INDD is the standard InDesign format
INDT is an InDesign template
IDML is InDesign Markup Language -- used to save documents that can be opened in (some) older versions of InDesign.
So basically I would create the whole layout and export out as a INDT for my template? then I would start altering and finishing up the current design and when finished, I save out as the standard INDD format? also, if I were to send my design to to a print service, I can use the Packaging tool and everything should be available for them?
I really appreciate your help on this!
I think you’re diving into the deep end without learning how to swim. This is not at all likely to end well unless you get some knowledge under your belt.
Two things I recommend. First is Sandee Cohen’s Visual Quick Start Guide. This is a must have book: http://amzn.to/14JHq54
Second is some quality time on lynda.com. If you don’t already have a subscription, this link will get you a 10-day trial: http://bit.ly/1xHYd0i
I think you may be right!
I have spent countless hours making single page brochures for the company I work for so I understand most of the tools. Now I have been asked to make a catalog and it seems a lot more in depth to get it right the first time.
I will invest in the book, it does seem like it would be very beneficial. I really appreciate it!