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Like a cookie cutter, a Template is a design that you can reuse as needed. An example might be a section with the same basic layout that you can use on multiple pages.

Each time you use the Template, you might change content such as the copy, images, or color, just like changing the decoration on cookies made with the same cutter.

Tip: Though the template is a starting point for an element, you can edit each instance as needed without affecting the original Template or other instances of the Template.

To create reusable elements that are controlled by the original instance, read Intro to Symbols.

To get the most out of making your own Templates, make sure you're acquainted with:

To create your own Template:

  1. Select the element you want to turn into a Template.
  2. With the element selected, click the down arrow on the selection outline.
  3. Select Save as Template.
  4. Name your Template. If you're on an Enterprise plan, you can choose to make your Template available across all your Spaces.
  5. Click the OK button.

You can edit a template in a number of ways:

  • Change the Template name
  • Put the Template in a folder
  • Prioritize how the Template shows up among other templates
  • Give it a screenshot that displays in the Visual Editor as a thumbnail
  • Restrict its use to the current Space
  • Delete the Template

To edit an existing template:

  1. Go to the Insert tab.
  2. Expand the My Templates section.
  3. Hover over the upper right corner of the template you'd like to edit and click the Pencil icon that appears.
  4. Edit the Template as needed.

The following video demonstrates opening the edit dialogue for a template, changing its name, putting it in a folder, and uploading a screenshot that will serve as the Template thumbnail:

To use a Template, you've created:

  1. Go to the Insert tab.
  2. Expand the My Templates section.
  3. Drag and drop your Template onto the page.
  4. Edit the template as needed.

Any edits you make to the template only apply to this instance of the Template and do not impact other instances of the same Template or the original Template.

The next video shows this process along with edits to the copy, background color, and image.

While you can create your own Templates, as in the instructions above, you can also take advantage of Builder's pre-built Templates, which already feature design elements and layouts to help you get started faster.

  1. Go to Content and open or create a new Page or Section.
  2. In the Visual Editor, go to the Insert tab, open the Featured Templates section, and drag in one or more templates.

The following video shows a creating a Page and then using two built-in Templates.

For more information on using Templates, visit Using Templates across Spaces.

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