Changing copy across multiple documents

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Feb 01, 2022 Feb 01, 2022

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I have three user guides that differ in page length but have common main pages. I was hoping to make a change in one that will reflect in the others without copying and pasting. Has anyone found a workaround for that?

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Feb 01, 2022 Feb 01, 2022

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You can place InDesign pages in a document the same way you can place an image or PDF. Setup a document with the common pages and place those pages in the different user guides. Edit the common pages document and update the links in the user guides

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Depending on just how different the guides are, consider combining the material in one document and using Conditional Text. It takes a little care with setup and editing, but I've done some insanely complex multi-version publications with it, and it eliminates all need to manually keep material in sync across docs.

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