Canto supports InDesign Brand Templates. These can be uploaded from InDesign to Canto to allow specific users to edit or download these templates.

Designers can upload InDesign files to Canto and optionally allow other users to edit certain parts of these files while maintaining brand consistency. 


Brand Templates require PrintUI credentials! To receive these credentials, contact your account manager or implementation specialist.


Creation of InDesign Templates


An InDesign Template is created within InDesign. The designer may choose what is editable by those who receive the document. 

Layers, objects and frames that are meant to be fixed and not editable must be moved into the Background Layer.

Layers and objects that are meant to be editable (replaced, resized, moved and rotated) must be Locked but the frame itself cannot be moved or resized.


Brand Templates do not support embedded images! Use local images, when creating your InDesign document that will later be used as a Brand Template in Canto. 


After creating the template, Preflight the document using the management panel. Once the document is error free, upload the file to Canto from within InDesign.


A more detailed article on how to create a Brand Template in InDesign can be found here: https://support.canto.com/support/solutions/articles/9000172695-creating-canto-brand-templates-in-adobe-indesign-2019 


Editing InDesign Templates


Distributing Templates in Canto

Templates can be distributed from either a Portal or the main library. For the majority of use cases we recommend distributing Brand Templates via Portals to reduce risk of overriding the master template in the main library. It is necessary to understand what the workflow requires and then use the respective interface.

 

Portals

When editing the template in a portal, the user will not be able to save the template back to the portal since Portals are read-only. The user will be able to customize and download the new file either as an InDesign package, PDF, PNG or JPG.

  

Main Library

When editing the template in the Main Library, a contributor requires two permissions – Customize Template and Save to Main Library and Customize Template and Download. This would allow the Contributor to 1) customize the template and override the existing file in the Main Library and 2) customize the template and download the template, either as an InDesign package, PDF, PNG or JPG. 


A more detailed article on how to edit a Brand Template as an end user can be found here: https://support.canto.com/support/solutions/articles/9000172696-how-to-access-and-edit-brand-templates