You could set up a data merge for the sheet. You make one layout, tell it where the variable is, tell it where to get the data file with the replacement copy, and it creates all 10 pages for you.
Dat merge, that's the ticket.
Thanks, I haven't even touched Data Merge before - so I'll look into it!
If the footers were all on a Master page you could put them into a book
and sync it but why, may I ask, are all of these separate InDesign
You'd be far better off with one single document that you could change.
They are instruction sheets for 100's of different topics and catagories and need to be in their own layouts because of our company's workflow.
If they were all in the same document I'd know what to do, and this would be easy. The problem is that isn't an option for this particular project due to other constraints.
I'm in a similar situation, and here's something I've been implementing with success. For lack of a better term, I'd call it cross-document master pages. It requires some thoughtful setup, but it's stupidly simple, and so far it's working here.
1. Set up all common page content in a single InDesign file. Give it a name like "common master."
2. Place (link) common master.indd on a 'bottom' layer of the master page of each child document.
3. Going forward, edits to common master.indd automatically take effect via link-update as child documents are opened for editing.
Can be done with one page or multiple pages/common masters. When InDesign acquired the ability to Place InDesign files, powerful possibilities like this came to bear. I don't doubt it could be used in ways that have yet to be imagined.
John, this might actually work perfectly for my odd situation! Thanks for sharing
Yeah, I like that approach a lot better thanthe synch ing of masters in a Book, which is likely to leave you with old overridden content you don't want.