Any text or object that
you place on the master page will appear on the entire document pages to which
the master is applied. It shortens the amount of time because you don’t have to
create the same objects repeatedly on subsequent pages.
Master Pages commonly
contain repeating logos, page numbers, headers, and footers. They also contain
nonprinting layout guides, such as column guides, ruler guides, and margin
A master item cannot be
selected on a document page.
You can create, modify,
and delete objects on master pages just like any other objects, but you must do
so from the master pages themselves.
At the lower left corner
of a document (publication) window you can find an icon which represents the
master pages. The letters L and R (L denotes left and R denotes right) mark the
master page icon for facing pages. A single-sided publication icon is marked by
an R alone.
on Master Pages icon.
click on Text Tool. Now the cursor changes to I - beam.
Then click on the left
Master page where you want to put the page number.
Ctrl + Alt + P.
page number displays as ‘LM’ on the left Master Page.
click on the right Master page where you want to put the page number.
Ctrl + Alt + P.
page number displays as ‘RM’ on the right Master Page, but will appear
correctly on the actual pages.
To make the master items
invisible on a particular page, switch to the appropriate page, then choose View
> Display Master items (which is usually ticked).
Master Pages palette organize all
the command you will need to work with Master Pages. Refer Figure 1.61
and 1.62 To show Master Page Palette
1. Choose Window>
Show Master Pages in the menu bar. The Master Pages Palette appears.
By default, all
PageMaker documents have a Master Page already created ‘Document Master’.
But sometimes you will require more than one Master Page.
You can set up multiple
Master Pages for any publication, each page containing a specific combination
of headers, footers, page numbers, frames, and other elements that you want to
use over and over.
When you create a new
Master Page, you will be asked to name the new Master page and set its margins
and column guides.
To create a new Master
the New Master Page icon in the Master Pages palette. The New Master
Page dialog box appears.
the name of the new Master Page in the Name field.
the appropriate changes in the Margins and Column Guides fields.
on OK button. A new Master Page appears in the Master Pages palette.