Templates allow you to save existing node structures from your Story Map and reuse them to accelerate the creation of your narrative. In addition to the ones that you create, several default templates are included for you to experiment with.
To create a template, select all corresponding nodes, then right-click on one. In the context menu, select ‘create template’. You will be prompted to give the template a name. Click ‘OK’ and the node will then be saved. Note that non-default templates are saved on a per-project basis.
Adding or Inserting Templates
Right-click on the background field of your Story Map to select ‘Add Template’. This will open the template selection dialog. Choose a template from the dropdown and click ‘OK’. This will add the selected template to your Story Map, but will not connect it to any existing nodes.
To insert a template into an existing node structure, right-click on the desired node and choose ‘Insert’. This will open the template selection dialog. Choose a template from the dropdown and click ‘OK’. This will insert the selected template into your Story Map and connect it via a transition.