Synch pages in alternative layout

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I am building a manual in indesign. However, the client wants 5 different versions of the manual. They want to omit certain pages from different versions. I can do that with alternative layout or by saving a new indesign document no problem. However, if I make changes to it, I have to copy and past the changes on every page that I do for each version. Is there any way that I can sync pages so that I don't have copy and paste each time?

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Synch pages in alternative layout

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I am building a manual in indesign. However, the client wants 5 different versions of the manual. They want to omit certain pages from different versions. I can do that with alternative layout or by saving a new indesign document no problem. However, if I make changes to it, I have to copy and past the changes on every page that I do for each version. Is there any way that I can sync pages so that I don't have copy and paste each time?

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Sorry for the spelling mistake in the title lol

 

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You can place InDsign pages into another InDesign document. Changes to te source document will be updated where those pages are placed.

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But no way to auto sync it to those pages?

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Links Panel menu button > Link Options > Update Link When Saving Document

 

An entirely different approach would be Edit > Place and Link which is for content like textframes

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