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A Step-by-step Approach to Designing Templates in InDesign

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This chapter walks you through each step in the template design process and forges a path toward the successful completion of any template in InDesign.

Step 4: Test the Template

This step is perhaps the most critical, because it has a direct impact on productivity and budget. By testing your template, problems are addressed ahead of time, preventing time-consuming inefficiency and costly mistakes.

To test the template, create a new document based on it and walk through a live production scenario. Keep in mind, there might always be a few unforeseen details that are overlooked, but they will be significantly minimized if you employ good testing methods. See the section in Chapter 14, “Testing Your Template,” for a detailed guide to testing a template.

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