It is important to build RPE template by following standard guidelines so that it would help greatly in maintaining the template for longer time. I’ll not target any specific data source here. These are general guidelines that could be followed while building or updating RPE template.
- Have separate templates for title, contents, end game so that some of them could be reused across document specifications. Include multiple templates in a single document specification (dsx) for document generation.
- Whenever possible, use style sheet (word template) for title page instead of building it within RPE template. You could use the style sheet for Word and PDF output formats in document specification.
- Keep templates small so that it can be managed easily for longer time.
- Create reusable templates and use them in larger template using import dynamic reference feature.