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Make sure you have set regions on your pages called Editable Regions.
The html (no spaces in your page names) pages should have editable regions in which whoever access these pages, they can only edit the places you mark as editable.
Note The templates are kept in sync based on their edit date.
If the flat file has been edited more recently than the database, then its contents will be copied to the database.