3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 10, 2011 2:53 PM by Jack

    New from Template

    Jack Level 1

      I have received an inDesign document (indd) to be used as a cover template for my project. I have saved the file as an indt file. Would you please show me how to create a new document from that template, which will contain the styles and color swatches belonging to the main project.

        • 1. Re: New from Template
          John Hawkinson Level 5

          Simply open it. If it truly is an INDT file, you'll be presented with a new Untitled document, with the contents of the template.

          If it is not, you can simply Save As.

          • 2. Re: New from Template
            Daniel Flavin Level 4

            According to how I read what you wrote, you received an InDesign file, .indd, and saved that as an InDesign Template, .indt.


            The original file may have had Styles and Swatches. Saving as an indt would not have removed them, if they were in the original document, they would be preserved.


            The only idea worth note, is that upon opening the indt, the document will always open as Untitled, requiring a Save As.


            If you have to use these Styles or Swatches in other documents, you can choose to, via,

            From the Swatches Panel flyout (downward arrow) select Load Swatches, navigate to the indt file and select, the swatches will be added to the current document. The same technique can be used for C and P Styles

            • 3. Re: New from Template
              Jack Level 1

              Sorry if not clear. Styles and swatches I need are in my pre-existing document file, 110 pages containing the book content. I am now creating the cover in a separate file, and would like swatches and para styles. etc., to migrate from existing book to the new cover document.