Importing Templates and Styles

You can import templates and styles from other systems. When you import a template or style, it is copied to the same locations used when you create a custom or project template or style. See Locations of Template and Style Files for more information.

To import a template or style using the File menu
  1. Choose either File > Import > Style or File > Import > Template.

  2. Use the import dialog to navigate to the templates or styles you want to import. You can select a single file or multiple files.

  3. Select the Project checkbox if you want the template or style to be available to this project only. Deselecting Project makes this template or style available to all projects on this system.

  4. Click Import to import the files.

To import a template or style using the Palette
  1. Click the Templates or Styles tab in the Palette.

    Note: When importing a style, it is not necessary to select the proper style type (button, layout, and so on). All style types can be imported.

  2. Control-click in the Paletteā€™s thumbnail area, then choose Import from the shortcut menu.

  3. Use the import dialog to navigate to the templates or styles you want to import. You can select a single file or multiple files.

  4. Select the Project checkbox if you want the template or style to be available to this project only. Deselecting Project makes this template or style available to all projects on this system.

  5. Click Import to import the files.

The imported templates and styles appear in the Palette and are ready for use.

There are several factors that determine how well an imported template or style will work on your system.