My site contains around 150 pages, all using 1 template. I’ve created two TV’s attached to this template that are used on every page. On a small subset (30 pages), I need to have 10 extra TV’s. Right now, I’ve created the 10TV’s and attached them to the main template. However, this of course makes these TV’s visible to all other documents where they are not needed.
Without duplicating the template, how would you manage TV’s in this case?
um... I would duplicate the template.
I do believe that one of the major snippets (Ditto, I think) does something with "hidden TVs", TVs that are not assigned to any template. This might be more what you are looking for. Maybe you can see how it does this.
I’ve taken your advice and duplicated the entire template into a chunk, which is called from the new template. If I make any changes to the main template, it’s just a copy/paste to this chunk to keep things updated!