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Indesign Files in Indesign

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Is there a way to import and indesign file into another indesign file and keep it editable?
Maybe a plugin or something? I'm looking to create indesign files with images that I can easily swap out within another indesign file and not have to jump back and forth between different files all the time.


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Indesign Files in Indesign

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Is there a way to import and indesign file into another indesign file and keep it editable?
Maybe a plugin or something? I'm looking to create indesign files with images that I can easily swap out within another indesign file and not have to jump back and forth between different files all the time.


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Place it, yes...editable, no.

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You can place the pages, and edit them the same way you edit any place graphic - right-click and choose Edit Original. This will open the file for editing.

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Hi Cobracat1,

also see into the script layoutZone by Automatication:

https://www.automatication.com/index.php?id=13

 

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Uwe Laubender

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It's a bit unclear what you're trying to do. It could be a number of things, however, if it's the same template and same layout for each document and you're simply changing images within an identical layout you could try the following:

https://helpx.adobe.com/ie/indesign/using/layers.html

You could put your text on a layer, and the images on another layer. 

That way, when you place 1 InDesign file, you could turn off the image layer (use Object>Object Layer Options) 

(this is with Illustrator but same principle applies https://indesignsecrets.com/changing-illustrator-layers.php)

You then place the 2nd file over this - and then it's layer options - only have the Image Layer showing.

 

 

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