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Conveyor Help!! Duplicating set a set up of pages?

Explorer ,
May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024

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Is there a way to duplicate a set up of Coneyor Collected pages? ie page 1 items update pages 2 and 3. Copy these pages but have them work independently, so page 4 updates pages 5 and 6? I'm at a loss! Hopefully the image below explains it better - I'm now wondering if the Conveyor route was the best option?



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May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024

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That's not the way the Content Collector tool works. 

 

Duplicating a content collected set of files cannot create new independent set of links.

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May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024

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Its a shame because i have set  them up how i want them to work in speperate documents but when i try and bring then together in one document it breaks? Not sure if it am missing a trick? 

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May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024

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@Wayne!

 

If you create your "source" page as a Master Page / Spread - you can then apply it to "child" pages and override and edit contents.

 

Unless I'm missing something? 

 

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May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024

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Hi Robert - I did think about master pages - but because the pages are different sizes and I need to move elements around and I thought that the text and images would not propergate from the master page? Or is there a way to move thing about but still keep all the text and images from the master page? 

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May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024

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Hi Robert - I did think about master pages - but because the pages are different sizes and I need to move elements around and I thought that the text and images would not propergate from the master page? Or is there a way to move thing about but still keep all the text and images from the master page? 


By @Wayne!

 

How much "linked to the source" your elements should be? 

 

How much different childrens would be? 

 

Can you show us a REAL example? "Blank" pages are not enough for me, sorry. 

 

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May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024

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Hi @Wayne! 

 

Love the diagram. Do you realize how many back-and-forth posts you avoided trying to explain the actual question? 😊

 

I recreated the diagram, and recorded a video that illustrates the issue. When you duplicate the spreads, the duplicated child items remain linked to the original parent, not the duplicated parent. I don't see anyway to update the duplicated child items to assign a new parent. I think your best bet would be to duplicate just the new parent and then generate its child items from there. 

 

I'm not quite following Robert's suggestion but if you are, let us know if that works for you.

 

~Barb

 

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Community Expert ,
May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024

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I wonder if Alternate Layouts would work for this. 

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/alternate-layouts-liquid-layouts.html

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May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024

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Worth a shot, @brianp311 , but I couldn't make that work, either. 

 

~Barb

 

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