3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2011 12:37 PM by Stix Hart

    InDesign Symbols?

    mtennes Level 1

      I would like to create a text object (frame?) that can be place many times throughout my document at random positions, but edited from one place that changes all of the objects placed. Kinda like an Illustrator symbol or a indesign master. Forgive my newbieness, is there this ability in InDesign?

        • 1. Re: InDesign Symbols?
          TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          It's an excellent idea, but it doesn't exist as such in CS5.5 -- at

          least not for objects that you create within InDesign.

           

          However, you can obviously create any graphic in Illustrator (including

          text naturally) and if you place that many times in InDesign then you

          just need to update it once in Illustrator, update your links in

          InDesign, and it will be updated throughout the document.

           

          Ariel

          • 2. Re: InDesign Symbols?
            Grant H Level 4

            i think indesign snippets will help you... check the help files.... too much to write here.

             

            G

            • 3. Re: InDesign Symbols?
              Stix Hart Level 5

              Do you have CS5.5?  Have a look here.  It's not exactly the same but uses the technique you want.  Otherwise do what Ariel suggest but using another placed InDesign document would probably be easier.