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Shuffling pages (or not)

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Video: Shuffling pages (or not)

Most people, most of the time, want their double-sided facing pages documents to flow in a predictable manner. For example, let's look at the Pages panel here, and I can drag Page 3 up to the left of Page 1. You can see that the whole document reshuffles so that I still have two page facing page spreads. But ever now and then you have different needs. For example, what if you want a three page spread in the middle of a document, or maybe you want to start your document on the left hand page. You can do that, but you need to be tricky about it.

Shuffling pages (or not)

Most people, most of the time, want their double-sided facing pages documents to flow in a predictable manner. For example, let's look at the Pages panel here, and I can drag Page 3 up to the left of Page 1. You can see that the whole document reshuffles so that I still have two page facing page spreads. But ever now and then you have different needs. For example, what if you want a three page spread in the middle of a document, or maybe you want to start your document on the left hand page. You can do that, but you need to be tricky about it.

Here is the first trick. I am going to make the first page start on Page 2 instead of Page 1; by selecting it, going to the Pages panel flyout menu and choosing Numbering & Section Options. I will set this to start on Page 2, click OK, and you can see that suddenly my first page is a left hand page. This happens because even number pages are always on the left side, but the rest of the document shuffles to keep the same number of pages per spread. Now, you can turn off this shuffling feature entirely by going to the Pages panel flyout menu and choosing Allow Document Pages To Shuffle. That turns off this check mark, and now the document will no longer shuffle. That is, if I grab this page and put it up next to this spread over here, so that I see that little black arrow. That means put the page right here as part of the spread, and now I have a three page spread. I can grab this page and drag it down here, and I get a three-page spread over here.

So that's one way to get three page spread in the middle of the document while still having the documents start on the left hand page and nothing else is shuffling. But let's go ahead and revert this back to the document it was when we opened. Let's turn Revert on; there we go, back to the original. I want to show you one other way to stop shuffling, but only stop it on individual spreads. The way to do that is select a spread, go to the Pages panel flyout menu and turn off Allow Selected Spread to Shuffle. Now the rest of the document will shuffle as necessary, but this spread will not.

For example, I can grab one page and drag it up into that spread and I have a three page spread, but the rest of the document would shuffle as necessary. Let's go ahead and do the same thing to this spread here, which is now missing a page. I will turn off Allow Selected Spread to Shuffle, and I am going to drag both of these pages: 6 and 7, up here to the left of Page 5. So now I have got a three-page spread over here and another one over here. By the way, some people call these islands; when you have a spread which is not shuffling in the middle of a document which otherwise is. As you can see, turning shuffle pages on and off gives you a lot of flexibility when moving pages around your document, and that's what InDesign is all about, flexibility.

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InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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  1. 2m 11s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 8s
  2. 25m 16s
    1. Reviewing Control panel shortcuts
      8m 34s
    2. Managing panels
      6m 14s
    3. Letting InDesign do the math
      2m 52s
    4. Using Selection tool clicks
      1m 39s
    5. Using Quick Apply shortcuts
      3m 2s
    6. Setting up context shortcuts
      2m 55s
  3. 23m 51s
    1. Using column guides
      3m 42s
    2. Formatting and positioning guides
      5m 15s
    3. Setting first baseline options
      5m 30s
    4. Using the Document grid
      3m 13s
    5. Setting bleeds
      3m 3s
    6. Using slugs
      3m 8s
  4. 48m 2s
    1. Shuffling pages (or not)
      2m 47s
    2. Scaling objects to a specific size
      2m 32s
    3. Aligning objects to a page
      4m 41s
    4. Using advanced libraries
      4m 5s
    5. Using advanced anchored objects
      11m 21s
    6. Setting non-printing objects
      3m 10s
    7. Creating notes
      5m 23s
    8. Using Data Merge
      10m 41s
    9. Creating templates
      3m 22s
  5. 39m 32s
    1. Creating polygons and starbursts
      2m 35s
    2. Setting custom stroke styles
      5m 15s
    3. Using advanced effects
      8m 46s
    4. Making masks in InDesign
      4m 10s
    5. Integrating InDesign and Illustrator
      4m 59s
    6. Setting compound paths
      5m 4s
    7. Using advanced clipping paths
      6m 6s
    8. Using advanced image transparency
      2m 37s
  6. 55m 26s
    1. Using advanced text formatting
      5m 37s
    2. Using other languages
      4m 22s
    3. Setting advanced paragraph numbering
      3m 12s
    4. Using GREP to find/change
      6m 54s
    5. Managing glyphs
      5m 6s
    6. Finding and changing glyphs
      2m 39s
    7. Adding footnotes
      7m 57s
    8. Creating outlines
      3m 39s
    9. Setting conditional text
      9m 16s
    10. Creating cross-references
      6m 44s
  7. 33m 3s
    1. Advanced text importing
      7m 49s
    2. Using Apply Next Style
      5m 4s
    3. Advanced text styling
      6m 9s
    4. Setting load styles
      2m 58s
    5. Linking to text files on disk
      4m 1s
    6. Understanding GREP styles
      7m 2s
  8. 1h 4m
    1. Building a multi-document book
      4m 42s
    2. Setting page numbering across books
      7m 53s
    3. Setting chapter numbering
      6m 7s
    4. Using the Section Marker feature
      6m 53s
    5. Creating "Continued On..." numbers
      4m 44s
    6. Synchronizing documents in a book
      5m 41s
    7. Creating a table of contents
      11m 24s
    8. Indexing documents
      7m 24s
    9. Generating an index
      6m 47s
    10. Printing or exporting a book
      3m 10s
  9. 46m 4s
    1. Creating hyperlinks
      12m 53s
    2. Setting bookmarks
      6m 7s
    3. Creating buttons
      11m 16s
    4. Making movies
      8m 24s
    5. Creating sounds
      4m 51s
    6. Setting page transitions
      2m 33s
  10. 25m 59s
    1. Setting up swatch and style defaults
      3m 24s
    2. Using mixed ink colors
      6m 16s
    3. Working with duotones
      4m 23s
    4. Overprinting
      2m 10s
    5. Ink aliasing
      4m 50s
    6. Using the Kuler panel
      4m 56s
  11. 50m 27s
    1. Creating the transparency blend space
      4m 6s
    2. Understanding InDesign color settings
      9m 8s
    3. Assign Profile and Convert to Profile
      3m 26s
    4. Working with RGB images
      7m 54s
    5. Working with CMYK images
      6m 28s
    6. Soft-proofing
      5m 18s
    7. Managing color at print time
      7m 25s
    8. Managing color in a PDF export
      6m 42s
  12. 42m 1s
    1. Embedding preflight profiles
      5m 1s
    2. Using the Transparency Flattener preview
      3m 23s
    3. Reviewing Transparency Flattener settings
      6m 30s
    4. Setting print presets
      3m 35s
    5. Setting PDF presets
      3m 21s
    6. Exporting to XHTML
      7m 42s
    7. Exporting to SWF
      6m 45s
    8. Exporting to XFL
      5m 44s
  13. 25m 58s
    1. Understanding XML and InDesign
      6m 51s
    2. Structuring InDesign content
      4m 17s
    3. Importing XML
      6m 57s
    4. Exporting to XML
      7m 53s
  14. 34s
    1. Goodbye
      34s

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