Now that we have created and applied the A-Cover Page master for our technology newsletter, we can focus our attention on designing the substructure for its inside pages. The inside pages will include a header with the newsletter's name and a footer with the page number. In accomplishing these tasks, we will use some of the formatting techniques we used for the cover page.
We will again turn to the Pages panel and use InDesign's facing master configuration.
Changing Master Options
The lower section of the Pages panel contains two pages that are aligned on either side of a midpoint, indicating right and left pages, as you would see in an open book. We can create masters for our newsletter's inside pages that also have facing pages.
We have already indicated a prefix of A for the cover page. With that established, if, as we create a set of masters that will act as templates for our inside pages, we were to also set the prefix of another master at A, we might be confused about which masters we are applying to the document pages. To solve this conflict, when we create inside page masters, we will assign another prefix.
Let's create a new set of inside page masters.
Step1. To create a set of inside page masters, in the Pages panel,
Click, Click New Master...
Step2. To assign a new prefix for this set of masters, in the Prefix field, if necessary, type:
B Tab key
Step3. To name the set of masters, in the Name field, type:
Step4. To confirm the new scheme,
Creating Footers on the Inside Masters
In InDesign, footers are simply text frames that are located at the bottom of masters. In this newsletter, the bottom frames will contain the page numbers.
We will place a footer with a page number on the left inside master. Instead of putting a page number on each page of the document, we can simply make a page number that dynamically updates itself on each page of the document. First we need to view the entire page.
Step1. To activate the Type tool, if necessary,
Step2. To select the left inside master, in the Master pages section of the Pages panel
Step3. To begin making a footer for the left page,
Press & Drag a frame from 4" horizontal and 10.5" vertical, extending through 4.5" horizontal and 10.75" vertical
Step4. To enter the current page number,
Right-Click the frame, Point to Insert Special Character, Point Markers, Click Current Page Number
NOTE for MacOS Users: To insert a dynamic page number, press Control keyand Click the frame, Click Insert Special Character, Click Markers, Click Current Page Number.
Step5. To center the text, on the Control panel,
Step6. To activate the Text Frame Options dialog box, press:
NOTE for MacOS Users: To activate the Text Frame Options dialog box, press: Command key+b
Step7. To specify a vertical justification of center, in the Vertical Justification Align field,
Click, Click Center, Click
Step8. To activate the text frame,
Step9. To copy the frame with the page number marker,
Step10. To select the right inside master,
Step11. To place a footer with a page number on the right inside master, press:
Step12. To place the frame,
Press & Drag the frame directly underneath the center of the bottom pink page margin
Step13. To view the document pages, in the Pages panel,
Step14. To apply the Inside Pages master to Page 2,
Right-Click, Click Apply Master to Pages...
Step15. To apply the Inside Pages master, in the Apply Master field,
Click, Click B-Inside Pages, Click
On Your Own Exercise: Creating Headers on the Inside Masters
Headers are text frames that are located at the top of masters. In this newsletter, the top frames will contain the publication name.
Now that you know how to format text in frames, you will have an opportunity to create the headers for the inside masters. A rule will divide the headers from the newsletter text.
This section has less guidance than the previous sections. If you would like a walk-through, watch this video.
NOTE: You can refer to the Appendix to see a final version of this newsletter. The header will appear on the left for the left inside page and on the right for the right inside page.
Step1. Move to B-Inside Pages master.
Step2. On the B-Inside Pages masters, create a text frame across the top of the left page that extends one row above the margin and that spans all three columns.
Step3. Use the text: Classroom Technology Today.
Step4. Use a font and style of your choice.
Step5. Using the Paragraph panel, create a Paragraph Rule beneath the text to separate the headers from the newsletter text.
Step6. With the Selection tool, copy and paste the left header to the right-hand page.
Step7. Align the text on the right page to the right.
Step8. Switch to the document pages to view the header on page 2.
Step9. Save the document.