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One project overwriting the other project file.

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Jun 09, 2020

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Hello,
I am currently working on a two book story project. The first book is completed and the second book will be using the same layout as far as the chapters and footers are concerned.  Only the body text and images will be updated for the second book.
 
I thought to save time and to use the first book as a template. I would make a copy of Book One folder and rename it Book Two. I would then later update all the body text and images for each chapter of Book Two. Both folders are on my desktop for quick access.
 
Not to go too far with the body text, I updated only the TOC for Book Two and then saved the file. After I closed the file, I opened Book One and noticed the TOC has also been updated with the new changes that I used for Book Two.
 
Questions: Is there a way to keep the two projects separate from each other so that one project doesn't overwrite the other? Or should I simply relocate the Book One folder to another drive or location on my computer?
 
 Thank you.

Your idea is sound. My approach is to copy all of the .indd files to a new folder, update the content, then make a new book for those files in that new folder.

 

~Barb 

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One project overwriting the other project file.

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Hello,
I am currently working on a two book story project. The first book is completed and the second book will be using the same layout as far as the chapters and footers are concerned.  Only the body text and images will be updated for the second book.
 
I thought to save time and to use the first book as a template. I would make a copy of Book One folder and rename it Book Two. I would then later update all the body text and images for each chapter of Book Two. Both folders are on my desktop for quick access.
 
Not to go too far with the body text, I updated only the TOC for Book Two and then saved the file. After I closed the file, I opened Book One and noticed the TOC has also been updated with the new changes that I used for Book Two.
 
Questions: Is there a way to keep the two projects separate from each other so that one project doesn't overwrite the other? Or should I simply relocate the Book One folder to another drive or location on my computer?
 
 Thank you.

Your idea is sound. My approach is to copy all of the .indd files to a new folder, update the content, then make a new book for those files in that new folder.

 

~Barb 

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Your idea is sound. My approach is to copy all of the .indd files to a new folder, update the content, then make a new book for those files in that new folder.

 

~Barb 

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Thank you Barb, project working good now.

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