0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 2, 2014 9:23 PM by Q-subber

    How do I use a master document to edit multiple documents?

    Q-subber

      Hello,

      I was advised to move my post over here.

       

      My original question:

      I've been working on quite a few product sheets for the company I work for, and I've resorted to just using the Move Page tool to get all the templates the same, but that means I have to go back and edit them all individually. I tried dropping (Place tool) the files into it, but that means I can't edit them from individual pages and I can't align anything to the template (when I say template I mean the consistent header/footer I want). How can I keep things consistent and easily update-able?

       

      A response I received:
      In the fly-out menu of the Pages window, you can select Load Master Pages, and when you navigate to a document that contains the master pages you want to load, you can transfer them to the document you have open. If the destination document already has a master page with the same name as the master page in the source document, you can choose whether it replaces or is added to the master in the destination document. In your case, you would likely want to replace. If you keep one document that will serve as a "master," you can update its master-page items when you need, and load those master pages into your other documents as described above. If you ask over in the scripting forum, they might be able to tell you if this can be automated to do several documents at once.

       

      So here I am in the scripting forum, could anybody help me out?
      Thanks,
      -Matt