InDesign...how to change views?!

gernb

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Jun 6, 2002
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I seldom use InDesign, but have to use it for a current project...so spare me the 'gentle' reminders of why I should be using Quark.

My question is this:

Is there a way to change the view so that when I zoom in and out I'm only looking at one spread and pasteboard at a time?

Let's say I've got a document open that has 4 spreads. Whenever I zoom out I start seeing the other pasteboards and spreads. I only want to look at one at a time...regardless of whether I'm at 100%, 12% or 800%.

Please help. There must be a way to change how ID displays pages / pasteboards, etc.

Big thanks in advance.
 

idkew

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i am not exactly sure what you want but...

if you do a cmd - 0 (zero) it will show the entire page (pasteboard...) you are working on, but it will also show the facing page a bit, depending on the size and shape of your document. if you really do not want to see the facing page, resize the window so that is only fits the one page in it at a time.

oh- there is absolutely nothing wrong with using indesign, just think of yourself as a trendsetter. everyone will follow sooner or later.
 

djkut

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Aug 10, 2002
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Originally posted by idkew
oh- there is absolutely nothing wrong with using indesign, just think of yourself as a trendsetter. everyone will follow sooner or later.
Amen
 

gernb

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Jun 6, 2002
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command 0 doesn't get me exactly what i want, but thanks for the idea.

i guess what i'm after is a view that lets me see only 1 pasteboard at a time, no matter what magnification i'm at. i want this because without it, i have to do a ton of scrolling and dragging in order to stay focused on the area i'm working on.

makes sense, right? when you're working on a magazine you shouldn't have to look at the entire magazine unless you really want to. PLEASE....somebody tell me that Adobe makes it possible to view spreads and the pasteboard in the same way as, say, pagemaker?
 

gernb

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Jun 6, 2002
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e-coli:

right. strangely enough, the manual doesn't address this question.

i'm not a moron...but this baffles me.