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Why is Design Manager this better than copy and paste in Designer?

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You can use any Notes database or template as a library. Using Design Manager to manage these templates provides several benefits that complement linking elements using Notes templates:

  • You can manage and control linking with Design Manager. Design Manager’s Library (left) and Database (right) panes show template-linked elements in bold typeface, making it easy to determine from which template elements are inherited.
  • Design Manager includes additional features to help you with development and to improve consistency. For example, Scan for Dependencies finds any missing dependent elements. Group Objects allows you to associate a set of design elements into a single reference name that you can then drag and drop into target databases.
  • Design Manager identifies dependencies and automatically copies them to the target database design if necessary.
  • With Design Manager, you can track the history of elements copied from a library file to a database you specify.
  • Design Manager lets you view all elements copied to a database and all databases that an element has been copied to.
  • Design Manager lets you change the design refresh property on one or more databases at a time.
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