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Creating and applying a master page for the chapter openers

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Video: Creating and applying a master page for the chapter openers

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.

Creating and applying a master page for the chapter openers

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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Designing a Book

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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 7s
    2. Using the exercise files
      52s
  2. 4m 43s
    1. Looking at the parts of a book
      1m 4s
    2. Getting to know your text
      2m 32s
    3. Understanding the use of Alice in Wonderland
      1m 7s
  3. 27m 1s
    1. Setting up the page size and format
      6m 6s
    2. Setting margins
      10m 11s
    3. Adding page numbers and running heads
      5m 54s
    4. Adding line numbers
      3m 21s
    5. Understanding the Book feature
      1m 29s
  4. 10m 28s
    1. Placing the text and looking at flow options
      3m 40s
    2. Leveraging Word import options
      2m 40s
    3. Cleaning up text
      4m 8s
  5. 41m 34s
    1. Creating and applying paragraph styles
      2m 30s
    2. Continuing with paragraph styles
      6m 55s
    3. Finishing with paragraph styles
      6m 4s
    4. Applying a style sequence
      2m 27s
    5. Formatting the chapter openers
      3m 23s
    6. Adding pauses
      1m 58s
    7. Styling verse
      5m 14s
    8. Evaluating progress and cleaning up text
      2m 2s
    9. Adding typographic effects
      8m 33s
    10. Applying Optical Margin Alignment
      2m 28s
  6. 30m 13s
    1. An overview of working with images
      2m 35s
    2. Applying and finessing text wraps
      7m 12s
    3. Placing inline graphics
      3m 3s
    4. Strategies for working with object styles and graphics
      8m 2s
    5. Positioning images
      9m 21s
  7. 31m 4s
    1. Creating and applying a master page for the chapter openers
      3m 21s
    2. Using a GREP style to fix runt lines
      6m 4s
    3. Fixing widows and orphans
      10m 32s
    4. Fixing hyphenation and justification issues
      7m 20s
    5. Fixing awkward line endings
      3m 47s
  8. 24m 36s
    1. Adding a half title and title
      10m 40s
    2. Adding a copyright and colophon
      4m 12s
    3. Creating the table of contents
      5m 23s
    4. Numbering the front matter
      2m 10s
    5. Reviewing your work
      2m 11s
  9. 28m 38s
    1. Creating the cover using the Blurb Book Creator plugin
      3m 15s
    2. Creating the cover from scratch with InDesign
      3m 29s
    3. Creating a layout grid
      3m 34s
    4. Adding cover elements
      4m 12s
    5. Designing the front cover
      5m 38s
    6. Designing the spine
      4m 15s
    7. Designing the back cover
      4m 15s
  10. 16m 50s
    1. Preflighting the finished book
      4m 58s
    2. Exporting to print-ready PDF
      3m 53s
    3. Uploading to Blurb
      2m 18s
    4. Uploading to Blurb using the Book Creator plugin
      2m 4s
    5. Archiving the project
      3m 37s
  11. 36m 1s
    1. Generating a screen PDF
      5m 13s
    2. EPUB overview
      1m 37s
    3. Linking an EPUB file to the original document
      4m 59s
    4. Structuring your book for the EPUB format
      5m 33s
    5. Adapting the EPUB file
      6m 15s
    6. Using the Object Export options
      6m 16s
    7. Creating the cover for the EPUB version
      1m 49s
    8. Viewing on an iPad
      1m 7s
    9. Exporting for the Kindle
      3m 12s
  12. 25s
    1. Next steps
      25s

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