Creating templates


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Creating templates

When I create a new document I often just start by opening an old document that's similar and then making changes. For example, I might use the Direct Selection tool to delete some of these pictures and maybe delete that text and change this text to something else and so on and this works great, unless I accidentally save over my original. That's bad, but that's why templates are so great. A template is an InDesign document that you can use as a starting point for laying out a document, but which you cannot accidentally save over. And you can turn any document into a template by choosing Save As from the File menu and then choosing Template from the Format popup menu.

The InDesign CS4 template will tell InDesign to change the extension to indt, not InDesign document, but an InDesign template. Now I am going to put this out on my Desktop here to make it easier to find later and I will click Save and right now we are still working on that document, but if I save that docum...

Creating templates
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Creating templates provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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InDesign
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