I'm having trouble understanding how the customization of templates for EAD
finding aids works. I would like to modify both the default tags and
default text prompts that appear in the finding aid I'm creating. In
sections 184.108.40.206 and 4.1.5 of the EAD Cookbook, it says that changes in the
text are made in the template (in my case, eadcorporate.xml), and changes
in the default tags are made in the ead.ctm file. But when I open the
eadcorporate.xml template in a new file, and click Tools and
Customizations, the window that opens carries the message "Customizations
for ead.rlx". I'm confused as to where the changes are being made, and
what I am actually saving when I save the file (after making the
customizations, chossing "Apply" and "OK").
I would also like to be able to create more than one customized
template. So instead of saving my changes back to the eadcorporate.xml
file, as instructed, I saved them to a new file. Problem is, I found that
the changes were applied to the new file and to eadcorporate.xml as
well. Is this because the changes are actually happening in the
ead.rlx? How is it possible to save more than one type of template?
I'm feeling really out of my depth with this, and hoping for clarification
from someone with more experience in modifying templates.
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