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Noorodeen
Layout/Master page question
on Aug 6, 2006 at 11:06:39 am

Hello All,

While creating a layout or master page in Quark you can create an image file and then place an image in it in each of the document pages. This allows you to have a consistent location throughout the entire document, and even more importantly, it saves tons of time b/c you only need to create the image box once in the master page.

I tried to do the same thing in inDesign, but it doesn't seem to allow me to select the box from the different pages of the document. Does this feature exist in inDesign? If so, how can I access it?

Thanks,
amir




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Thumbslinger
Re: Layout/Master page question
on Aug 6, 2006 at 3:33:30 pm

Any elements placed on the master page in InDesign are automatically locked. You have to release the particular item(s) so that you can edit the contents.



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bilart
Re: Layout/Master page question
on Aug 8, 2006 at 12:23:51 pm

Command + Shift click releases locked, by default, elements from master page



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Ekwoman
Re: Layout/Master page question
on Aug 9, 2006 at 4:14:37 pm

You can Command (or ctrl) + Shift select the object on each document page (as suggested above), but you can save yourself that step. Go to your document page, choose Place and get your loaded cursor, then simply hover over the master page object on the document page and you'll see rounded brackets around the loaded cursor icon...just click and the graphic will be placed inside that object. You have now done a master page override and placed a graphic all in one step.

Keep in mind that just because you've overridden the master page item doesn't mean there's no connection left to it. For instance, if you change the object's color or position on the master page, it will change on the document page. When you do a master page override, it only overrides what you've done to it (in this case, put something as its content)...everything else stays connected. Going back and removing overrides puts the object back as it is on the Master Page (and re-locks it to the Master). If you choose Detach Selection (or All Objects) from Master, you'll permanently sever the connection.

Erica Gamet
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