Working with templates

mAuthor offers the possibility of creating ready-to-use presentation templates that can be later reused and adapted according to the user's specific requirements. There is a list of ready-made templates in mAuthor but it is also possible to create your own presentation models.

To save your time, it is possible to define a CSS class for each type of a module individually. For instance, you can specify the font color, size and style for all text modules used as paragraph titles in a template. It can be done in "Presentation" -> "Edit CSS" section where you can name and define individual CSS classes for different module types.

The previously assigned modules are later displayed in the drop-down menu in the "Styles" section of your template and can be easily selected to give formatting to a chosen module.

It is essential to remember that in order to use the predefined CSS classes properly, they need to be appropriately named in the "Edit CSS" section. For instance, if you want to define text modules, you need to give them distinctive names in the "Edit CSS" section, e.g. text1, text2 or text_title. Otherwise, they won't be properly displayed in the drop-down menu in the "Styles" section.