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Creating and Using Snippets

Snippets are exactly what they sound like—little bits of a page that you snip off to use somewhere else.

To create snippets using the Export command:
  1. Select the items on the page that you want to turn into a snippet.
  2. Choose File > Export.
  3. In the Export dialog box choose InDesign Snippet from the Format list square13.gif.
  4. Name and save the file. The snippet icon appears in the directory.
To create snippets by dragging:
  1. Select and drag the items that you want to turn into a snippet onto the desktop. The Snippet icon appears with a bizarre temporary name.
  2. Change the name to something more understandable.

Once you have created snippets, you can drag them onto a page.

To drag snippets onto a page:
  1. Select the snippet on the desktop or in the file directory.
  2. Drag the Snippet icon onto the InDesign document page.
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