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How to build an example Layout Template?

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Using our free background images to set up example Layouts or to use as a template for your own content is straight forward. Following the steps below will guide you through the process of setting these up.

Add the template to your Layout Designer:

When you've downloaded one of our backgrounds, you can add this to your Layout Designer and you will then be ready to add the Schedulable Zones required to your design.

Add the Zones to your Layout:

Your template will now be loaded in your Layout Designer and now it is time to begin adding the Zones where your content will eventually play. Before we give you the coordinates of each zone, here's a quick recap on how you can add the zones and where you edit the coordinates about to be shown:

How to add your Schedulable Zones
You can add your Schedulable Zones by following these steps within the Layout Designer:

  1. Please click on the Content Zones tab.
  2. Drag and drop your Schedulable Content Zone on to your template.
  3. Select your newly added zone, now click on the Layer Basics tab.
  4. The Layer Basics tab will appear which allows you to set the coordinates and size of your zone.

How to add your RSS Zone
Next you can add your RSS Zone to your template by following these steps:

  1. Please click on the Content Zones tab.
  2. Drag and drop your RSS Zone on to your template.
  3. Select your newly added zone, now click on the Layer Basics tab.
  4. The Layer Basics tab will appear which allows you to set the coordinates and size of your RSS Zone.

Setting the Coordinates of each Zone:

The following table gives you the coordinates of the zones that will help you create each template:

The following table contains the coordinates for every "2 Zone Template":

Template: Education [Version 1]
 Type: Landscape Templates Portrait Templates
Zones: X Y Width Height X Width Height
Schedulable Zone 1 128 209 1016 572 66 283  950 534
Schedulable Zone 2 1250 207 547 646 66 940  946 643
Schedulable Zone 3  - -        
RSS Zone 1  101 927 1717 77 0 1703  1080 77 

The following table contains the coordinates for every "3 Zone Template":

Template: Education [Version 2]
 Type: Landscape Templates Portrait Templates
Zones: X Y Width Height X Width Height
Schedulable Zone 1 128 209 1016 572 66 283 950 534
Schedulable Zone 2 1256 107 535 354 66  900  451  714 
Schedulable Zone 3 1256 500 535 354 563  900  451  714 
RSS Zone 1 101 927 1717 77 0 1703  1080  77 

Saving your Layout

Now that you have added the background template and added your zones, you can now save the Layout to your network by clicking on the Home Tab and then selecting the Save Icon, within the Layout Designer.

Well done, you've just created your template.

 

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