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Logos and Reference Pages

Jan 31, 2013 11:52 AM

My company manages various manuals for multiple brands. We would like to use the same FM template for all of the manuals but need to switch out the logo at the header of each manual for the respective brand.

 

Currently, we've only worked on one brand in FM so we have just used the logo inside the master pages. Now, when we want to switch to another brand (and apply the template), we have found this might not be the best solution as the incorrect logo is placed at the header, and we would have to manually change it each time we apply the template... Do I need to add we are FM newbies?

 

Can we set up our reference page to incorporate 3 different logos, and let us choose which logo to use on a particular manual?

If so, how? I've googled but can only find how to attach an image to a paragraph tag. This logo is in the header and I'm not sure how to get it up there...

 

FM 11.0.1.382, Windows 7

 

Thank you!

 
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    Feb 1, 2013 12:15 AM   in reply to too-2

    How about … a different master page for each logo, a different (say) Heading 1 style for each client and then the mysteries of Apply Master Pages? this function considers the content of a page and determines which master page to apply. Off the top of my head, I feel you'll have to do something manually – but applying a style is less hassle than applying a master page.

    It might be worth finding yourself a quiet place and time and reading up on master pages before the more knowledgeable answers come in

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    Feb 1, 2013 3:53 AM   in reply to too-2

    You can also set up parallel books, each with unique page layouts and MP elements.

     

    One book is the edit master, and the others merely import the entire Flow A from the edit master files.

     

    We do this for badge engineering, and for domestic/export editions.

     
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    Feb 3, 2013 11:38 PM   in reply to Error7103

    Considerably more elegant! I'll remember that next time I need it …

     
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    Feb 6, 2013 2:31 PM   in reply to too-2

    I set up a "configuration" file with the correct logo on a reference page. Each customer has their own configuration file. To update a template set, I just import reference pages from the a configuration file. This way I don't pack on the extra bits multiple logos add to file size and no customer gets to see another customer's logo if they go digging.

     
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    Feb 6, 2013 2:42 PM   in reply to too-2

    I suggest conditional text to control the graphics needed for various models. By maintaining only a single template, there's less rework when changing formats, and less chance of error.

     
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