Advanced Use Of The Pages Panel In Adobe InDesign CC
Hi there in this video, we're going to do some advanced pages. Okay. Looking at this page is panel here. First one we're going to do is see that I come here. Okay you can see this little rotated option here. If I double click on it. Hey, it's around the other way. It's a cool little way of working sideways so it doesn't affect the print. You can turn it back easily. Another one is you can see in my pages panel here I have multiple size pages so I can have a roll fold in the middle. You also notice here, I have my page numbering A. B. C. D. And then 12345. We'll look at how to adjust it so it's not a right hand spread. It starts with the left hand spread. We'll look at templates and that'll be it. Let's jump into in design now and get going. Alright first up let's open up our file. I've kind of got us started with let's go to file and let's go to open And inside of exercise files under 11 pages there's this one called advanced pages, panel example. Open that up And this is what it looks...
like. The first thing we're gonna do is in our pages. Panel scroll down to page 15. Okay, so I've got a page in here and I want to add a map. So we're gonna go file place And that exact same exercise files under 11 pages. There's one called map. Okay I'm gonna drag it out and what I'd like to do is I want to rotate it. okay because it's going to be kind of like best viewed this angle, it's going into a printed magazine so people can kind of just flip it around and check it. Now one of the troubles with drag it out a bit bigger And one of the troubles of working kind of sideways or partially this way and partially sideways is I want to add a heading to this and I could draw the heading and then just rotate it around. But visually it's quite hard to kind of line things up and make it look pretty what you can do with the pages panel is over here, you can right click page 15, you can go to page attributes and in here there's one called rotate spread. Okay, I just want to rotate it 90° clockwise. That works for me. Okay, now I get to grab the type tool and draw out type box and this is going to be our new development development. Okay, you can make it nice and big and I'm just kind of working in this in this rotated view and it means I can just draw things and work quite easily and nicely. Now the good thing about it is when I make a pdf it will flip it back out so it can stay like this, it's not like a permanent rotation, it's just while you're working you can turn it off by doing the same thing, you can see that that one's been rotated, you can turn it off by going to the same thing rotate, spread view and go back to clear rotation. So do all your work rotated and then flip it back over. You don't have to flip it back over if you don't want to. All right, tip one, the next tip is, let's say this long document here is going to have a centerfold where you open up the middle of the document and you can fold out another page. Okay so a roll fold in the middle. So I'm going to double click page 11 and what I'd like it to be twice the site. What he used to do is kind of do this weird shuffling thing where we had an extra page here, it's a lot easier to grab the page tool. Okay, so the page tool is this third one down here? I'm going to click on this document and I'm going to say actually I'd like you to be twice the size. Okay, so instead of 8.5, remember we can do measurements in here. Times two. Okay, and it just kind of pokes out that side there. You can see in here, I've just got an extra side page now, I'm gonna have to do the same four page 12 because it's the back of it. So you my friend, you need to be the same, you need to be times two, you have to do some adjustment for that type. But yeah, that's how to add an extra page. The one thing you might think is like I'm just gonna drag it. Weirdly if you just drag it like this steps back, it really doesn't want to resize. You gotta hold down the option key on a Mac or the old key on a Pc while you're dragging it. I don't know why, but that will let you do it because it doesn't like you doing crazy pages anyway. That's how to do multiple sized pages in the same kind of spread document. Now there's a couple of things I need to do with the master page. So I've got a master page here that's got kind of my numbers in this ugly looking circle here on this page. Now on page 11 doesn't really work. So I'm going to remember it stuck. I could create a different master page or I could just hold down command shift on a Mac or control shift on a pc like him, delete them, click him, Delete them. I could go back and shift, click both of them without deleting them and just move them across. So they're not part of the master page anymore, but they're still on there. If you added anything to the master page now, it would still get added, just not these two guys. So I'm gonna do the same four pages, 12 and three. So command J one return. I'm not worried about that one because it's hidden behind it. But this guy doesn't need page one. I'm going to beat those guys. This guy doesn't need it as well. Mm Goodbye. This one doesn't need it right that you are gone. You've gone. So that's a shortcut for deleting things from the master page. Now another problem you're going to run into is I've got my cover, I've got an inside cover. I've got a contents page. I've got an inside back contents page and then my content doesn't start until page five. Okay, you can see down here, page five is where it starts. Shouldn't have lined that up that way we'll ignore it so we need to change the ordering. Okay, so the way to do this is you go up to this first one, double click page one, right click them and go to numbering and sections. And I want to say I want to start page numbering at one but I don't want to use numbers. I would like to use letters and we normally always use capital abc. You can use anything though. Okay, now the whole document comes abc all the way along. You'll notice on my page numbering is all A B C D. So not what I want. Okay, so you do that. But then the second part is the double click the page. You want to start the numbering it. And my cases E that's where my kind of content starts you. Right click him go back to the exact same place numbering and sectioning. You say I want to start punch numbering at one from this particular page, make sure he's double clicked in blue. Okay? And I want to start from here from one, so start page numbering at one. But using these guys click OK and we're back. You see it's got the right page numbers, so 123 And you can see over here ABCD and then 123 all the way through. Another thing people like to do with pages is by default, when we're using spreads, you start with the right hand spread and in this case that's what I want to do. So I'm going to totally break this one. But let's say I want this to be just like two pages next to each other. Stop doing this spread thing where it splits them across. So what you can do is right click our first page here and we can say allow document pages to shuffle. What that means is nothing really happens except I can grab page and go, you're now over here, it's kind of hard to do, kind of you need to drag it on this side of the little line. The editor will zoom in so you can see but if I undo it's really hard click drag over here, doesn't work but see there's a little like on there. He is. Cool. So now I can start with a spread that goes there. So my front spread is this page and this page and continues on. Alright, so that's studying pages on the left. I've totally wrecked mine but I know lots of people want to do that side by side and one of the last ones for pages is actually starting with some of the templates. So we're gonna go to file new and let's go to document and these options along the top here are perfect. Okay, go to print and you might be ignoring these guys on the bottom here. Don't why? Because there's lots of templates down here. There's lots of free ones and it might just be a nice way to get started with the document. Okay, get some fresh ideas. All you need to do is click on them, pick the sea preview and that's a little preview of this. The only trouble is it's not going to give you these images giving you like a often what I do is a screenshot of this just so I can see what they've done with the images because once you actually download it, there's an option that says download already downloaded this one and practiced opened up, open and you get this document and it just doesn't look as sexy when it's missing all its images. So you can use this as a start. You might just use it for some of these kind of nice pull quotes and that's kind of interesting little chapter heading here lines. Okay. It might ask you to download some fonts as well, they'll be from type kit so they'll be free and you just switch out. The images might just be a good place to get started. There are more and you can go pay for those at stock dot adobe dot com. Alright. That's gonna be it for advance page stuff.