Adobe has introduce a new tool in Indesign CS6 “Content Collector and Content Placer Tool”.
It allow the user to grab the content like Article, Image,Template,Modules and so on….and its very useful while working on Smart Connection.
We can place a single article on same layout multiple times without using palette. And we can directly grab the all items placed on layout and place directly using content placer tool.
How it works:
1.Create a layout having huge content say lots of articles, image, modules etc.
2.Select content collector tool and click on load conveyor button to grab all the content available on layout.
–>the thumbnail shown for the content.
3.Now select the content placer tool and now we can place content at any position.
We can also collect or place individual object.
This thing really help when we are working on Smart connection like no need to use palette to place object multiple times.
Its also useful if we need to place the content from one layout to another with same geometry.
It overcome problem of saving the library before adding content.
And there are some more features like collect all threaded frame so, it grab all the threaded text frames we have on layout.