Have you ever wished you could use one of your favorite layouts in another project? Or would you like to create some borders or other decorations that could be used again and changed to suit the project? You CAN do all that and more - here's how!
1. Duplicate the page you'd like to save.
2. Remove all images (right click each box and choose 'remove photo from frame'), papers (just fill the selected shapes with shades of gray), text (remove text; leave text boxes if desired), and embellishments (you can leave these if integral to the page, although you may want to fill them with shades of white or gray) from the duplicate page. This will leave you with a 'gray box' page. All elements should be 'live'. Save your changes to this page. [NOTE: Do NOT use 'save pages as' - just save the page as normal!]
3. Create a blank Storybook project specifically for saving templates and pages. I have created books like this for each size Storybook. I name mine "Sample 12", "Sample 11", "Sample 8", etc. based on the page size. Save it in the same place you save your other Storybook projects.
4. Open the new project (Sample 12) and on the Home ribbon, click 'Import Pages'. The "Get pages from folders" dialog box will appear. Scroll through the directory of folders that appears until you find your Storybook Projects. Open the one that contains the original and new 'gray box' pages.
5. All of the pages from that Storybook will show up in the window to the right of the directory. Scroll through until you find your new 'gray box' page. [NOTE: If the pages shown have a red X on them, they are not the same size as the book you are trying to import them into and you will not be able to select them. Just check to make sure you've opened the right size project!] Select the page(s) you want to import, and then click "Get Pages." The page will show up as the last page in your open project.
6. After you have imported the 'gray box' page into your Sample project, be sure to remove it from the original Storybook.
7. When you want to use a page from your Sample book, simply import it into the desired project as described in steps 4 and 5. For more information on this, please refer to your SBC+ User Guide (click on the yellow button with the question mark in it at the top right of the Storybook screen). This information can be found on page 100 of the User Guide.
8. You can create whole books of live pages like this, and you can make pages of borders or other decorations as well. Remember not to add photos or papers to your Sample book pages - you'll want to store them here for use over and over.
9. As always, have fun with it!