DraftPlus is a powerful tool on your iPad to create wireframes of your presentations or to publish the final version, when you are not at your desktop computer.
Starting from version 1.0.8 you can use the frames to create custom templates of pages, stickers…anything.
Let’s see how…
If you use presentations in your everyday office work, you have already reused presentations or old slides to produce : updated reports, newsletters etc. etc.
DraftPlus makes everything quicker and you can produce pdf presentations with the very same quality you are used to at your desktop computer.
In this example we will create a presentation only with one page, the one we want to save as a template.
Our page template will have a title, three text paragraphs, a table and an highlighted paragraph for the final message. To show the page layout, here the 3 paragraphs have dashed borders, but we will remove them, later on.
Each sticker can become a frame. When a sticker is set as a frame, every other sticker within its boundaries can be moved as a group.
Every sticker can be customised and stored as a custom sticker. If you save as custom sticker a frame, also all the stickers included in the group are stored.
This is the quickest way to create custom pages and reuse them among projects or share them with your team members….
In the figure below we added on the page a sticker and we positioned as page background. The size of the sticker is the size of the page (here 1024×768 pixels), so all the others page items are grouped.
If you move now the new added sticker, all the other elements follow.
Create a custom sticker
Using the sticker settings panel, we add the frame sticker as custom item to either the project or the group library. If you add the object to the group library, all the projects you create inside the group, will be able to use the new items. Since we are adding a frame that contains the right page layout we need, we can now go on any new project or page and add the new sticker.
When the page contains the text we want, we make the frame transparent and remove the borders.
The new page will look like the image below.
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