SCENARIO: I have a document (DOC_A) ... from which I make a template (TEMP_T) ... from which I make fa second document (DOC_B).
[A --> T --> B]
After working on DOC_B for a few weeks, I find I have made some really nice changes (paragraph and font styles, etc), which I would love to incorporate in the original DOC_A.
[retro-update: B --> T --> A]
QUESTION 1: Is the underlying TEMP_T 'live" in the sense that I can make changes to it via DOC_B, and then have those changes reflected in (i.e., updated to) DOC_A?
QUESTION 2: If not, what would be the best, or most efficient, way to update DOC_A so that it incorporates the favorable changes made to DOC_B?
Thanks in advance.
You can't have live changes via a template.
In a similar situation my workflow is to use book feature of InDesign. I make a book which sole purpose is being able to update any book document with any any other book document's paragraph and font styles, etc. This is done by synchronizing function, and you can even synchronize different elements from different document. Try it.
Many thanks, Tomek.