You can apply formatting to your story by using a template, which provides predefined layouts and placeholders for objects to help you build a story. When creating a new story, you can choose a template as a starting point. You can also apply a template to an existing story by selecting Layouts in the main toolbar.
There are three categories of templates to choose from, depending on the type of story you are trying to create:
Monitor - These layouts can help you create a story ideal for monitoring your data or create a boardroom monitor. The layouts combine tiles such as maps, content, and keyfigures.
Report - These layouts can help you create a story ideal for reporting. The layouts combine tiles such as charts, tables, and annotations.
Present - These layouts can help you create a story ideal for presentations. The layouts provide the formatting and elements necessary to create a slide deck.
You can also create your own templates simply by saving a story as a Template. Saving the story as a template removes all data and converts charts, tables, maps, input controls, and value driver trees into empty placeholders. All grid pages and custom formatting are removed.