When working with layouts and layout templates in Smart Connection for InDesign, you can:
Note: This article describes how to open layouts and layout templates in Smart Connection for InDesign. When using InCopy, see Opening layouts in Smart Connection for InCopy.
Updating placed files
Info: This feature requires Smart Connection 13.0.2 for Adobe CC 2018, or any other higher version of Smart Connection 13.
By default, when a layout or layout template is opened for editing, all placed content is updated to its latest version. The system can also be configured to not update placed files of a certain type when the layout is opened. This makes it possible to verify each change, manually update each file and make adjustments when needed.
Opening a layout that is stored in Enterprise can be done from the Smart Connection panel or the Dossier panel.
Figure: Layouts in the Smart Connection panel.
Figure: The Dossier panel.
To open a layout, do one of the following:
- Double-click it
- Right-click it and choose Open from the context menu
- Select it in a panel and press Enter
Checked-out and checked-in layouts
When a layout is opened for editing, it is 'checked-out' of Enterprise, meaning that the layout is locked and other users are prevented from editing the layout until it is checked-in again.
Use this method to view the content of the layout without checking-out the layout, thereby allowing other users to open it for editing.
To perform this action, do the following:
- Right-click the layout in the Smart Connection panel or the Dossier panel and choose Open Read-Only.
Layouts that are opened as read-only can be distinguished from regularly opened layouts by the phrase [Read-Only] in the tab or title bar.
Figure: [Read-Only] displayed in the tab of an opened layout.
- Double-click the layout in the Smart Connection panel or the Dossier panel while holding down the Alt key.