Alternate Layout not working?

Participant ,
Jan 15, 2021 Jan 15, 2021

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I am trying to make an Alternate Layout. I followed the instructions in this video whereby I start with my original layout, go to Layout > Create Alternate Layout … and use the settings shown in the attached screen capture. The alternate layout gets made fine but when I make edits in the "parent" layout they aren't reflected in the "child" layout. I've tried this with ID 2020 on two different OSs (High Sierra and Big Sur). What am I doing wrong?

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Engaged , Jan 17, 2021 Jan 17, 2021
Alternate layouts don't update that way. Once created they are fixed, except maybe the linked textframes you already discovered. Depending on what you're doing, master spreads are more suitable. And use object styles – they allow you to later edit all objects in one go which have that style applied.

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Jan 15, 2021 Jan 15, 2021

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So, I answered part of my question. I was led to believe the change would show on the actual text box when, in fact, I had to go to Window > Links and click on the warning icon for the text to update. Is there are way that I can update things like background colours on boxes or add elements after the Alternate Layout has been created?

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Jan 17, 2021 Jan 17, 2021

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Alternate layouts don't update that way. Once created they are fixed, except maybe the linked textframes you already discovered.

Depending on what you're doing, master spreads are more suitable.
And use object styles – they allow you to later edit all objects in one go which have that style applied.

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Jens, thank you. That’s what I suspected after playing around with things. Thanks for the suggestion about the object styles. That's a great idea.

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