Robolly FAQ

How to delete an element in the template editor?

To delete an element, press Delete or Backspace on your keyboard.

Can I use a keyboard shortcut in the template editor?

Yes! Here is a list of supported shortcuts:

Delete selected element(s)Delete, Backspace
Save changes⌘+S   /   Ctrl+S
Undo changes⌘+Z   /   Ctrl+Z
Redo changes⌘+Shift+Z   /   Ctrl+Shift+Z
Move selected element(s) (1 px)Left, Up, Right, Down
Move selected element(s) (10 px)Shift+Left, Shift+Up, Shift+Right, Shift+Down
Copy selected element(s)⌘+C   /   Ctrl+C
Paste *⌘+V   /   Ctrl+C
  • * Works for selected elements within the same Robolly editor window
  • Works for an image copied from anywhere and automatically converts it into an image element
  • Works for SVG code which you can get in tools like Adobe XD or Figma by right click and "copy as SVG"

How to select multiple elements?

Press the Shift key and click on the elements you want to select.

How to make a group of elements?

Select multiple elements by pressing the Shift key and clicking on the elements you want to group.

In the right panel, click the Make group button.

Can I zoom in/out the image in the template editor?

Yes! To zoom in/out your view, click the arrow in the top bar and select your scaling.

How to make the text italics?

For italic text, you need to choose a font that supports italics.

  1. Select your text element.
  2. In the right panel, scroll to the Text section.
  3. Select the font type and weight.

If you want italics just for some parts of the text, then it's conditional styling what you want. You set it up in the template editor, and then in the dataset you surround the text you want italics with double stars **like this**.

We have many templates in the gallery that have the whole italic text and italic parts, so check the template gallery to see the configurations.

How to vertically align text within an Auto sizing area?

  1. Select your text element.
  2. In the right panel, scroll to the Text section, there you will find icons for aligning the text to the top, center, and bottom of the text-area.

You can always design your template from scratch using the Robolly template editor.

Or you can hire our designer to create a custom template for you. To do so, navigate to the Template gallery, click the Order a custom template button, and fill in the form with your requirements.

Is it possible to set template dimensions in mm / inch?

Yes, you can enter template dimensions in millimeters (mm) or inches (inch).

How to set up round corners for rectangle or image?

You can set up the round corners here:

Also, a quick tip: if you click the round corners icon, you'll be able to adjust each corner separately. Like this:

Can I create videos with Robolly?

Yes! Robolly has both image and video generation APIs. So you can programmatically create dynamic images (JPGs and PNGs), PDFs, and videos.

Can I add QR codes/barcodes to my templates?

Yes! To add a QR code to your template, click the QR element and then select the desired code type. The code element accepts content dynamically. Just pass valid content for the selected type when rendering the image.

As an inspiration, you can import a template from the template gallery that includes a QR code, for example, "Mysterious ID card".

File management

Can I set up a custom file name for the rendered files?

Yes, you can set up a custom file name syntax. Go to template editor and at the right panel look for "File name". There you can enter a custom file name syntax. Use {elementName} to access dynamic data. For example: {name} - {quote}. Note that template has to include the referenced variables as elements.

How to move files into a folder?

  1. Navigate to My templates.
  2. Click on the three dots icon in the template you want to move.
  3. Click on Move to folder.
  4. Select the desired folder and click the Move here button.

How to create a new folder?

  1. Navigate to My templates.
  2. Select one template you will move to your new folder.
  3. Click on Move to folder.
  4. Click on New folder here.
  5. Type in your folder’s name and click the Create folder & move template button.

How to delete a folder?

A folder will delete automatically if it does not contain any templates.

Can I restore a deleted template?

No, deleting a template is permanent, so it cannot be restored.

How to delete uploaded assets?

  1. Navigate to the Renders & assets section of your Dashboard.
  2. Switch over to the Uploaded assets section.
  3. Select the asset you want to delete and click the Delete button.

If you want to delete multiple assets, select them by creating a selection with a mouse like you'd do when working with files on your computer and click the Delete button. You can also shift-click to select multiple assets.


Can I import data to the Dataset?

Yes! You can import & export datasets via CSV.

How to choose PDF as the export option when rendering via Dataset?

  1. Open your Dataset.
  2. In the left panel, click the Add template button.
  3. Select your template.
  4. And now, choose the desired export format (JPG, PNG, PDF) and size.

Image rendering & API

Is it possible to adjust the output size/resolution when rendering images via API?

Yes! You can control the rendered image size with the scale parameter (min 0.1, max 3). So, if you have a template with size 1000x1000, you can get 2000x2000 by adding "scale=2" into the render link. Similarly get 500x500 with "scale=0.5".

Is it possible to force a download of the rendered image via API?

Yes! Use dl parameter in your render URL. If dl is present, it indicates the file should be downloaded when opening the render link in the browser. Example:

What parameters can I use in the render URL?

Besides element names, there are 3 query parameters you can use:

  • sig – request signature
  • scale – min 0.1, max 3
  • dl – if present, it indicates the file should be downloaded when opening the render link in the browser

Can I render multiple-page PDFs?

Yes, you can create and automatically generate multi-page PDFs with Robolly. To configure your PDF, navigate to the Multi PDFs section of your Dashboard.

Is it possible to customize colors of a rectangle or circle when rendering via Google Sheets?

Yes! When rendering via Google Sheets, you have the option to customize the color of rectangles and circles. To do so, select the corresponding column in the Google Sheets wizard. Here is an example that I created using the Frank Review 3 template from the Template gallery:

In your Google Sheet fill the corresponding column in with the desired color:

Results will look like this:

#2 row render#3 row render

Is it possible to customize fonts when rendering via Google Sheets?

Fonts cannot be customized at this time. However, as a workaround, I suggest duplicating your template and setting up multiple templates with different fonts. This way, you can still achieve the desired look.


What integrations does Robolly support?

Robolly has:

You can find details about these native integrations in the Render mode of your template > section “Set up automations”.

Besides that, Robolly is extremely simple to work with and can be integrated easily wherever needed.

Can Robolly take an inbound API call from Pabbly and reply to Pabbly with the image generated?

Yes! Here's how to do it:

  1. Set up the template in Robolly and then copy the render link in the render tab of your template.
  2. Then, set up Pabbly to create a GET request to the render link, and Robolly will return the image.

Learn more about how the Robolly API works.

How can I post rendered images on Facebook or send them to a WhatsApp group?

You can set up Zapier or a similar tool to render an image with Robolly, then send it to the Buffer queue, for example. Find more details about the Zapier integrations in the Render mode of your template > section "Set up automations".