Indesign master pages and templates

Posted on 2010-01-05
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
We have an .indb master require file for chapters, and
an indt  template file that has the master pages.
How to get the individual chapter document indd files to "link" to the master file such that when the master file changes, all the indd files that reference (link to) it change automatically  (the same way links to image files work)

Question by:willsherwood
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    Accepted Solution

    Are the Indesign files managed as an Indesign Book? If not, they probably should be.
    Here is a link about Synchronizing Styles across a whole book.
    And this Indesign Secrets link may help as well.
    I'm not sure that you can synchronize master pages across unrelated documents outside of books, but maybe someone has better knowledge.

    Author Comment

    yes they are in a book.  so are you intimating that it's the Book Dialogue box that manages the master page synchronization by being manually commanded to synchornize.

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    Thanks for the grade and points! Glad to help.

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