How do I create a folio?

Learn how to build your folio with sections, modules and canvases and use your toolbar to customize your content.

You can get started on a new folio by selecting the large red ‘+’ icon at the top right of your edit screen. From there, you can start with one of our templates or create a blank folio. Use the editor like a web builder to create your living doc however you need. Customizing your folios is simple with Xtensio’s intuitive editor.

  • Build your folio with interactive modules. These are the content holder of your folio. Move and resize. Add a background. Duplicate and share. Learn more.
  • Style your content with the toolbar. Format text styles. Insert images, videos, text links, CTA buttons and tables. Learn more.
  • Split your folio into slides with sections. Sections act as digital slides or can be used as pages on export for print. Rearrange. Change the background. Duplicate, share or export. Learn more.
  • Divide your folios into columns with the blank canvas. Canvases help you control the layout of your folio. Change the number of columns and stack modules. Update the color scheme or add a background with one click. Learn more.


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No. Credits can be purchased as a one-time purchase. Your account will remain on the free plan and your credits will never expire from your account.

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We offer bulk licensing discounts for qualifying non-profits and NGOs.

We offer 50% off the Business plan for non-profits and NGOs. Fill out our nonprofit application to get started.

On all Xtensio plans, you can invite as many people as you’d like to collaborate on any of your folios. You can learn more about collaboration here and team user roles here.

We do! We offer licensing options for classrooms, departments, and institutions. See our Education page for more info and fill out our EDU application.

Revision history backs up your work as you’re editing and allows you to revert to old versions of your folios.
Xtensio automatically saves your work as you complete a folio. You can view or revert to previously saved versions of your folio. Learn more.

We do not currently have trials. Schedule a demo to learn more.

Xtensio for Business is live! You can schedule a 30-minute demo with us to learn more about how the plan can benefit your team.

Yes. All Xtensio plans include 128 bit SSL encryption and backups to ensure your data is secure. You can make shared folio links private on premium plans. Here’s more on the range of sharing options on Xtensio, from completely private to public.

No. You can try all of our free templates with any of your plans. The limitations are only on your active folios.
Xtensio branding appears on all shared versions of your folios on the Free plan.

For Free accounts, Xtensio’s logo appears on exports, as well as publicly shared links to your work (footer, canvases, preview mode, presentation mode…) On Paid accounts, the Xtensio logo is removed from your folios.

A folio is an active project on your dashboard. When you save a template, this becomes an active folio.

A folio is your personal copy made from a template. It’s a live page you can edit, collaborate on and share. Here’s more on Making a Folio.

Yes, the free plan is really free. You will never be asked to provide credit card information for Xtensio’s free account.
If you’d like to stay on the free plan and create more than two folios, you can always delete/archive a folio to make room for a new one.