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Explore book design with Nigel French, as he breaks down the components of an elegant and readable layout and jumps into the setup and strategy for designing a book from the ground up in Adobe InDesign. This class covers document setup, placing and styling text, working with images, creating the book cover, preparing the book for print and or distribution as an ebook.
Now that our images are in place we can turn our attention to adjusting the chapter openers. Specifically, for each of the chapter openers, we do not want to see the header nor do we want the page number at the top of the page. I want to reposition the page number for the chapter opening pages to be below the text block, and to be centered. So as we know, we have 12 chapter openers. We are going to create a new master page and apply it to those 12 pages.
I'm going to right-click on my existing master page and choose New Master. And we'll leave the prefixes being B, we can give it a name. I'm going to call it Chapter Opener, I'm going to base it on A Master. And we want 2 as the number of pages. The page size and the orientation will stay the same. We're now viewing the B Master Page. I'll turn on my guides, and we can see that the B Master Page is currently exactly the same as the A Master Page. So, we need to unlock these elements that we need to re-position, and that we need to delete.
If I try and just select them without first unlocking them, nothing is going to happen. So, I need to hold down Cmd and Shift, and click on the header, and then delete that. And delete the corresponding header on the left-hand page. And then, I will delete that page number. With the one page number that remains, I'm going to unlock it. Drag it down to beneath, my text block. Span it across the width of the text frame and then centre the text within that text frame, Cmd+Shift+c. Currently the text is aligned to the bottom of the text frame. And now to aid me in positioning this exactly where I want it I'm going to go to my text frame options, Cmd or Ctrl+b.
And align that to the top of the text frame. Then I want to move it 15 points down. 15 points being a letting increment so I'm going to come to existing y value and type in plus 15. I will now zoom out. And then hold down my Option and my Shift key, and drag a copy over onto the cooresponding lefthand master page. That's step 1, we have now created the B Master page.
Step 2 is to apply it. So starting out on document page 1, I'm going to drag the right-hand master page onto that document page. And we see that we no longer have the header. We do now have the page number centered beneath the type area. I'll now move through my document, and I'm doing this by pressing Option and the page down key or Opt + Page down until we get to the beginning of chapter 2. That begins on page 9. I get the right hand master page, drag it down on document page 9. And one more, page 17.
So, I'm now going to go and complete this step, applying the master page to all of my chapter openers. A nd I'll see you in the next movie
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