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Using Masters, Part 1

Using Masters, Part 1

On the Layout tab of the Ribbon, use the Add button to add one or more additional pages. You’ll need to add at least two pages if you want to create a first page master and separate masters for odd- and even-numbered pages. When you’re finished, click the Master Pages tab at bottom-right to begin editing the masters. Note the blue Master label becomes visible at top-left of each page—a reminder that these are masters and not the document itself.

The Layout tab of the Ribbon now shows some check boxes for various Master Page Options; the ones of interest are the check boxes labeled Differed First Page and Different Odd & Even Pages (see Figure 3). Checking the first of these will isolate the first page from the other master pages, as denoted by the blue First Page Master label that appears at the top-left of that page. Checking the Different Odd & Even Pages check box causes Even Page Master or Odd Page Master labels to appear on those pages.

The only text or image boxes normally placed on masters are those that need to appear either on the first page (in the case of the First Page Master) or all the pages in the document (as with the default Master Page, Even Page Master, and Odd Page Master). Don’t add text or image boxes from that you’ll want to edit in the document itself—i.e., those text or image boxes that will contain most of the newsletter content.

Figure 3 Master pages hold elements that appear on all document pages based on them.

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