Advanced Template Locking

The new locking feature makes it easy for users to have brand control over Lucidpress documents. Document creators can now lock down individual elements in a document to prevent others from changing them later.
  • Size and position
  • Style
  • Content

You can set up the locking feature from three different places in the Lucidpress editor

  • Context pane


  • Right click


  • Arrange menu


To verify what has been locked on the document, go to View > Show locking restrictions.

The red lock shows the size and position, style, and content is fully locked. The yellow lock indicates partial locking. Hover over the yellow lock icon for more information.


When creating a template, you can now permanently lock locked objects.

  1. Go to the Documents List
  2. Hover over document you would like to convert
  3. Select “More” on the document
  4. Select “Convert to Template”
  5. Check “Enforce locking restrictions”


When a user creates a document from a locked template, they can mouse-over the document content to see the red and yellow locking restrictions the template creator has set. The collaborator will see the red and yellow locks in the document. This will give them guidance as they edit the document.



The user can also go to View > Show locking restrictions to see all at once.Screen_Shot_2017-03-20_at_12.12.41_PM.png


The simple locking feature is, as before, found in the layers pane. This feature allows any collaborator on a document to fully lock and unlock items in a document to prevent, for example, accidentally moving those objects. Please note that simple locking cannot be used on documents created from Advanced Template Locking templates, and that simple locking can not be converted to permanent locking. To permanently lock items in a template, use Advanced Template Locking as described above. 


Want to learn more about template locking? Download our free product brochure.