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working_with_templates [2013/04/11 08:42]
achim created
working_with_templates [2013/05/05 16:16] (current)
david Revised wording. Explained how to make system-wide availability.
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 ====== Working With Templates ====== ====== Working With Templates ======
  
-BoinxTV comes with a great set of customizable [[Templates]]. However ,you can build your own templates visible in the template chooser when creating a new document.+BoinxTV comes with a great set of customizable [[Templates]]. However, you can build your own templates ​that will be visible in the template chooser when creating a new document.
  
 {{ :​template-chooser.png?​direct&​400 |}} {{ :​template-chooser.png?​direct&​400 |}}
  
-The benefits of creating ​a template of your show is that once you have setup your document with all the bells and whistles it can't be easily destroyed ​by a newbe. For example if you are working in a school with kidsyou should be confident that they can'​t ​mess up your document: You create ​a template ​which the kids has to choose when starting ​new show. Now that they torn a document from the template ​stack they can mess around with it. The original ​template ​file stays untouched.+When you create ​a template of your show you can be assured ​that your work won't be easily destroyed ​or overwritten. For exampleif you are working in a school with kids you don'​t ​have to worry about them making unwanted changes to the default ​document. When they select ​a template to use, copy is made that is unaffiliated with the template ​file. When it is saved it will ask for a new location and will not overwrite the template.
  
 Creating a BoinxTV Template is very easy: Creating a BoinxTV Template is very easy:
  
-  - Create a regular BoinxTV document including all graphics and settings you need to do so that it is ready to record ​your show. +  - Create a regular BoinxTV document including all graphics and settings you need so that it is ready to record ​show. 
-  - Save this document ​"as a template" ​by selecting **Save -> Save as Template...**. You are prompted to give your template a name, a summary and a description. ​Also you are able to put in your own graphics ​which will be shown in the template chooser.+  - Save this document as a template by selecting **File -> Save as Template...**. You are prompted to give your template a name, a summary and a description. ​You are also able to choose ​your own graphic ​which will be shown in the template chooser.
   - Thats it!   - Thats it!
  
 Now you are able to select your template in the template chooser. If you want to make changes to it, just create a new document from it and save it as template again. Now you are able to select your template in the template chooser. If you want to make changes to it, just create a new document from it and save it as template again.
  
-The templates gets stored in+When "​Template Availability"​ is set to Home, the templates gets stored in ''​~/​Library/​Application Support/​Boinx/​BoinxTV/​Templates/''​ and will only be available for the user that made it.
  
-''​~/​Library/​Application Support/​Boinx/​BoinxTV/​Templates/​''​+If you would like the template available system-wide (such as in the school scenario above), select Computer instead of Home. If you are given an error indicating you don't have permission to save there, then you must manually create a folder ''​Boinx''​ in ''/​Library/​Application Support'' ​as an administrator.
  
-Since template files are more or less regular BoinxTV documents you can move BoinxTV document to this folder manually ​too.+Since template files are technically ​regular BoinxTV documents you can move BoinxTV document to this folder manually ​to make it an available template. If you have made a template you would like to use on multiple computers you can simply put it in this folder on all the computers.
working_with_templates.txt · Last modified: 2013/05/05 16:16 by david