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Old 07-31-2008, 08:56 AM   #1
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Default InDesign - there must be an easier way

When typesetting novels I generally have 2 master pages - a normal one and one for chapter openings which has a larger top margin and no running heads.

It's fine until one of the chapters gains or loses a page. I then have to go through all the subsequent chapters reassigning master pages. There must be an easier way.

I used to use a separate file for each chapter but it's a PITA setting them up when there are lots of chapters. The current book, for example, is about 300 pages and has 34 chapters. The manuscript is presented as a single Word file. Splitting it up it 34 files (either in Word or InDesign) is more work than manually assigning master pages.

There must be an easier way...


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