After choosing whether to work with a blank template, a pre-designed template or an existing project, you will automatically be taken into the editor.
What you see there will depend on what you’ve chosen. If you have selected a pre-designed template or an existing project, you will see the front cover of the publication displayed on the canvas area. If you’ve chosen to use a blank template, the display on the canvas area will be empty.
The editor is split into 3 sections:
- The canvas: denoted by the red outline in the image below
- The toolbar panel: denoted by the blue outline
- The project management panel: denoted by the green outline
Page components can be accessed and edited in the canvas area. To change a particular component’s properties, select it on the canvas and then choose from the options available in the toolbar panel to the right of the canvas. Text fields can be edited directly on the canvas.
You can undo and redo any changes that you have made to the canvas here, too. You will find these options in the top right of the canvas tab.
The Toolbar Panel
The toolbar panel is permanently fixed to the absolute right of the editor window. This panel grants access to all the functionality of Experios including:
- Layout Library
The main engine of the Experios editor, the Contents Tab has 3 sections: Features, Layouts and Advanced.
This section includes all the components you might need to create page layouts including text fields, images, spacer blocks, videos, boxes, links, buttons, quotes and many more.
This section includes the pre-designed page layouts that our team have created so that you can create publications more quickly. There are covers, text blocks, galleries, headers, cards, graphs and more. Simply click on the layout option that best suits your needs, select ‘OK’, and the layout will be added automatically to your page.
This section is where you can add a layer of complexity to your designs. We’ll describe this feature in more detail later on.