- Video Introduction to Project Templates
- What Are Project Templates?
- How to Create or Update a Template?
- How to Edit a Template?
- How to Create a Project from a Template?
- How Share the new Project Created out of a Template?
Video Introduction to Project Templates
What Are Project Templates?
Project templates are a great tool to manage assignments that require always completing the same set of tasks, for example introducing a new member into your company or preparing a monthly report for your customer.
In addition to the list of tasks, a template will also record all participating users along with their responsibilities, categories, time needed, recurrence, all comments and project notes.
To view all your templates, go to the templates tab:
How to Create or Update a Template?
To create a new template, open the source project (1-2), go to the info bar (3) and use the "Create Template" button (4):
You will be asked to input the template name (1) and, once done; you will need to "Create" (2) it.
Please remember that the dates you added to the tasks in the project are relative and not fixed. The most important thing is that the template shows the date you originally set in the project. That is why creating a template from the project will change the dates accordingly. For example, in a project, we have a task called „Marketing Meeting“ created on June 12th, and we added a due date "June 13th". Right now the task is marked as overdue. However, we want to create a template for this particular project now. Today is July 14th, so the date of „Marketing Meeting“ becomes July 15th (one day after creating the task).
You can easily update the template in the info bar in the project view or just edit it in the template view.
You can also create a template from a scratch. Just pick templates in left menu and use “+” button to add a new one.
Once you create it, you can open its Infobar (1) and change its color (2) and icon (3).
How to Edit a Template?
Templates can be edited the same way as any other project in Nozbe. You can add new tasks, edit or remove them. Please note that the edited template can be overwritten when you update the template in the project view. The list of templates can be edited in the ‘edit‘ view (three dots on the bottom of the site), you can select here the templates you wish to edit.
- select all templates to edit them
- or only one or two
- change the name of template
- reorder per drag and drop
- or delete it
- do not forget to save the changes by clicking 'done'.
How to Create a Project out of a Template?
It is quite easy.
- Go to "Templates".
- Choose a template from your list
- Go to its info bar by clicking the "i" icon
- Click "Create Project".
In this view you can see the name of the template you used to create the new project (1), you can type the new projects name here (2), with the tick set in this window all people saved in the template will automatically be invited to the newly created project. (You can always untick it when you don´t wish to invite them). With the button "Create" (4) you´ll create a new project from your template.
How Share the new Project Created out of a Template?
If there are any other users saved in the template, invitations to the new project will be sent automatically to them, as soon as you create the project. You can see them here (1), you can add more people to this new project (or remove some of them) which you´re going to create (2), or you can share the template with all people you want (3).
You can copy this link and send it per email or share it on your Facebook or Twitter account.
Or share your template and your knowledge and ideas with other Nozbe user on our how.nozbe.com site!