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By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, July 24, 2014

InDesign Snippets vs. Libraries: What's the Difference?

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Snippets and libraries are both reusable pieces of InDesign content. Anything you can select can be turned into either a snippet or a library object—and can then be used again and again in other InDesign docs.

Both techniques beat copying and pasting. But what’s the difference? Why use snippets over libraries … or vice versa?

For designers who are working on their own, I usually recommend libraries, which follow you from document to document and act almost like a panel in InDesign. But they have a couple of drawbacks in certain scenarios, in which case you should really use snippets.

Watch today’s tutorial to find out about these drawbacks, and the InDesign secrets to storing snippets, sorting your libraries, finding library objects and snippets, and using both of these types of objects in your layouts.

Like all InDesign Secrets, it’s free for one week only—so start watching now.

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