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Former Member
Dec 02, 2005 at 04:40 PM

Reusing DTP templates across families



I have a family hierarchy in which the leaf nodes are governed by the same layout. When we publish one family to InDesign and save it as a template, reusing the template for other families does not work. It shows up with the data with which the original template was made.

Is there any way we can reuse the same InDesign template across different families with the same layout? This is crucial, since a frequent requirement is to do advance formatting on a group of families rather than a single one. E.g. Moving around document elements to various places, applying formatting that can be set only in DTPs etc. These cannot be done in the Layout / Publication mode.

Of course, this question is specific to SP02. Does the MDM Publisher in SP03 address this situation?