I have two primary needs:
- Build several documents with the same layout/styling
- Combine those separate ones into a single document
For the first point I've discovered (I'm learning InDesign as I go) the usage of templates, which I have successfully implemented so far.
For the second point I have two questions.
1. How do I merge the documents into one
Here's what I do: I placed some elements (like page numbering) on separate layers in my template. I create my "full" document and import the other documents into it, skipping the layers I'm not interesting in, like page numbering. This way I have correct page numbering in my separate documents and in the full document.
Is this a good practice?
2. How do I update the templates afterwards
What if I need to change my template afterwards? As far as I understand, once you created a document from a template, it is actually not linked to it.
Is it possible to reflect changes from the template into documents created from it?