Working with whiteboards

The Whiteboard feature allows you to work collaboratively to design marketing assets with product data, version history, visibility rules, and the ability to export files to share with buyers.


Whiteboards allow your brand users to spotlight products, logos, images, and texts to create compelling stories that help drive more sales.

Example whiteboard.

Use Whiteboards to merchandise, displaying how your various products complement each other.

Merchandized whiteboard.

This video provides a general overview of NuORDER's Whiteboard functionality.

To enable Whiteboards, contact your account manager or our Support team.

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Create a whiteboard

From the left navigation menu, select Whiteboards. If you don't have the Whiteboards option, contact our Support team. Select Create New Whiteboard in the upper-right corner.

Create a new whiteboard.

Start designing the new Whiteboard and reference the pointers below to help guide you.

Example whiteboard with markers.

1 Enter a Whiteboard Name.
2 Choose a Canvas Size for when you're ready to print.
3 Toggle on / off Landscape Orientation.
4 Select View to toggle on / off Show grid. The grid can help with lining up components in a Whiteboard.
5 Add a page to your Whiteboard. Shortcut: Control (Command) + M.
6 Double click a page in the dropdown to rename it and click & drag a page to reorder it.
7 Select the trash icon to remove a page from the Whiteboard.
8 Zoom in and out of your page view.
9 Copy an image, text, or another component. Shortcut: Control (Command) + C.
10 Paste an image, text, or another component. Shortcut: Control (Command) + V.
11 Use the Format Painter to reuse the format of a component.
12 Undo an action. Shortcut: Control (Command) + Z.
13 Redo an action. Shortcut: Control (Command) + Z + Shift.
14 Add a Product Template with one, three, or seven product images. You can bulk add products with the One Product Template.

Note: Select Edit > Refresh products to update product data in your Whiteboard.

Insert images from your computer.

16 Insert text.
17 Insert a Shape: Rectangle, Circle, or Line. Leverage Shapes to separate and accentuate components on your page.
18 Select a component to access its edit screen.
19 Collaborate with other users with the Chat option.
20 View the history of the Whiteboard.
21 Share your Whiteboard with users and select their Permissions (View Only, Editor, or Owner).
22 Select a company and currency filter for the Whiteboard.
23 Toggle between Editing and Viewing the Whiteboard.
24 Start Presentation to enter full-screen mode.
25 Select Shop to add one or all products on a page to your cart.
26 Select File to share, duplicate, or download a PDF of your Whiteboard. You can also rename, delete, or adjust the page setup.


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Collaborate on the design and approach of a Whiteboard, where multiple brand users can work on the same board at the same time.

Share a Whiteboard with other brand users by selecting the Permissions icon. From the Permissions menu on the right, Add Recipient and set their Permissions: View Only, Editor, or Owner.

You can also add comments to the Whiteboard Chat feature, to keep collaborators in the know.

Collaborate on a Whiteboard by setting Permissions for other users.

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You don't need external, complex image editing software to create compelling displays. The Whiteboard design tools allow you to add products and images, adjust the layout, and make the necessary refinements to achieve the ideal look.

  • Add shapes: Rectangle, Circle, or Line.
  • Canvas format: Navigate to File > Page Setup to adjust the Canvas Size and orientation.
  • Component editing: Rotation, Flipping, Ordering, Alignment, Distribution, Lock aspect ratio option, and Customize width and height.
  • Component styles: Background color and border color, weight, and style.
  • Custom text: Add text that's not tied to product data with Insert > Text.
  • Format painter: Create the preferred component format, and then then apply it to other components in the board.

Whiteboard design tools.

Design shortcuts

If you prefer to use your keyboard for common actions, see the below table of shortcuts.

Action Shortcut
Copy Control (Command) + C
Cut Control (Command) + X
Delete Delete key
Move component(s) in increments of 1 pixel Arrow keys
Move component(s) in increments of 10 pixels Arrow keys + Shift
New page Control (Command) + M
Open Presentation view Control (Command) + Enter (Return)
Paste Control (Command) + V
Redo Control (Command) + Z + Shift
Select all Control (Command) + A
Undo Control (Command) + Z


Manage pages

Add Pages from the upper-left menu. Double click a page in the dropdown to rename it, click and drag a page to reorder it, and select the trash icon to delete a page.

Manage pages in Whiteboards.

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Product data

You can add product data to a Whiteboard in a variety of ways.

As you make changes to product data, refresh this information in a Whiteboard by going to Edit > Refresh Products > All pages (or This page).

Insert products into a Whiteboard.

Add products from your working order into the Whiteboard.

Add inactive products

Within a Whiteboard, select Insert > Product, and then choose from the provided options (one, three, or seven products). From the right menu, select Please select under a Product #.

Add a product.

Select the filter icon in the upper-right corner and then refine with the Status filter set to Inactive. Select Search Products.

Whiteboard filter.

Set Status as Inactive.


With the Inactive filter applied, choose from the list of products to include in the Whiteboard. Inactive products display in Whiteboards in the same way as active products. If you'd like to add active products to the Whiteboard, return to the Product Template filters and adjust the Status filter to Active or All.

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From the Whiteboard's Edit menu, select Refresh products and then choose This page, All pages, or Find related product.

Refresh product data.

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If you have a Whiteboard configuration that you'd like to use as a standardization, share the Whiteboard with View Only permission, so that users can then go to File > Duplicate and make their own version, based on that template.

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Version history

NuORDER saves every Whiteboard change a user makes. Review the version history for each Whiteboard by selecting the History icon. History icon. Select the kabob icon to rename a version.

View the history of a Whiteboard.

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Review and export a Whiteboard from the view of a selected company and currency. From File select Page Setup and Add company filter and select a Currency.

Whiteboard properties.

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Presentation and export

Present a Whiteboard in full screen mode with View > Presentation view. You can't shop or action in Presentation view, as it is View Only.

Export a Whiteboard to PDF by going to File > Download as PDF.

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