Templates App

Overview

The Enplug Templates app provides preconfigured templates for building simple, fast, and attractive signs. Link data spreadsheets or create your own templates through a simple setup process. 

 Watch this quick video to learn how to customize a dynamic template!

 

Contents of this guide:

Accessing Templates App

Using a Template

Creating a Template

Adding Content

Canvas Tools & Shortcuts

 

Accessing Templates App

1. Add Templates App to your dynamic app playlist

  • Click on “Apps” > “More Apps

  • Select “Templates

2. Create a sign

  • Click the blue "Add Sign" button

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Using a Template

You can view all of our preconfigured sign templates. To find a template that will best fit your purpose, use the filters on the left menu to narrow down the results list, search by key terms, and sort by screen orientation, category, and creation date. Each template is 100% customizable so you can add, edit, or remove text, images, backgrounds, etc., once adding it to your sign canvas.

1. Select a template 

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Note: When you open a template and there are multiple preview pages, as shown below, it is a dynamic template ready for data import. For more information on this process, visit our  Templates App - Dynamic Images and Custom Triggers article.

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2. Name the sign

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3. If the Zoning app is enabled turn on "Banner" and/or "Ticker" layout options to optimize your screen resolution. You might need to re-adjust the elements on the template to make sure they fit the canvas. For more details about zoning, please visit our Zoning app article

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4. Now you can edit the template using the tools on the element menu, or link data under the data tab to customize content. 

Visit our Templates App - Dynamic Images and Custom Triggers article for more information about linking data to your template.

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Creating a Template

You can also make your own template, using the blank canvas option. 

1. Click the "+" symbol to add a blank canvas

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2. Name the sign

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3. Change the background color(s) and style

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5. Follow the steps in the next section to add content to your sign, or link data to import or 

Visit our Templates App - Dynamic Images and Custom Triggers article for more information about linking data to your template.

 

Adding Content

You are ready to add content to your template! There are multiple media types to help you build your template on the canvas. They are text, countdown/up timer, date, shape, and images.

 

1. Click "Text" to add words. You can customize the color, size, and font

2. Click "Countdown/up" to add a timer. The count-up timer can be used as a "days since" timer

  • Select the "Display" tab to turn off/on time interval

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  • Select the "Format" tab to change the date/time format

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  • Select "Date" tab to set the date and time

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3. Click "Date" to add a date. Choose from various date/time formats

4. Click "Shape" to add shapes. You can customize fill and outline colors

5. Click "Image" to upload images from your computer, browser, Dropbox, Box, Instagram, or Google Photos

File Types: Images should be .JPEG, .PNG, or .GIF

6. Click "Image Placeholder" to add images linked to triggered content via a data spreadsheet. For more details about using the dynamic image placement option, please visit our Templates App - Dynamic Images & Custom Triggers article

File Types: Images should be .JPEG, .PNG, or .GIF

 

Canvas Tool & Shortcuts

You can move, scale and rotate elements you have placed on the canvas.

1. Select the element you want to adjust

2. Hover your mouse over the selected element to use these tools

  • Rotate

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  • Move

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  • Resize

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3. Use these shortcuts to help refine your material:

  • Lock precise degrees: Press "Shift" while rotating
  • Move components: Use arrow keys 
  • Multi-select items: Hold "Shift/Ctrl/Cmd" while selecting items
  • Bold text: Ctrl/Cmd + b
  • Italicize text: Ctrl/Cmd + i
  • Save: Ctrl/Cmd + s
  • Copy: Ctrl/Cmd + c
  • Cut: Ctrl/Cmd + x
  • Paste: Ctrl/Cmd + v
  • Undo: Ctrl/Cmd + z
  • Redo: Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + z
  • Cancel element selection: Esc

 

 

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