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Flexible templates for writers

Jun 13, 2013 6:45 PM

Tags: #template #flexible #writers

Is it possible to set up a flexible template so writers can pick and choose different design elements, such as pulling in call-out quotes, placing boxes for factoids or moving from two column to single column page format for a case study? We’d like a workable template with a bit more flexibility than just writing in “galleys.” Just not sure if InDesign has this capability.

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    Jun 14, 2013 1:49 AM   in reply to mandm60

    You can create a Library (File>New Library) and store elements like Call outs, quotes, boxes, factoids in there for them to use over and over.


    And you can create different Master Pages for 1 and 2 page column layouts.


    So they would just have to Drag the 2 column layout to the current page they're on in the Pages Panel.



    Make sure to create the 1 column and 2 column frames on the appropriate master pages and demonstrate how to use these properly.


    It's a small learning curve for them.

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    Jun 14, 2013 5:29 AM   in reply to Eugene Tyson

    Or, use Snippets.



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