About Templates

When you create a project and add content (e.g., topics, snippets, stylesheets) or project-related elements (e.g., tables of contents, targets, skins) to it, you can use templates. A template is simply an existing file or element of the same type that you are creating. By basing your addition on a template, you are giving yourself a head start because the template already contains some settings or formatting for you.

In most cases, Flare provides you with one or more templates (called "factory templates"), so you do not need to worry about coming up with your own. However, if you want, you can create your own templates and use them when you create new projects or add new elements to a project. Templates can be especially useful when you are working on a team.