Best practice: Text flows in Frame templates

Subject: Best practice: Text flows in Frame templates
From: Stephanie -dot- Seveska -at- abbott -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 10:30:06 -0600

A quick question about templates and text flow properties:

I am creating a template for our team. This template is for the creation of
medical studies and contains forms that investigators fill out and return via
mail. Currently have a document that includes our standards, and we (ideally)
we copy it to begin designing a new study. However, more often than not, old
out-of-date studies are copied and therefore we are constantly checking and
double checking standards, fonts, logos etc.

Since we want everything standard, including the size and placement of text
frames that appear on body pages, is it proper to tag the flow on the master
page, and turn off autoconnect, in order to have the correct text frame
placement and size appear on the body page? Will this cause problems later on
that I just don't see yet? I realize that this is not the way text flows in
Frame are intended for use, so can anyone suggest another method of
standardizing all of this nit picky stuff with out copying a text frame from
the master and pasting it onto the body?

Any suggestions are welcome, and a HUGE thank you in advance!
Anne Seveska

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