Video:How to Work With Master Pages in InDesignwith Frank Bayless
Master pages in InDesign give you quick and easy access to the layout of your document. Watch this About.com video to learn how to quickly include master pages in your InDesign projects.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Work With Master Pages in InDesign
Hi this is Frank Bayless for About.com and this is how to work with master pages in InDesign.
Opening the InDesign Document
The first thing we need to do is make sure we have a blank document open. We can do this by going to the file menu selecting new and our new document window will open up. In our document window we can define all of the settings for our document. We need to define the intent for this document and for this purpose will be selecting print. You can add some dimensions and any other specifications for your document that you will need and press okay and you'll see the document on the screen.
Setting up the Master Pages
Next in order to set up a master page we need to go to pages in the upper right-hand corner and select it to open up the pages panel. As you can see there's already one page open that hasn't an A master applied to it. The a master is our master page template. Next we want to create two new pages and we will do this by going down to create new page. Click on the page once to see a left-hand side created and click on it twice to see a right-hand side created just like in a book. Both of those newly created pages have the a master template page of applied to them. In order to create templates for pages we want to edit the a master. We're going to add a simple rectangle by grabbing the rectangle tool or M on our keyboard. As you can see it has added a rectangle into our master page template, and any page below it that has the a master applied to it. Anything you add on the a master page template will be added to any pages that have the a master applied to it no matter what it is.
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