Chapter 13

LayOut Collections

LayOut has two series of collections: title blocks and scrapbooks. Customizing, organizing, and using each of these types of collections will help you create LayOut presentations more easily and more efficiently. By effectively using LayOut collections, you will be able to open your own title block and already have your company’s address and logo inserted, so you won’t have to keep changing it; Your office’s graphic standards will be available at the click of a button, and shared on a network drive where everyone can add and contribute. All of this and more is possible with LayOut collections.

Templates

Templates can be quite useful for a number of things. They can be very hard-lined traditional architectural title blocks, or they can even be optimized for screen presentations. In this section, you will create your own customized, architectural title block.

TIP Once you’ve started making a LayOut presentation with a specific template, you won’t be able to switch to a different template. You can, however, modify the new presentation to look however you like.

Creating a Title Block Template

Before you can use a title block template, you’ll need to create it. You have already reviewed all of the skills and tools you need to do just that.

Getting Started

Follow these step-by-step instructions to create your own architectural title block.

1. Open LayOut and start a new presentation using the BIC_8.5x11 – Landscape template.
2. Click on the File ...

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