Top 5 InDesign Template Tips
Anne-Marie Concepción shares her favorite tips for making awesome InDesign templates
This article appeared in Issue 80 of InDesign Magazine.
I’ve been producing layout files for my company and my clients for a couple decades now, and I can attest that starting with a workable template (as opposed to a blank page, or a copy of the previous issue or version) makes production go incredibly fast.
However, I’ve found that, oh, about 98% of my clients don’t have templates to give me, and even if I create one for them, it’s a struggle to get them to use it. Believe me, I understand. People feel comfortable doing what they’ve always done.
If you’re not a template user, I think you’ll find these five tips (there’s probably about 80 jammed in there) will help convince you it’s worth a try; and if you do use templates, I’m positive you’ll learn something new that will make them even easier and more useful for production.. . . .
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