Though we think of ourselves first as a cloud-based technology company, we are also keenly aware that Social Tables users spend most of their working hours away from a computer. Nowhere is this clearer than in the way our users prefer to interact with their diagrams.
Export is one of our most popular features. Tens of thousands of users export their diagrams each week, and send them to clients as an email attachment, or print them out for teammates to mark in Sharpie, or use the exported file in whichever way makes the most sense for their business. We’re attentive to all of this activity, and want to make sure that export offers the very best experience possible.
With our latest update, we think we’ve made the export experience far better than it has ever been. Let’s jump into some of the details (strap in, we’ve got a bunch of changes for you).
We’ve separated export options by category so users can more easily make important decisions about the format of the export fast. Take a look below to see the new list of options in action:
After you’ve selected the kind of options you want, you can look forward to an improved export file as well. Now, when you export a file, the diagram it features will be displayed as large as possible. Along with that, we’ve decided to include the date and event time at the bottom of the page.
The bigger diagram is nice, but sometimes you need a really concise way to include your diagram and all pertinent information. Well, now you can. You have the option of exporting a full-page diagram (which will print on multiple pages) or a new compact export. The changes include:
1. An option to select a full-page diagram or compact export.
2. New compact export, which will fit the diagram, equipment list, notes, fire code, and address onto a single page.
3. The option to turn off three hole punch margin to further maximize diagram size.
Finally, we gave you a brand new way to quickly preview your file before you export or print it. Just click the new PDF icon you see in the upper-right hand corner of the screen to generate a PDF in a new tab in your browser. You will automatically be taken to that tab when your file is ready to print or share.
The PDF generated from this new action will display the diagram in the largest size possible on the page. If you want to get to your preview even faster, just hold down P + Command (Mac) or Control (PC) to generate a PDF.
Important to keep in mind: make sure pop ups from Social Tables diagrams are allowed on the user’s browser. If not, PDF will be prevented from opening in the secondary tab.
Why properties love this
Your teammates export Social Tables diagrams all the time—perhaps multiple times a day. These updates make every step of that process faster and simpler. That will translate into time savings and happier employees.
Why planners love this
Same reason! You need to export or print Social Tables diagrams as a part of your everyday job. Any change that can make that process faster and easier is a good change.
These updates are free to use, so hop into your Social Tables account today and export some diagrams—because you have all the most detailed information at your fingertips.
Nick Farruggia is a Product Marketing Manager at Social Tables. Since 2017, Nick has worked with experts in the groups & meetings space and a world-class product team to deliver essential event planning tools to thousands of customers worldwide. He is passionate about face-to-face events, and helping to create and promote software to helps people get the very most out of those personal interactions.