Adobe InDesign: Lesson 2

Okay so this new dude starts out by looking at his a-master page.

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You double-click & vola a double-page.


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You can go to your type tool & click & drag to create a new text frame. You’ll use this for the page number or whatever.

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To make a copy, hold down the shift key & the alt/option key, then click & drag.

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To create a text variable, you go to Type > Text Variables > Define.

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Then you’re going to select Running Header then click New.

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You are then going to create a title & make sure the type is Running Header (Paragraph Style) then click ok, & then done.

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You are then gonna go to Windows > Styles > Paragraph Styles

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This little box will show up & you’re going to dock that panel

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You are then going to click on this panel…

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& choose Load Paragraph Styles.

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Select whatever file & click open.

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It will list all the styles you have inside of that document.

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Go back to Text Variables to & select Magazine Title or whatever you were working on.

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You then go to Edit, & select Mag Title as your Style. Also for Use, select First on Page.

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You then select Running Header, go to Edit,

Review: Things to Remember

1. Automatic numbers  don’t always start with page 1.

2. If you want to modify content  on a page that’s  linked  to a master page, use  the Selection tool ( ), Shift+Control+click (Windows) or Shift+Command+click (Mac OS) on content that is linked to a master page to break the link in order to select this locked content.

3. You can access styles created in other InDesign documents by using the Load Styles command found in the panel menu of the Paragraph or Character Styles panels, to import styles created in other documents.


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