How to edit a template in Lytho?

Under the menu you can open your templates page. Select the template you want to edit and click the pencil-icon.

Navigate via the menu to the templates page and select the template you wish to edit. Click the edit icon on the right side of the preview to edit the template settings. Lytho's template settings constist of 4 tabs, each with its own information and configuration options:

  • General: A template can be given a name, description and tags to help clarify it's purpose and findability in Lytho.
  • Input: A Lytho template source is an InDesign file (.idml). These files can be uploaded to your Lytho environment using the Lytho plugin for InDesign. After uploading, you can select the correct InDesign file under the Input tab. You can search for the file name or check the previews to find the correct file for your template.
  • Fields: Template fields are defined in its source file in InDesign via the Lytho plugin. In Lytho the fields can be configured as a text, rich text or an asset field. Field settings also provide a way to set default text in a text field or a default asset in an asset field.
  • Output: Templates can be used to generate different kinds of output. With the output settings, you can configure which filetypes will be displayed after a publication has been generated with this specific template. You can choose jpeg, png and pdf files. The pdf output can be formatted with standard InDesign job-options like High-Quality Print, Lowest File Size and PDF/X-4:2008. These job options may be meaningless to your Lytho users, so you can set a user-friendly display name for each output type.