My oldest daughter wanted to create a nice display grid from her nickel collection -- a school project -- so she asked to use the original file from the coin collection grid tutorial
I had created a few weeks ago. Her plan was to change the colors and a few other items but before she did she wanted to be sure that using my file as a template wouldn't be considered cheating
"A template is a master copy of a publication used as a starting point to design new documents." -- Defining Template as used in desktop publishing
Some people consider using a template as cheating when designing materials for employers or clients. Can a design that starts with a template be considered an original piece of work? Is it enough to simply change the colors or fonts? Tell me what you think.
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