InDesign CS5 Tutorial: Layout with Master Pages (Part 4)

Uploaded by unluckylion on 09.06.2011

Hello, today we are going to talk about Master Pages
And how to give your thesis a good structure
This means that we going to create a front page
we going to add page numbers
and we also create a running header
for each page
If you want to follow along with the tutorial
You will find the document we are using today
on my website [].
I also included some pictures
Which we going to use this time.
If you are ready, open your document
and we can get sarted.
To give your thesis a good structure
you should insert some page brakes
You can do that, by clicking in the text
*right click*
*Insert Brake Character*
and than on *Page Brake*
Now you get a little blue symbol
that indicates
That the page is "broken"
so the text will continue
on the next page
We insert more page breaks
Between the abstract and the Table of Contents.
Now we need to delete the line brakes
also between the Introduction and the Abstract
I have already inserted the other page brakes for you
so we can go to the next point;
which is numbering
Not all pages in our thesis
will have the same kind of numbering
Our front page, that we see here
will have no numbering at all.
Our table of contents
will have roman numbering
And our other pages in the thesis
indicated by the orange color
will have "normal" numbering
now we need to tell that InDesign
Therefore we going to Table of contents
and go on *right click* and *Numbering options*
and we say; [x] Start a new section.
Also, this is now at page 2
because its the second page in our document
but you want to start numbering at 1
and we select the roman number style
Now we click on OK and we get an little arrow
indicating; here is the new section starting
Now we also need to start a new section
for the rest of our text
but we want normal numbers, like "1,2,3"
But their are already occupied by our front page
so we need to change this
we want the Style "A,B,C"
Now we can select the style "Decimal numbers"
And also we should start numbering at page one again
As we are happy with our numbers
it's time to get the numbers on the pages
for this we should use master pages
You find master pages
in the top panel of your
pages window.
And i have opened here
the master page "A"
I placed a picture here to show you
what the effect is.
All the orange pages
have the master "A" applied
you can see this as a small "A" symbol
on each page.
The master page "A" is used
as kind of an background
that is overlaid on each page.
If we delete the picture
and insert a small text box over here
where we place our page numbering
we get a page number on every orange page.
To insert the current page number
select the type tool
and go on right click
*Insert Special Character* -> *Markers* -> *Count Page Number*
You should make sure that the Paragraph style is "basic text".
Now we will get a page number on every page
that has the master "A" applied
for example page 6, we see a 6 down here.
And the same for the other pages
As we can see
this page with the table of contents
doesn't have a master applied
because it does not have the letter "A" in the overview.
To apply a master to this page as well
You just select the master "A"
and drag it on the page.
Now we get the
roman number "I" down here
Our title page should not have a number at all
so just keep "master none"
Now its time to take care of our front page
one important thing is to
dissolve the link between the text boxes
to avoid overflowing text
therefore we need to delete the box
But we going to copy the text in there first
than we delete it
we get a warning, but we can ignore that
and we going to create a new text frame
and paste in our text again
I going to speed this up!
just play around,
increase the text size and
make it look good. Insert some pictures if you like
see you back in a second
this could be one example how your thesis could look like.
I also going to show you
now another way to do it.
If your University has a fancy logo
you can take it and put it in the background.
scale it
rotate it
and change the opacity to 15%
than you can arrange it, *send to back*
to have it behind the text
and than position it on the page, where you want to have it
I hope my 2 examples did give you some inspiration
and feel free to create your own cover page in your style
But also get some feedback
from your parents or friends
to make sure that it's a nice cover page.
The final thing we going to talk about in this video
are running headers.
To create a running header we first
go on to create a line, that is
going above our text.
To create a line, we should make sure
that we have under *Grits and Guides*
*Smart Guides* activated
that will help us to draw the line
If you press the shift key
you can make sure, that you draw a strait line.
Now the line has the same dimensions as the text.
We can copy this one
and take it with us
to our master page.
Position in above the text
make it a little bit thinner
like 0.5 pt
And now we can create a text frame above this line.
This one will hold our running header.
We want to change the paragraph style to "font"
to get rid of the indent.
And now we need to create our variable
For the running header.
To do this, we go on *Type*
*text variables* -> *Define*
You can go on New, and we call our variable "running header"
The type is the "Character Style (Running Header)"
We need to create this Style
say New Character Style
and we call it "Running Header Style"
There will be no style options
in this style, we keep it as it is.
Go on OK
and than we use "First on page"
and we can go on OK
That's it
Now we can insert the variable
with "insert variable" -> "Running Header".
We don't see anything here
because we now need to see
if we go to our pages
that include our headlines
in this system.
That's done by
editing the headlines
so on Edit
and now we go on
"Drop Caps and Nested Styles"
and we create a nested style
it should have the Style "Running Header"
trough; 3 sentences
and we go on OK
This will apply our
Character style to this headline.
If we now refresh the page
We have the introduction over here
Let my explain how this works
The Introduction headline has the Character Style
we created assigned
and the program looks for the first headline
that has this Style
The other headlines don't have this Character Style at the moment
If we go on the next page, we get therefore
"Introduction" as the running header, and not
this headline for example
Therefore if we want to include
this headlines into the system
we net to go on Paragraph Styles
also for "Head 2"
go on edit
and do the same thing again.
"New Nested Style" -> "Running Header Style"
trough the first 3 sentences
go on OK
And now, if we go down here
we have "Headline or something"
from here, as our header
Because on this page, there are no other Headlines
so InDeisgn looks on the page before
which Headline was present here
Now we have the problem, if we look at the whole page
We don't have much space on top
we should move the whole stuff down
to get more space.
We could do that by hand
but there is a nice trick to
make it a little bit easier for us.
We can go to the master page
and we go on *Layout* -> *Layout Adjustment*
and make sure that we have [x] "layout Adjustments" enabled.
Than we can go on *Margins & Columns*
and we can change the top margin
this is the box we have here
we pull it down 10 mm more
we type in 30 mm
and go on OK
now its moved down
Move the Running Header down as well
and we can see the result on our pages
as we can see; on all pages with the master "A"
the text was moved down
now it looks nice
we can do some adjustments to the Running Header
we can move it down again
we can write down or name
and the date as well
and than we can push that to the right
and also apply some formatting (Character Style: Reff).
Lest see again how it looks on our pages.
looks alright.
and the Running Headers are working
As you can see here
we might need to do some adjustment
if we change the size of our text box
we need to push it down a little bit
All right, that's it for today!
Se you next time, bye!