Saving templates to sharepoint 2010 in a coportate environemnt


#1

I work in an IT department of a bank and am wondering how we can save our Balsamiq templates on sharepoint 2010. The problem I am having is when I save the .bmml files on the sharepoint then it does not save the assets.

Please advise how we can do this?


#2

Hi @SSS,

Thanks for reaching out today.

Are you using a recent version of Balsamiq Mockups for desktop?
We introduced a new file format (BMPR) that replaced the BMML files when we released version 3. Now all elements of a projects are contained in one single file as detailed here: https://docs.balsamiq.com/desktop/intro/#projects

So I see two options here:

  1. If you’d like to continue using the same version (with BMML files), you would need to share also the related “assets” folders with contains your project assets.

  2. You can also upgrade to the latest version (3.2.4) from this page: https://balsamiq.com/download
    Here is the way to import your existing project(s) if needed: https://docs.balsamiq.com/desktop/intro/#importing-existing-files
    Once that is done, you will be able to share one single BMPR file that will contain all your assets too. Just a word of caution with this: we recommend to keep a local copy of your file, especially when working on it to avoid any conflicts with Sharepoint’s synchronization system. You can alway share back the file once you are done working on it if needed.

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you need any additional information about this, we’re always happy to help however we can! :smile:


#3

Hi thanks for the quick reply. Unfortunately we don’t have rights to install updates so have to use what’s available.

Please let me know what you mean by share related assets? So I need to include all of the files in the same folder? Or is there another way of sharing the assets?

I tested the first approach by copying the assets along with the mockup and it seemed to work. In that case I guess I’ll have to zip the mockups with the assets to store then when someone wants to retrieve they have to un-zip?

Thanks again!


#4

You’ve got it, @SSS. The “assets” folder needs to be included with any of the mockups that use images/symbols from it.

Just zip them together, and everything should work fine for anyone who unzips them!

Let us know if you run into any issues with it.