Discover the purpose of master pages and how to apply them.
- In InDesign, master pages function as templates…for your document pages.…Typically, master pages are where you put page numbers…and running headers and footers,…but you can put any element…that you want to appear on all of your document pages…on your master pages.…On the Pages panel,…at the top you have your Master Pages.…You might just want to pull that horizontal divider down…so that you can see them all.…And beneath that, you have your document pages.…What's not obvious is that when you set up a document,…in the new dialog box,…you're actually creating the A-Master page:…its size, its orientation, its columns, and its margins.…
Let's just take a look at that.…Command, or Control, + N.…So these properties that you create here,…every time you create a new document,…this defines the way that A-Master page looks.…And even though you may not have any content…on the A-Master page, it is still controlling…all document pages that are based on it…in terms of its page size, its margins, and its orientation.…You can tell in the Pages panel…
Author and designer Nigel French explains how to set up an "editorial workspace" that puts the tools you need most at close reach. He then moves on to selecting and editing text in InDesign: changing case, adding special characters, formatting lists, and inserting breaks. He also shows how to use the Story Editor, Notes, and the Track Changes feature, and explains how InDesign documents are constructed, so that you can edit them with more confidence.
- Opening and saving InDesign documents
- Creating an editorial workspace
- Using guides and nonprinting visual aids
- Selecting and editing text
- Changing case
- Accessing special characters
- Working with bulleted and numbered lists
- Checking spelling
- Working with Notes and Track Changes
- Understanding the underlying structure of an InDesign file
- Controlling text breaks
Skill Level Beginner
1. The InDesign Environment
2. Editing Text
3. Editorial Panels and Features
4. How InDesign Documents Are Constructed
5. Controlling Text Breaks
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