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In this movie, we're going to look at when you would use facing pages versus non-facing pages. In this first example, I have a catalog that is saddle-stitched. I'm going to go ahead and look at my Pages panel, and I notice that I have a left and right master page. So let me go ahead and double-click on that. And I can see my left and right master page. And the reason I would want to use facing pages in a catalog is I can put items on the right-hand side that appear on the right-hand side of my catalog and I can put items on the left-hand side of my master page that would appear throughout the left-hand side of catalog.
So for example, I want all the page numbers to go to the outside. So on the right-hand master page, they're aligned to the right. On the left-hand master page, they're aligned to the left. When I scroll through my document, I can see elements that were on my master page now appear throughout my catalog. So I have the heading at the top that only appears on the right-hand side, and I have the page numbers that on the right- hand side align to the right, and on the left-hand side align to the left. Let's look at an example of when you would not use facing pages.
So I have a brochure. It's just is a letter fold 8.5 | 11. In this example, although I have two master pages, when I double-click, I can see they're both single non-facing master pages. So in this example, there would really be no benefit to setting up a left and right master page, because I just have a two-sided document. Another example would be if I was creating business cards or letterheads or envelopes or pocket folders, those are all examples of when I would not use facing pages.
When I would want to use facing pages and take advantage of a left and right master page, would be typically anything that binds. So if it's saddle-stitched or perfect-bound, those would be great examples of when I would want to use facing pages. In this movie, we took a look at the benefits of using facing pages-- again, you get a left and right master page--and how you can simplify your design when facing pages are not needed in a brochure, letterhead, envelopes, business cards, and pocket folders.
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