Now is the time to use a new function
Template, which allows the creation of a specification for a
page, which can be
applied either to one page at a time or to a
series of pages at the time of their
insertion into a document.
To start with, create 7
new pages with the command Page -> insert ... and fill in
the dialogue box as shown
We won't use the ability to apply a
template at creation of the pages (through the menu labelled Based
on), because we will have 2 templates, one for the left hand pages
and one for the right.
Creating the templates:
To create the templates for the inside pages, use
Edit -> Templates ... and in the dialogue box that
appears, click on
new, enter the name of the first template: left inside
pages, click Ok and format the pages which will be the basis
of all the left pages
We will of course use the scrapbook in
gnu and the S have been stored.
In our example for the left hand
- 1 frame 6mm
wide by 274.50 mm high with coordinates: X=12 mm and Y=10
mm, filled with black at 50%, with the text flow option
- 1 text frame 40 mm wide by 263
mm high with coordinates: X=23
mm and Y=22 mm, this text frame will be multiple duplicated
3 times with a horizontal displacement of 45
mm and zero vertically.
- 1 horizontal line 1pt thick,
with colour YellowGold with coordinates:
X=12 mm and Y=284,33 mm and 186 mm in
- Another horizontal line 1 pt
thick in YellowGold with coordinates: X=12 mm and Y=10.22 mm
and 186 mm long.
One the grey frame, 2 text frames, 1 at the top, with an S
in a size of 27 pt (for the Beta
Dance Medium font) in YellowGold, and the other at the bottom
with the number 1 in white in a size of12.
- An image frame16.9 mm wide and 16.2 mm
high with the gnu at a scaling of 35%, the image must be
centred on the central gutter.
The process in pictures:
Once the template for the left pages is
finished, click on Quit, and the template will be
For the right hand pages, click New and
copy the previous template with
Duplicate, choose the name (inside right pages), and
modify the template so that it is the exact mirror image of the
Since we are working with different templates for the left and right
pages, we will use a function that allows us to see the pages side by
side as they will be in the final document:
File -> Document setup :
select the Facing pages option, leave the other option
Preferences: In the Display tab, select the option
Display pages side by side.
Applying the templates:
For this make sure that you are on the correct page by using the
pulldown menu at the bottom left of the workspace window:
then, page 2 for example is a left hand page
(page 1 is the cover and thus a righthand page), click on
Page -> Apply templates and choose the left page template in the
Repeat the process for the 6
interior pages, the final page will be different.
Here is the result with the new
layout with the pages side by side:
Above is the bottom of the cover page and
the tops of pages 2 and 3, side by side with their symmetrical
And below an overview of the whole document:
||For this effect, it is necessary to
replace the original text frame with a rectangular frame if the
same size with a white background,
no border, and of course with
text flow enabled, placed at exactly the same
The place the text frame on top of it, and with a slightly smaller
size (so that it goes inside) and modify the colour of the background
and of the text.
It is possible to use the
Distribute/align tool to centre the 2 frames
perfectly on top of each other.
Thus it is the rectangular frame placed
under the text frame which controls the text flow of the columns
with its text flow setting and allows the text frame to be placed
with a kind of adjustable text flow (function TBD I assume).
||Here there is a rectangular frame of
the same size and position with a black border, which has been added
above the text frame, because text frames, like image frames do not
have this border option (at present anyway). |
You can do the same sorts of things
with image frames ...