The templates, which are offered during the creation of a new project, can also be inserted into a project via the page toolbar as page templates. In this way, you can create a project with multiple pages, which can be for example scheduled for display in specific time periods, event-driven at user interaction, or displayed depending on the screen assignment (Monitor 1 and Monitor 2). In addition, you can use pages and the navigation function to create interactive projects in which the various pages of the project can be presented by pressing defined elements. You can find more information on the use of page templates in our tutorial videos.
1.1 Insert page templates
1.2 Structure of page templates
Page templates can be inserted via the plus button in the page toolbar next to existing pages. When inserting page templates into a container element, a page container (titled "New page") is created, which contains a content layer and a background layer. With creating a new page, you can define the title of the new page and its function (Target of a navigation, Screensaver page or Page on the second screen). It is recommended to adjust the title of the new page so you can later recognize the page by title.
Basically the top page of the Pages section (tree view) will always be displayed if no display conditions are defined for pages. When using display conditions, the display conditions are ranked in the inspector from top to bottom. In that case, pages where no conditions are set are subject to the display conditions of higher ranked pages! This means for two pages with the same display conditions the top page is always displayed on the client. Display conditions are not transferred to higher levels. If a page is not displayed, the subordinated elements are not displayed.
In contrast to all standard elements
, page templates
have a background layer
in addition to the content layer
. Using the background layer, you can create two-level projects.
This makes it possible to, for example, display text elements or images over a background video. In principle, all standard elements
can be inserted into the background layer
, except webpage elements
The background layer and the content layer can not be edited in their size or title. The size of these layers is determined by the size of the page container. The layout function is not available for the page containers of the page templates.
1.3 The usage of page templates
You can use the page templates
for example to create a screen saver that is displayed when no user activity occurs at the terminal. To create a screen saver, you should add a second page to the project and activate the screensaver setting in the dialog New page for project
. Even after creating a page, you can still then activate in the display conditions
of this page element, under Event driven - User activity - user is not active (idle mode/screensaver)
. You can also use the display conditions
to display different pages at different times or you define a page as a navigation target. You can find more information on the usage of page templates in our tutorial videos.
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