Introduction to projects, templates and documents
This article applies to the following permission levels:
|✅ Contributor||✅ Author||✅ Designer||✅ Admin|
This article explains the high-level differences between projects, templates, and documents and how they interact with each other in the Outfit platform.
What are projects, templates, and documents?
Projects are Outfit’s way of arranging a selection of documents into a folder. They are the top-level organising containers that house the individual design files where users can create collateral. Apart from keeping your documents organised, they also manage what team has access to the documents within. This means an author in ‘Team A’, will only be able to access Team A’s Projects.
Templates are the framework and starting point for building documents. They contain editable 'inputs' that allow users to customise certain elements of the collateral, including text, images, colours etc. Some elements of the template are unable to be edited to ensure all artwork created in Outfit adheres to your brand's style guidelines. All templates can be found in the Template Library, which can be opened by clicking the 'Add document' button from within the Projects screen.
Not sure how to find the right template? Check out this article.
Once a user has added a template to their project, it becomes a document. Documents are the individual pieces of collateral that live inside a project folder e.g. brochures, web ads, signage, business cards, social media tiles etc. Documents may or may not require approval in order to be exported and downloaded, shared or printed.
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