Just add the paragraph styles along with the next style as part of an
object style assigned to the frame. But if you put it on a master, it will
need to be overridden on the live pages.
I’d just create a bunch of snippets, put them in a folder, and drag them
onto the page as needed.
That said, you can’t just click to type and replace your placeholder text.
This isn’t powerpoint.
Don't put these text frames on the master. Create either sinippets or a library.
Create parargraph styles with the next paragraph style included.
Create an object style with the next paragraph activated.
Add on singe frame into a snippet or as library element.
Don't put anything on the master which has to be overwritten on a regular base. That's not what masters are for.
Hi Bob and Willi,
Thank you for the quick responses. I'm just re-teaching myself to use InDesign again after not using it for a few years, so I really appreciate the options you have both provided!
Hahaaa Powerpoint. Ugh.
I like the idea of the object style…it worked perfectly. Thank you. But I will be trying the snippets too (I'd only used libraries in the past). I'll play with those and see how it works. I'm just trying to make it the easiest way possible for someone else to use.
Object styles can be used in both, in snippets and in libraries. But take care, if the same style exists in the document with different settings, it will inherit always the document given style.
Snippets have the advantage that you can save them on a server and they are accessible to different people at the same time, it is also easier to update changes here.
With libraries you can also save whole page layouts including guides.
Both can remember their layers when in the Layer Panel "Remember Layers" is active.
Thank you again, Willi. Excellent advice especially about the styles!