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Creating your own templates

If your project contains several pages that are similar (for example, menu pages, common processes, or common equipment), you can create your own template (containing common objects) to use as a base for the pages. You can then create the pages based on the template, and add individual objects to each page.

If you want to delete or change the location of a common object, or to add a new common object, you do not have to change each page; instead, you can change the template. Pages based on that template are automatically updated.

Note: When you create a template, save it in the project directory. It is then backed up when you back up the project. Don't modify the supplied standard templates. When you edit a template, you need to use the Update Pages command (from the Tools menu) to update each page based on the template. The properties of the template are not updated automatically.

To create a new template:

  1. Click New, or choose File | New.
  2. Click Template.
  3. Choose a Template upon which to base the template.
  4. Choose a Style for the template.
  5. Check or clear the Linked and Title bar as necessary.
  6. Choose the Resolution for the template.
  7. Click OK.

To open an existing template:

  1. Click Open, or choose File | Open.
  2. Select Type: Template.
  3. Select the Project where the template is stored.
  4. Select the Template.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Note: To delete a template from the project, select the template name and click Delete.

To save the current template:

  1. Click Save, or choose File | Save.
  2. Select the Project in which to store the template.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Note: To create a new style for the template, click New. You create a new template style using the New Style dialog box.

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