I try to keep everything for a template in one file, and I try to use the same basic elemement definitions, master page names, paragraph and character style names, etc. so that most of my templates are interchangeable. If I need to convert an instruction sheet to a chapter in a book, all I need to do is import the book template and change the top-level element in the file from Instruction-Sheet to Chapter.
All the toc stuff is in the template also. When you add a toc to a new book, the formatting and reference pages are picked up from the first file in the book. Therefore, there is no need to import formats into the toc and regenerate. I have a meta book that contains all the templates so it makes it easier to make common changes. Mike -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Nancy Allison Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 1:55 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Template organization Hey, folks. What is your standard for organizing your template? Do you have all ref pages, master pages, para tags, character tags, variable definitions, etc., etc., represented identically in every file of your template? It easiest to update every file in a book with every formatting element, rather than try to remember that the Index file has unique elements, so does the TOC, the appendixes have different variable definitions from the chapters, etc., etc. The only gotcha I can think of is that sometimes I manually fiddle with header and footer settings for the oddball chapters (Index, TOC, List of Figures, etc., etc.) If I copied "Page Layouts" from my Index to all other files, would they all end up with "Index" manually typed into the footer, for example? What do you do? _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as mike.feimster at acstechnologies.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/mike.feimster%40acst echnologies.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.