This article will address the following:

  1. Save As Capabilities
  2. Save As Settings

Save As Capabilities

Summary: The Save As Tab allows users to save their current experience as either a Page, Template, and/or Export. These pages can be stored and uploaded for your future convenience. After completing the Save As Page action, the following will appear:

  • Save - Clicking this will save the page to the current location it exists on.
  • Go To Page - Clicking this will transition the page from the design canvas to the end user view. Any unsaved changes will prompt a dialogue box asking if you would like to leave the page before you have saved your recent changes.

How do I use it? When you first open a page, you will only be shown the Save As button. When you click on this button, you will be shown three options:

  • Save As Page - This saves the experience as a normal .aspx page. You will be directed to save this page to the sites Site Pages folder of the site collection you are currently in, with the option to move it to another folder by clicking the magnifying glass to open the asset picker.
  • Save As Template - This allows you to save the page as a template. This will be saved into the Saved Page Templates list within the LiveTiles Design subsite. You will be able to manage these from the landing page should you be part of the LiveTiles Owners group.
  • Save As Export - This allows you to save the page as an Export. When this option is clicked, the page is downloaded as a .JSON file which is named after what the page is currently saved as. These file types (.JSON) can serve as master file templates because they can be uploaded through LiveTiles Design. 

Save As Settings 

What happens once you click Save As? Clicking Save As will prompt you with a dialogue box, giving three options for saving the page.

Save As Page
You will be prompted with a dialogue box which gives you three options: Page Title, File Name, and Location. 

  • Page Title - Sets the title of the page. It is not to be confused with the file name as that is a separate category. It is the name you assign to a page that appears within its domain and the name that appears when in a search browser. 
  • File Name - Sets the name of the file. 
  • Location - Designates the location within the SharePoint site collection where the page will be saved.

Save As Template
You will be prompted with a dialogue box which gives you only one option: Template Name.

  • Template Name - Sets the name of the template. 

Save As Export
You will be prompted with a dialogue box which gives you a single toggle option: Bundle Image Files References by this Page. 

  • Bundle Image Files Referenced by this Page - When this is checked on, the page will save as a .JSON file and will be grouped with all of the images that were being used on it. Whether the images came from within page row settings, or any tile settings, it will collect the images and save it alongside the .JSON file. However, background images added to the page settings will not be saved. 
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