Lesson B: Preparing for Content

Much of my time in InDesign is spent preparing the document for what’s to come. We’ll learn more about that in the next chapter, but there are structural and stylistic tasks we can do even in a simple document like this one.

Introduction to Master Pages

There is a fabulous feature to control the geometry and content of pages in documents with between 2 and 200 pages. Every page can be “templated” with a master page. Whatever content is on a master page appears on every page that uses that master, whether that content is a logo in the upper-right corner, a running header or footer, or an image.

We’ll add two text frames (one in each column) and a placeholder frame for images (see the sketches at the beginning of ...

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