All Spotlight Presentations need a template. Templates are custom layouts that allow you to design your presentation to match the colors, look, and feel of your brand - or your client's. Templates offer rich customization options, and once created, can be reused in new presentations by any user on the account who creates a new presentation. 

Creating A Template

Start using the Spotlight editor by clicking the Spotlight flame icon in the left-hand panel under projects. Here is where you can select an already made template or create an all-new one.

Share:
Toggling this on allows you to share your template across the workspace that is available in Spotlight for all of permitted Users.

Portal:
Under template type you can select the Portal option to create a microsite.

Slides:
Your template type can also be Slides if you are looking to create a slide deck. 

Once you are done selecting your settings, click CREATE TEMPLATE to be directed to the blank canvas where you will build your template.

Adding Elements to Your Template

To began adding content to your template, open the Elements panel by clicking the plus (+) icon in the left-hand panel.

Clicking an item in the Elements panel will add it to your canvas. Once added, you can click and drag the element anywhere on your canvas as well as use your arrow keys to nudge the item in your desired direction.

Elements are grouped into three categories: Type, Basic, and Media

On the right-hand side is the properties panel. This provides many options for customizing your elements. Select any element on your canvas and then view the properties panel to see the available options.

Page Settings

Click on the gear icon in the left-hand toolbar to open the page settings panel. 

Here you can adjust the size of your template as well as the background by either selecting a specific color or inserting an image.

Using the Layers Panel

The Layers panel lists all of the elements you have added to a page. To reorder them, click and drag the elements. 

Using the Media Browser Panel

Adding your assets is easily accessible now via the Media Browser Panel. Us it to browse through your projects and to drag and drop assets from the panel to onto your canvas.

Using the Playlists Panel

The Playlists panel holds all available playlists and lets you create a new playlist without exiting the Spotlight editor. To insert a playlist into a media gallery, drag and drop the playlist directly from the Playlists panel to the media gallery on your canvas.

Saving Your Work and Exiting

Save your work by clicking “Save” along the top of the template editor.  From there you can update the name/description as well as export.

You can exit the template by clicking on the button in the bottom left corner of the screen. Don't worry - if you clicking the exit button a confirmation window will pop up in case you forgot to save your changes.

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