When you start exploring automated publishing, you’ll hear, or have heard of, the term template. A template is a file that holds all the styling information to be applied to the raw content. The type of template file can differ, depending on the type of content being processed.
A Typefi-ready template is an Adobe InDesign document that contains Typefi markup for use in a Typefi automated publishing workflow. A Typefi-ready template is not the same as an InDesign template file (.indt). An INDT file is a page layout template, typically used when creating multiple pages with a similar format.
When you install Typefi Designer, several tools and components are added to InDesign. Each plays an important role in creating a Typefi-ready template.
|Typefi AutoFit||Use Typefi AutoFit to create responsive page elements in InDesign. For example, you can link objects into parent-child relationships, which means that resizing or moving the parent object automatically resizes or moves the child object by the same amount.|
|Typefi Elements||Typefi Elements are repeatedly used throughout a publication and are stored on an InDesign master page. They are commonly used for placing figure graphics, background artwork, sidebars, pull-quotes, and other repeating page items into a layout.|
|Typefi Fields||Typefi Fields are content placeholders. They are commonly used for inserting text that repeats itself throughout a layout—such as a document title, chapter titles, or running headers and footers.|
|Typefi FileManager||Use Typefi FileManager to upload, check in, check out, and delete Typefi-ready templates to a Typefi Server, without leaving InDesign.|
|Typefi Frames||Typefi Frames are InDesign frames with additional attributes that allow them to receive content dynamically during the automated page composition process.|
|Typefi Sections||Typefi Sections define divisions within a publication that break it into logical chunks (such as chapters in a book).|