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Templates

The templates feature simplifies the graphic production process and lets users with little design knowledge create or edit documents that they can use to produce their graphics. Templates allow for partial or complete automation of graphic design and production. You use templates to generate print-ready files, which need little post-processing before going into production.

On the Templates page, you can see and manage your Chili templates.

To access the Templates page, on the main menu bar, click Print, then click Templates. All the actions described in this document start from the Templates page.

You can sort your templates using the display and sorting options or search for a template using the full-text search bar at the top of the page.

Note

For more information on the Chili template capabilities, see the main template components overview.

Operations

You can perform operations either on a single template or on multiple templates using bulk operations.

Single template

Operations for a single template are available on the template tile.

You can perform the following operations:

  • Inline preview : opens the inline preview.
  • Edit : edits the template.
  • More actions : displays more available operations.
    • Download preview : downloads the default PDF rendition of the template.
    • Duplicate : creates a duplication of the template.
    • Create publication from template : opens the Chili editor to create a publication based on the template.
    • Delete : deletes the template.

Bulk operations

To perform a bulk operation, you first need to select the templates on which you want to apply it.

Bulk operations are available on the right of the page menu bar.

You can perform the following bulk operations:

  • Edit : mass-edits the selected templates.
  • Delete : deletes the selected templates.
  • More actions : displays more available operations.
    • Show selected only : displays only the selected templates.
    • Copy to clipboard : copies the selected templates to the clipboard.

Inline preview

To open the inline preview, on the Templates page, on the tile of a template, click Inline preview . The inline preview displays a preview image of the template on the left side and its metadata on the right panel.

You can change the Name and Description of the template from the inline preview.

To change the Name or Description of the template:

  1. On the top right of the metadata panel, click Edit.
  2. Change the Name and Description fields.
  3. Click Save.

On the top right of the image preview, the following operation are available:

  • Edit : opens the template editor.
  • View detail page : opens the template detail page
  • More actions : displays more available operations.
    • Download preview : downloads the default PDF rendition of the template.
    • Duplicate : creates a duplication of the template.
    • Annotations: opens the Annotations page.
    • Create publication from template : opens the Chili editor to create a publication based on the template.
    • Delete : deletes the template.

Create a template

The Chili publisher feature lets you create new templates.

To create a new template:

  1. On the Templates page, click + Template.
  2. On the Template dialog box, set the following parameters:

    FieldTypeDescriptionValueMandatory/Optional
    NameStringName of the publication.String valueMandatory
    DescriptionStringDescription of the publication.String valueOptional
  3. Click Save.

The created template opens on its detail page. You can either start editing your template from scratch or upload an existing template file.

Upload a template

The Chili publisher feature lets you upload existing templates and edit them.

To upload a template:

  1. Follow the previous template creation procedure.
  2. On the template detail page, click Upload CHILI package.
  3. On the Upload CHILI package dialog box, upload a template .zip file.

During the package upload, the template goes through a validation check. This validation ensures that all the fonts and assets are available in the Chili configuration. An indicator shows next to the template name, on the top of the page, indicating the status of the document (PROCESSING, VALID, or INVALID).

If the template is not valid, the indicator displays TEMPLATE INVALID. To get details about the validation errors, click Help .

To reprocess a template after applying a fix, on the top right of the page, click More actions , then click Revalidate template .

You can use the following file to test the template upload lemonade product ad.

Note

Changes to the Chili template configuration settings might fix some errors.

Edit a template

Editing a template consists of two tasks:

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