Author-it templates are objects upon which you base other objects in order to impose structure on conent. Oject templates control publishing behavior and formatting.
When you base a new object on a template, the template properties are inherited by that object, so that you don't need to set properties manually in each object. Inheritance enables authors to focus on the integrity of their content, rather than formatting. Inherited properties appear in blue.
Object templates contain the settings most appropriate for many situations.
Reuse Author-it’s default templates, or create your own custom templates.