. 

Permit Print Sample Content by Image

Below is an image of how we recommend you layout your permit printing as well as what shortcodes to use. 

an image displaying how the permit print will look for the users

Permit Print Sample Content by Source Code

If you would like to copy our permitPrint template you will need to copy the source code and paste it into your messages source code. See below on how you can edit the source code. 

Code Block
titlePermit Print from Home Source Code
<div id="header-img"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/uploads/FILES/OC_TOMA/TomahawkUniversity_logo.png" width="300" height="141" /><br />
<table style="height: 500px; width: 852px;">
<td style="width: 522px; text-align: center;">
<h2 id="mcetoc_1dholgses1"> </h2>
<table class="table table-striped">
<td>Permit Holder</td>
<td>[permitpdf user=fullname]</td>
<p>[permitpdf permit=lotshortname]: [permitpdf permit=lotname]</p>
<p>[permitpdf permit=location]</p>
<td>Permit No.</td>
<td>[permitpdf permit=permitno]</td>
<p>[permitpdf vehicle=all]</p>
<p>[permitpdf vehicle=1]</p>
<p>[permitpdf permit=expiry]</p>
<td> </td>
<h1 class="barcode">*[permitpdf permit=permitno]TT*</h1>
<td style="width: 598px; text-align: center;"> 
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How to Edit the Messaging Source Code 

To edit the source-code of your messages click into the body content which will make a grey editor box appear above the text. The source code can be edited by going to Tools → Source Code

Enabling Permit Print Settings 

To get to the System settings hover over the cog wheel at the top of the page and click System Settings

Select Permits and click Enable User Permit Printing 

How Users Print from Home

We have written a separate article that demonstrates how users can use the print from home functionality. Reference this article on Printing Permits from the User Protal to learn how printing permits from home can be done. 

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