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Editing an InDesign Template

May 1, 2012 3:07 PM

Tags: #indesign_cs5

I've created a template, now I want to go back and edit it. Is there a way to open and edit the actual template file (maintaining it as a template)? Or do I have to open the file, thereby creating an Untitled document, make the necessary changes, then Save As a template, overwriting the existing template?

 

I hope that makes sense.

 
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    May 1, 2012 3:09 PM   in reply to crizlo

    You're correct. Open as Untitled, Edit, Save As .indt

    If you're overly concerned, rename the first as file.indt.bak

    You would still be able to drag it into ID in the future.

     
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    May 1, 2012 3:14 PM   in reply to crizlo

    A picture is worth a thousand words:

     

    Capture.PNG

     
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    May 1, 2012 3:25 PM   in reply to crizlo

    It is the common extesion used when a system or user overwrites a file, denoting backup. Redundant backups use bac. It's just my convienient way to keep a backup, the OS will no longer show the InDesign icon.

     

    Bob has a good reply above

     
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    May 1, 2012 4:36 PM   in reply to crizlo

    In addition,

     

    (1) You can always open a regular document as an untitled copy -- use the bottom radiobutton for that.

     

    (2) Legacy documents -- older than the version of InDesign you are using -- will show "[Converted]" in its title bar and will attempt to "save as", and -- quite annoying -- in the last folder you visited, rather than the folder you opened it from.

     
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