If an object is linked to a color placeholder and the object is saved into the Report Template library, then the link to the placeholder is saved as a part of the Report template. When the template is then imported into a project, the colors will be picked from the color template of the current project. The original colors will not be used. This means that an imported report template will immediately mimic the look and feel based on the color template of the current project.


The images below show two examples. If the user imports a Report template that looks like the first image below, then it could look like the second image after the import since the colors come from the color placeholder of the current project. The image below shows the template in the Report Template library.


The image below shows the results after the import.

Some of the categories in the color templates are mandatory and cannot be deleted (but the colors of these can, of course, be updated to fit your needs). The purpose of having these mandatory categories is so that Dapresy can fill the Report template library with predefined report templates so that these objects have the correct colors from the beginning. This reduces a lot of manual work and the need to correct the colors in the projects after an import from the Report template library.


*If you have an object that is linked to, for example, color placeholder X in project A which is stored in the report template library and then imported to project B (which does not have the color placeholder X), then it will get the original color since the corresponding placeholder does not exist.


To avoid these situations, we recommended that you only use the mandatory color categories/placeholders when setting up a project if you want to save items into the Report template library, as all these placeholders exist in all projects.