The platform counts on a template rendering addon. This plugin brings core functionalities that enable users to create documents from a template, with content being automatically extracted from Athento ECM, and to have an automated rendering generated from a set of user-defined preferences.
The principle of the template rendering feature is the following:
- A template file (Word file, OpenOffice.org file,...) is created outside the platform. This file holds some fields that will automatically be filled in with content defined in Athento ECM.
- A user creates a template, to which he attaches the template file (or fills in the Note content in case of a web template). He fills in the template properties, that will define under which conditions the template is available: for which document types, under which circumstances, etc.
- When users create a new document for which a template is available, they can use it. If some template elements are left to be edited or filled in by the document's contributors, they can set them.