Indesign template required text block

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Mar 16, 2022 Mar 16, 2022

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Hello,

 

I'm creating an InDesign template which will contain a lot of text that doesn't need to be changed.  However, there is certain text like "project name", "project address", etc., that needs to change per project.

 

Is there a way to create a required text field where when someone opens the template it's obvious what variables need to be changed?  I want to do this without putting a red box around it or using a seperate unprintable layer that tells them what to do.  I'm looking for something like a form field, but one that exists in the InDesign file and not the PDF.

 

I hope that makes sense. Any help is appreciated.

 

Thanks.

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Why not put the instructions to change the text in the frame?

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Same answer I gave someone else a little while ago.

 

An INDT file is exactly the same as an INDD file except it opens as untitled. So no, you can't do this. At least you can't do it without some scripting.

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