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Is this functionality not within InDesign? Hmm.. Seems like an easy way to replace info and content.
Are there any writing applications that do what I need?
Take a look at variables. The only caveat is that they cannot break across lines.
The other option might be to use Find/Change to replace a generic string (or perhaps even use auto-correct -- not sure that would work, though).
You don't need to export to PDF, as suggested, just use the place multipage PDF script, but select your master InDesign file instead of a PDF. (I think this works).
I use the Find/Change to replace all instances of "Model F" with "Model G" and the part number updates. I guess I need to find a way to make a more generic "Master Framework" for my manuals, then make changes and save to the new machine's document.
Not sure what the solution is, but thank you for your reply.
Hmm.. I think this is close. But I'm not sure what Luke Jennings is talking about really. Not sure if it's how I build my manuals.
I'm thinking I could build a master booklet with all the sections. Then use layers to swap out different modules..
Again, not sure how powerful and reliable it will be, but I'll give it a shot.
My suggestion is based on placing an InDesign file into another InDesign file, as if it were art. The advantage is you can use the placed InDesign file (call it the master) in several other InDesign files that require the same information. Updating the master will also update (when opened) every InDesign file where is is used. Using the place multipage PDF script is just a really easy way to place a multipage InDesign file into another InDesign file.
This is off-topic, but does anyone know why I no longer receive email notices from the forums?