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InDesign is an essential tool for design firms, ad agencies, magazines, newspapers, book publishers, and freelance designers around the world. This course presents the core features and techniques that make this powerful page layout application fun and easy to use. Author David Blatner shows how to navigate and customize the workspace, manage documents and pages, work with text frames and graphics, export and print finished documents, explore creating interactive documents, and much more. He also covers popular topics such as EPUBs and long documents and includes advice on working with overset text, unnamed colors, and other troublesome issues that may arise for first-time designers.
This InDesign Documents from the exercise files called 4C_arthistory has 241 pages in it. I can tell that by looking in the lower left corner of the Pages panel, were it says 241 pages, in a 121 spreads. Now this document, a book has various sections in it. For example, the Opening section is the front matter. And my introduction should have page numbers, but they should be in Roman Numerals. Can I do that? Absolutely! I can break my document up into sections and change the page numbering of those sections by using the Numbering & Section Option dialog box.
And I'll get there by choosing the Page that I want to affect. In this case Page 9 and I'll double-click on that, so I can actually jump to it. I'm going to select that page and then go to the Pages panel menu and choose Numbering & Section Options. You're going to also find that under the Layout menu, there it is, Numbering and Section Options. When you choose that, it let's you change the Page Numbers for any page you have selected in the Pages panel, Right now it's set to Automatic Page Numbering, that means continue to page numbering from whatever the previous section was.
In this case we want to start this at Page 1 and we want that Page 1 to be in Roman Numerals. I'll make it Lowercase Roman Numerals. When I click OK, you'll see some changes. Now in the Pages panel all my numbering changes to Roman Numerals. In fact, if I double-click on this spread, you'll actually see those numbers at the bottom of page ii, iii, and so on. Now Sections go and go and go until you tell them to stop. So in this case I am going to scroll down on the Pages panel until I see the next chapter.
I'm just looking at these little thumbnail sketches and I can see that here's the next chapter. So I'm going to select that, I'll go to the Pages panel menu, choose Numbering & Section Options and once again I'm going to change this to Start at Page 1. And in this case I do want to start with Arabic Numerals. Click OK and it tells me something is wrong. The problem is as when you number a page, you actually naming it. I am giving this page the Name Page 1 and this document already has a page named 1, it's is the first page in the document.
So I'm going to fix this in just a moment, for right now I'm just going to say OK and we can see that the page number start over at number 1 again. If I double-click on these spreads, I can see the page numbers have updated properly at the bottom of the page. Now let's fix that problem, I'll scroll back to the top of the Document and I'll look at Page 1. Notice that there is a little black triangle above the page in the Pages panel. There is 1 on Page 1 and there is another one down here on Page I. That black triangle means, is the beginning of a Section.
Every time you add a section, you get one of those black triangles. And of course you always get a new section at the beginning of the Document. And here is a little shortcut, if you double-click that black triangle up comes a Numbering and Section Options dialog box. I need to change the numbering of this section. That is it's Name. So I'm going to change that by going over here and changing this to a, b, c, d. It doesn't really matter what I choose here, as long as it's not something of used elsewhere in the document. And in this case these pages don't show any page numbers, so it totally doesn't matter. I'll click OK it updates here, and everything is good to go.
But you might encounter one more problem, if you go to the Layout menu and choose Go To Page, and then I Type Page 1. Because I want to go to the first Page of the document, I'll click OK and I don't go to the first Page of the document at all. Right, I go to the Page Name to Page 1 which is way down here in the middle of the document. In order to tell InDesign to jump to the first page of the document, I don't type 1, I type something slightly different. I say Go To Page, and then I typed +1. Plus has nothing to do with addition, we're not doing math here; it just means the first page of the document.
When I click OK it jumps to Page A which is the first page of the document. That little Plus symbol turns out to be really useful, whenever you break your document up into sections and change your Page Numbering. Now that you have your Master Pages and your the Page Numbering set up. It's time to look at what else you're going to do in your document, like formatting your text and graphics to look perfect.
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