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Creating Master Pages

A master page holds and displays all the elements that you want to appear on every page in a document, such as headers, logos, page numbers, and footers. The master is like a background layer to a page. Everything on the background layer appears on the page above it. Master elements appear on document pages surrounded by a dotted border to make them easy to identify. When you create a new document, you also create a master page. If you want to create additional master pages, you can create them from scratch or from an existing page or spread.

Add Objects to an Existing Master Page

yellow_1.jpg Select the Pages panel.

  • Click the Window menu, and then click Pages.

yellow_2.jpg Double-click the master page in the master page area of the Pages panel.

The master page or two page spread appears in the document window.

yellow_3.jpg Add text boxes, elementLinks, or any other elements you want on the page.

yellow_4.jpg Double-click a page in the document page area of the Pages panel.

The elements added to the master page or spread appear on the document page.

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Create a Master Page from an Existing Page

yellow_1.jpg Select the Pages panel.

  • Click the Window menu, and then click Pages.

yellow_2.jpg Drag a page or a spread from the document page area to the master page area.

  • You can also select a page or spread, click the Options menu, point to Master Pages, and then click Save As Master.

Create a Master Page from Scratch

yellow_1.jpg Select the Pages panel.

  • Click the Window menu, and then click Pages.

yellow_2.jpg Click the Options menu on the panel, and then click New Master.

yellow_3.jpg Select from the following Pages panel options:

  • Prefix. Enter a prefix up to four characters. This identifies the applied master for each page.
  • Name. Enter a name for the master page.
  • Based on Master. Select an existing master on which to base the new master.
  • Number of Pages. Enter the number of pages (1-10) you want in the master spread.

yellow_4.jpg Click OK.

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