2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 16, 2014 6:32 AM by JasonDD210

    Advantage of a Library File over an ordinary InDesign Document?

    JasonDD210 Level 1

      Hi

       

      I've been learning how the content collector works and this feature to me seems to replace the need of having a Library file or using snippets. The problem with Libary files and snippets is they use special formats, and accessing them can be problematic if you created them with earlier versions of InDesign.

       

      With content collector, I can create a library of objects with normal InDesign files, or even have several items in a single InDesign file. For example, if I created a set of arrows, I could put all these in a single InDesign file. I could then use content collector to link or copy the arrows I want from the original file.

       

      I just wondered if any experts have any comments on this workflow method? For me it seems to be a great solution to avoid compatibility problems.

       

      /Jason