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Subject:Re: Creating a template with locked From:Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Wed, 22 Jun 2011 12:37:43 -0700
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On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 12:28 PM, Cat Salm <catrose15 -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I need a way to create a document template that would allow others to edit
> certain aspects of the text, but that they absoltly cannot change anything
> but what I want them too.
> Here are my limitations -
> 1) None of them can use InDesign (and we will NOT be purchasing it for
> 2) None of them have Acrobat, so if I create it as an editable pdf they
> won't be able to save
> 3) I been told not to use publisher by my supervisor - he hates it and
> thinks it creats substandard documents, no matter how good the designer is.
> 4) The group I am working with is determined to each have their own way, I
> have been told to ensure that they are consistent and to follow the
> guidelines we are supposed to follow for where I work
> I've tried sending them drafts in pdfs and having them send me back changes
> hardcopy, that went... badly. Emails - I got told that was to complicated.
> Meetings to go over the changes and make edits in situ - were worse then
> the hardcopy changes.
> I'm at my wits end and open to any suggestions. They are driving me nuts
> with the constant bickering and how nasty and negative they are about these
> publications if they don't get what they want. And no matter what I do -
> they are never happy. I don't even really expect giving them a template
> they can put their own text into to make them happy - but I'm running out of
> Suggestions, help, xanax?
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