We have good news for those who use our online Design Studio frequently to create multiple designs, using the same layouts. Now you are not limited to using our own templates (even though we have plenty). You can create your own if you have a premium subscription! If you're not already a premium user, you can upgrade and enjoy this cool feature.

When you save a design as a template, you can then use that template to create new publications, using the same layout settings, objects, and styles. Creating templates will save you a lot of time when you’re making multiple designs that need to have a consistent layout and format. We recommend this feature for newsletters, magazine issues, similar brochures, catalogs, lookbooks, and reports. 

How to create a design template

If you want to create a template, first you have to create the design as usual. When you are happy about the result, go ahead and publish it (Publish as flipbook). Then, you can turn your design into a template with just a few clicks: 

When you choose to save your flipbook design as a template, a copy of the flipbook will be added in My Templates and you will be able to use it as a template from that section. 

When you access your templates from My Templates you will have these options available for each template: 

  • Use Template - when this option is used, a new flipbook will be added in My Flipbooks section;

  • Edit - this option allows you to edit the template;

  • Rename;

  • Move to trash;

This was a highly requested feature so we hope you will enjoy it and find it useful for your work!

You can also lock templates or lock certain elements in your flipbooks. This might be helpful if you share your workspace with other team members and you don't want them to change things.

When you use the flipbook as a template, a copy of it will be added in My templates folder, which is not taken into consideration for the total number of flipbooks.

Your saved templates are private, so you don't have to worry about anyone else using them. Your saved templates will only be accessible to you, or your team in your team workspace.

As you can't edit the content of a PDF in Flipsnack, you will not be able to simply upload a PDF and turn it into an editable template. You can use a PDF as a part of a template, but every page of that PDF will be displayed as a static image, that can't be altered.

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