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Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout by Gabriel Powell

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Finalizing Your Template

When you start a document based on a template, the new document is an exact duplicate of that template. Everything, including any problems and inconsistencies, are carried over to each new document based on the template. Therefore, it’s critical that you clean up your template and specify its various default settings before using it in a live production workflow.

No matter how careful you are when constructing a template, you will always make a few unintentional mistakes during the process. This important step ensures that your template is shipshape, efficient, and easy to use. Each time you use the template to create a new document, you’ll be able to start working immediately without having to sort anything out first, ...

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