I have a file of 270 pages, each for a different product. I have to create multiple catalogues with different combinations of the product pages, and I want the catalogues to update when I update the master. What is the best way to do this? (ie if I have 10 pages, the lighting catalogue might use page 5 & 6, but the interiors catalogue might use 6, 9, and 2.)
As far as I can tell, I can split the 270 pages into their own files, and then create books from the files, using the relevant pages. But this seems like a convoluted system, and besides, I like having all the pages in one file for ease of editing and adding new pages without having to create a whole new file.
So, is there a way I can create a doc that includes a selection of pages linked from another doc?
Perhaps you could keep all of the pages in your master document as you do now, and do your editing there. Then, when you want to create the individual catalogues, place the relevant Indesign pages from your master and they will act as links - when the master is updated, then your catalogues will too.
Thank you for this reply! I am still surprised InDesign doesn't allow some kind of "subdocument" or versions feature.