With the help of the template function it is possible to optimise your workflow regarding creation of facts. You can bind a fact to a folder so everytime when someone creates a fact in this folder it is created at this basis.
For example: If you tell a folder to use the service image as template it is only possible to create images in that folder.
Example from the practical experience:
Everytime you need the same protocol for the minutes of the meeting. Instead of creating it again and again you create it once and use it as a template of the protocol folder. Everytime when you add a protocol for the minutes of the meeting it is created as a clone of the template -> no further layouting needed.
Extract from the usermanual:
With this option you can use a template fact (text) for all facts you create in the folder.
Choose to create a folder and in the "Template fact ID" field type the id of the fact you want to use as a template.
There are 2 ways for using the template:
1. Afterwards when you create a fact in this folder the template fact will open automatically in the form. You should just add your content and publish the fact.
2. Create a new fact and factinclude the folder that contains the template. You should add includeall="1" in the "OR enter manual options:" field of the factinclude form. When you then look at your fact you will see the folder`s content (if it is not empty) and an "add" button bellow the content. By clicking the button the template form will open and you will publish your new content directly in the folder.