Templates are updated once the Content library item is updated as well
Content Library Updates also Update Templates
Skyler Young commented
I understand that it's not ALWAYS desirable to update all instances of saved content when the original source is updated, but sometimes it is. Speaking as a website developer, modern website drag-and-drop page builders allow saving content to a library in one of two modes: linked or unlinked. Linked (or "global") content stays in sync across all instances all the time (the requested feature here). Unlinked content clones individual instances from the source.
Allowing "linked" or "global" instances to be created in Pandadoc's Content Library would be super useful indeed.
Jon Moraglia commented
Would really speed up changes on our "Terms and Conditions" across every template
Ciara Mac Cormac commented
This would tranform our working processes and make PandaDocs so much more useful. Please add this feature ASAP. It's critical to keep legal and other sensitive information up to date. Some content library items are used across many templates, and it's so time consuming having to re-add manually to each template each time there's an update to a content library item
Matthew Carter commented
Content from the content library can be standardized and updated at the template level when changes are made and allow for the mass updates of say, legal language instead of needing to either go through each template and re-add it or insert the required legal language every time.
100% please make our lives easier!
Barbara Ortins commented
Makes no sense to update the templates manually.
Max Mlinaric commented
This is essential
Lachy Wharton commented
Very keen to see this implemented. This would be very beneficial. Think about monstrous terms and conditions that are used in several templates, I want to be able to updated these once in the content library item and have those changes propagate out to all templates that use them.
To do this safely, you could consider that templates using the content library item do not automatically update. Rather you can go into those templates and "pull" in the latest changes.
Please implement this!
Arun Ram commented
I just contacted Support about this, should have looked here first :)
Steve Hodson commented
This would be very useful, however needs to be implemented carefully as it would potentially change the formatting of a lot of documents. The customer would need to know which templates would be affected so they can check if they still want to go ahead and they still work afterwards
Jessica Boyd commented
HUGE!! This makes so much sense
If I change the "payment terms" item in my content library, it should be nice that I can push this to all the templates that are using this item.
Now I need to update all templates manually
PandaKat Olarte commented
If a CLI is updated, for it to be updated throughout templates that have that live content library item update.
If this is a possible conflict of interest across clients, then to have a parameter in settings that will allow a client to toggle on/off for this option.
This would create a more efficient environment and allow for unified messaging.
I'm wondering what the status is to this request (which i suggested in a support call about a year ago).
It would be amazing if your current templates would update with the latest changes to certain content blocks.
Because right now, I'm manually changing 20 templates everytime our terms & conditions have a slight update...
Dov Rosenberg commented
Would add that it would be great to be able to stack content library items (i.e. include A inside B) and have changes to those items (A) automatically update the children (B).
Overall, this would greatly help for building presentations (among other things) - keeping copyright dates up to date across tons of different pages and page formats, ability to have a footer or header image that could be updated across an entire document.
Note: the current header/footer functionality isn't great for this because we've found we need to use cover pages to get the slide layouts we need.
Micah Fox commented
I'm VERY interested in this update. Please keep me posted!
Katie Logan commented
This is huge... Right now we have to maintain multiple instances of the same document, which seems contrary to the intent of the content library!
Yana Martynenko commented
The option to save changes applied to the CLI in the template this CLI has been inserted into.
Mike Turke commented
update 1 contact block that would then update in ALL the templates?