I’m creating an Orchestral Score and I’ve never really messed with Master Pages. I don’t exactly know what I’m doing (when creating a Master Page and I don’t want to mess it up. Could someone please help me with this? (attaching a pdf of what I’m going for)
In addition to reading the documentation referenced by Dan…
Start by opening the type of Master Page you would want to edit as if you were going to edit it. Then click on the various frames and note in the Properties panel (and the anchor-point diagram) how each is set up. (I wrote these items down for reference when I started created my own Master Pages.)
Then create a Custom page based on no prior page (which would not interfere with the default pages) and play with the frames to see how they work. I find that experimenting is one of the quickest way to get one’s footing.
An alternate approach would be to open a new project just to experiment with the various Master Pages. I have a saved project set up just to use to create new Master Pages, from which I can then export Master Page Sets to use in my more serious projects.
Hey Craig, I would much rather delete the Flow Title entirely and add a Subtitle. With the way Flow Titles work, I would have too much space between the Title and Subtitle. The order (highest to lowest) that I want is Title, Subtitle, Composer. Everything else you explained I do know how to do (I did this myself I’m just not sure how to convert to Master Page). Thanks!
A. Don’t delete Flow Headings - if you delete them you get page overrides, which mean that changes you make to Master Pages won’t take effect on the individual pages. Turn them off in Layout Options instead.
B. You can’t convert changes you make on individual pages into Master Pages - you need to do the work inside the Master Pages Editor.
No no, I haven’t deleted the headings, just the Flow Title. Sorry if I implied that. Also I’m aware that I can’t do that. I’ve been trying to create a Master Page to look identical or almost identical to the pdf I sent.
Let me put that a different way: don’t alter anything that’s in a text frame on the individual pages: that’s Flow Headings, Project Titles, Flow Titles, Composer, you name it. If it’s text and it’s in a green frame, make the changes in the Master Pages Editor and the Flow Headings Editor, and turn on and off the bits you want in Layout Options.