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    Default Will we ever have master pages in my lifetime?

    I am working on a very complex book and cursing the lack of master pages. This cannot be that hard to create. Can it!
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    Default Re: Will we ever have master pages in my lifetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    I am working on a very complex book and cursing the lack of master pages. This cannot be that hard to create. Can it!
    My grandmother lived to be 101.

    I hope you live longer, but you might still be waiting for Master Pages and CMYK support..

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    Default Re: Will we ever have master pages in my lifetime?

    Master pages would be of great benefit to the web side of things and then be subsequently useful for the print side of things.

    My feeling--like y'all don't already know it--is that Xara applications are not layout applications. (I like the screen shot with a hint of APub's icon in it. And perhaps the message it is sending.) And even if Xara applications ever obtain master pages, it will never be as efficient as using a dedicated layout application for even laying out novels.

    But then again, Gary didn't ask my opinion...

    Mike

    As an aside, APub isn't great at handling text over hundreds of pages, either. It does have MPs. However, Serif's use of MPs is at best weird & weak (especially in comparison to its dead product, PagePlus). The concept of how MPs work (and should work) is one of its weakest "new" concepts in work-flows. Serif has stated that how MPs (and their stupid layer system) will be revisited. They now handle linked images better & anchoring of images so I have no doubt they will revamp MPs. It's a matter of when and how it is handled and whether MPs, when changed, work in a more standard manner. But hey, it'll be cheap...

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    Default Re: Will we ever have master pages in my lifetime?

    Paul and Mike - Deju Vu all over again. I have used Xara for so long, I know how to get done what I want to do. And at the end of the day, nobody knows if the book was created in Quark, InDesign or Xara. Xara is just a tool and it works for me most of the time. But doing a book that has a lot of repetition, it would be so much more convenient to apply a master page to the current page or page spread. But I am flogging a dead equine here.
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    Default Re: Will we ever have master pages in my lifetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    I am flogging a dead equine here.
    Most likely.

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    Default Re: Will we ever have master pages in my lifetime?

    How would the master page work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanFelix View Post
    How would the master page work?
    Essentially you make a template for the page layout and can apply that to multiple pages, so they are all consistent.

    Perhaps a bit like this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZAXM6j7cCQ

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    Default Re: Will we ever have master pages in my lifetime?

    And when you make a change to a master page all pages based on that master page update accordingly.
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    Default Re: Will we ever have master pages in my lifetime?

    Gary, just a thought... Would repeat on all pages not work?
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    Default Re: Will we ever have master pages in my lifetime?

    Gary, just a thought... Would repeat on all pages not work?
    That is what I have had to do and then delete whatever it is on the pages I don't want something to appear. But that is a chore. Delete. Then each time specify just this page.

    The idea of master pages similar but the main objects only appear on certain pages. The technology is there.
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