With Paligo's templates feature, you can create a "model" of a publication, and use this as the basis for other "real" publications that you will publish as PDF, HTML5, or any of Paligo's other outputs. This is a great way to:

  • Save time when setting up the structure of publications (that need to use the same structure)

  • Apply consistent structure to your publications and topics across a range of different projects.

The idea is that when you use templates when you want multiple publications to have the same (or similar) structure. Instead of recreating that structure for each publication, you create it once as a template, and then create new publications based on the template. The new publications will automatically inherit the structure and content from the template they are based on.


We strongly recommend that you only use templates when there is a clear need to use the same structure repeatedly in your content. If it is the actual content that needs to be repeated, rather than the structure, you can use Paligo's content reuse features instead. These will give you more control over how and where the content is reused.

But templates are not only for publications. It's also possible to create a template for a topic, so that you can create individual topics that contain the same structure. For example, you might want to have a "Specifications" topic that contains a table that is designed in a particular way. By adding that table to a topic template, you can create it once in one place, and then you can create new topics based on the template. The new topics will automatically contain the table.

To find out how to create templates and understand the rules that apply, see: