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How can I set up linked text? Need to edit in one place and have each instance update too

Community Beginner ,
Jun 09, 2021 Jun 09, 2021

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Our company has dozens of spec sheets, catalogs, and brochures for our products. Each document has 3 versions; with pricing, without pricing, and metric.

 

Say I have an indesign file with 9 pages

 

In this document I have 3 versions of this file so I can export a range of pages as seperate PDF files

  • Catalog with pricing (3 pages)
  • catalog without pricing (3 pages)
  • Catalong Metric Version (3 pages)

 

All documents have a common footer, with copyright year and date revised and other common elements. Additionally, on page 2 of each version is a common product description.

 

Let's say I need to update the description per new company guidelines.

 

Rather than editing all three instances, how can I edit it in one place and have it update across all three locations? Similar to Adobe XD components or a global section in web development.

 

I read something about snippets and ICML files as a linked text frame, but multiple a feedback loop can occur with multiple placements. Am I on the correct track or is this somethig comoletly different.

 

Is this even possible? Should I be using XD instead?

 

This is so frustrating. There's got to me a effective way to manage this. 

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I think this is what I am looking for. Is this still relevant in 2021 or is there a more efficient way in 2021?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eANWvlCqp2M

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"Place and Link" seems to be what I am looking for. 

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I think this is what I am looking for. Is this still relevant in 2021 or is there a more efficient way in 2021?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eANWvlCqp2M

 

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"Place and Link" seems to be what I am looking for. 

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Exactly!

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