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 guides.
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.
1. Click on Master Pages icon.
2. Then click on Text Tool. Now the cursor changes to I - beam.
3. Then click on the left Master page where you want to put the page number.
4. Press Ctrl + Alt + P.
5. The page number displays as ‘LM’ on the left Master Page.
6. Similarly click on the right Master page where you want to put the page number.
7. Press Ctrl + Alt + P.
8. The 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 Page
1. Click the New Master Page icon in the Master Pages palette. The New Master Page dialog box appears.
2. Enter the name of the new Master Page in the Name field.
3. Make the appropriate changes in the Margins and Column Guides fields.
4. Click on OK button. A new Master Page appears in the Master Pages palette.