Working with linked stories


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Working with linked stories

If you've ever tried to keep certain stories synchronized with the same content, it has always been a lot of work. Sure, there's been some workarounds with InCopy and place InDesign documents, but it's always been a lot harder than it should have been. If you need to design for mobile devices where the content needs to fit both the vertical and horizontal orientations, linked stories can save you a lot of time. To start out, I want to explain exactly what linked stories are. Inside this layout, I'm just going to zoom in a little closer to this, and we can see, I just have this one story which is one frame of text. Now if I want to have the story be exactly the same on the opposite spread, sure, I could copy and paste it.

But what happens if I make changes to this, it wouldn't show up in the other one. So what I can do is use this new feature called Link Stories. I'm going to start by having this frame selected, and go to Edit > Place and Link Story. As soon as ...

Working with linked stories
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Working with linked stories provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by James Fritz as part of the InDesign CS5.5 New Features

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