This article applies to the following Content Automation permission levels:
|✅ Contributor||✅ Author||✅ Designer||✅ Admin|
Document: Documents can be created by users from their available suite of templates. 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. These documents can be edited based on the inputs available in that template. Documents may or may not require approval in order to be exported and downloaded, shared, or printed.
Content Automation Template Library: A central repository where all of your organization's available templates are stored in the Outfit platform. This is where you will go to find and add a new template to your project.
Template Variation: A template variation is a separate version of a template that can be used as an alternative starting point for a document. Template variations allow Admins to enforce restrictions on users' input choices or change a template's default content. This allows Admins and Outfit designers to tailor a single template to multiple user bases and use cases.
This article will help the user understand how to resize documents that are created from flexible templates.
What are flexible templates?
Flexible or "Flexi" templates are uniquely designed so that documents created from them are resizable, meaning you can change the document's height and width. The maximum and minimum height/width that you can resize the document to varies between template variations.
Flexi template variations are marked with a blue Flexi icon in the template library:
How to resize documents
- First, make sure that the template that you used is flexible. If the document is not created using a Flexi template, then you won't be able to resize the document.
- From the project view, select the document that you'd like to resize by simply left-clicking it and then clicking Edit:
- In the edit screen, click the Size/Format button which is below the document's name and just above the preview:
- Two sliders will show up after clicking that button: one for the width and one for the height. You can drag the slider from one endpoint to another or you can enter a numerical value in the field to change the respective dimensions' values.
- You can only set the dimension value up to a certain range. The document will automatically save the dimensions that you've set but you can reset back to default by clicking the Reset Default Size button.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I change a document's size if it's not flexible?
The answer is you can't. Flexible templates are designed to be resizable and using non-Flexi templates will not work. Please contact your Central Marketing team / Admin if you think that a certain template should have this trait.