InDesign Question ??

non fiction

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Jul 11, 2002
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Sydney
With all this talk of Quark v. InDesign, I have a question........

In Quark it is possible to put all kind of text and picture elements on a Master Page, some locked and some free, so that when using the master page within the document, you can access the unlocked elements to add text or picutes etc. A locked element remain fixed, while an unlocked picture box can be accessed, for example. This obviously gives a perfectly uniform multi page layout with so little work.

With InDesign I cannot seem to achieve the same thing. Either locked or unlocked, all elements on a master page seem to locked when the master page is added to the document. This seems stupid. The only way I can achieve a consistent result on a large document where all pages share the identical layout is to add guides to the master page and then laboriously copy and paste onto each page.

What am I missing? Is this seemingly obvious feature in Quark missing from InDesign, or am I an idiot?

Someone help me please.

:(
 

gernb

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Jun 6, 2002
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check the manual for the exact short cut, but you have to select the object that's on the master by holding the command or control key and clicking.

that unlocks the object, and at that point you can edit / delete / restack, etc.

good luck.
 

krossfyter

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Jan 13, 2002
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secret city
Does anyone know how to download the Swatch Libraries (Pantone, etc.) in InDesign? Also, when you go to print, they keep asking you to save instead. How does one print?


help
 

saabmp3

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Jul 22, 2002
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Tacoma, WA
do you have your default printer setup to a PDF printer? That would cause the printing error that you are having.

BEN
 

non fiction

macrumors newbie
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Jul 11, 2002
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Sydney
Originally posted by gernb
check the manual for the exact short cut, but you have to select the object that's on the master by holding the command or control key and clicking.

that unlocks the object, and at that point you can edit / delete / restack, etc.

good luck.
Thank you Thank you Thank you..

I had a pretty solid look through the manual, but couldn't find the shortcut or any reference to the action. That will make life so much easier. I just couldn't believe the feature wouldn't be included in the application.

Thanks again
 
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