Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying master pages, part of Creating an InDesign Booklet Using XML.
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- Now that you have XML content flowed…and formatted into your InDesign layout,…we need to fine-tune the appearance…by applying master pages, where they're needed,…and actually blank pages,…where we're going to have some advertising…and design space in the layout.…Now, I have the master.indd file open right now…and the first thing I'm going to do is add some blank pages…for those advertising pages.…So, I'm going to go to the Pages panel up here…and I need a new blank page after page five,…so, I'm going to double click on page five,…and down here at the bottom of the Pages panel,…I'm just going to click on the New button,…and that is going to create a new blank page for page six.…
Now, on that page,…I'm going to apply the None master,…because I don't want any of the master items…to appear on this advertising page.…So, I'm going to drag the None master down…on top of page six,…and you'll notice the folio disappears,…and then I'm going to delete the text frame…that is leftover on this page.…So, that looks pretty good.…
In these tutorials, Chad Chelius explains what XML is and then walks through the entire process in InDesign, from setting up the document and tagging the content, to cleaning the data and fine-tuning the layout. He also offers tips for saving your work in an InDesign template, to regenerate directories when new entries are added, update catalogs seasonally, etc. By the end of the course, you should be able to use this workflow to speed up data-heavy design jobs, big and small.
- What is XML?
- Transforming XML
- Displaying tag markers
- Setting up an InDesign document for XML import
- Creating styles
- Tagging content
- Mapping tags to styles
- Importing XML data in InDesign
- Applying master pages
- Creating a table of contents