Templates for projects

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Templates for projects

A help project template is simply an entire Help+Manual project with all its settings, including all your styles and all the settings and items in the Project Explorer. A project template can include topics with content but it does not have to. If you have topics that you always use (for example terms and conditions, introductions and so on) you may want to include them.

The difference between HTML skins and project templates

Unlike HTML skins, project templates are used as a model for new projects. You can also apply project templates to existing projects but this is a little more complicated (see below).

Skins are applied when you publish and do not affect the settings in your current project, the settings in project templates become an integral part of your project.

Click to expand/collapseHow to create a project template from an existing project
Click to expand/collapseHow to use a template to create a new project
Click to expand/collapseHow to apply a template to an existing project
Click to expand/collapseUsing our examples to create your own project

See also:

Creating Projects

Creating and Editing Topics