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Re: Changing column layout mid-document


Mark has given you both the fastest and the best solution to your problem.
I do documents for the government every year that have requirements similar
to yours and the template (and that's the key, make/evolve a template) has
standard Left/Right two-column English/French layouts (two master pages
here, the default ones), and two Left/Right single-column master pages (for
bilingual tables), and then two more single-column pages in Landscape mode
for the really wide tables.  Once you get the template made, then you can
apply page layouts with ease and you don't have to worry about overrides.
>From what you said you may have to add either disconnected pages, or
disconnect some flows, depending on your documents requirements.  If you
really wanted to make life easy, make separate masters with the autoconnect
unchecked for the main flow and apply these where needed.  If you hand
tooled your layout by manipulating the body page flows, you have overrides
all over the place, and if the length of the document changes you have a
lot of hand work to do.  Esc, o, g, m gives you the master page application
dialog on all platforms.

Good luck,

At 2:17 PM -0500 10/11/98, Mark Dykstra wrote:
>Hi, Lynda.
>Lynda Simons wrote:
>> Thanks, Mark. This is also a neat suggestion, but I can't see any way to
>> apply a different master page to more than one page at a time. (Also, I
>> would need a two new master pages, a left and a right.)
>Sorry! I should have been more explicit.
>1. Create two new master pages: DoubleColumnLeft and DoubleColumnRight.
>2. Base the DoubleColumnLeft master page on your current Left master page and
>DoubleColumnRight on your current Right master page.
>3. For each new master page, choose Format > Customize Layout > Customize Text
>Frame and set the Column # to 2.
>4. At the Body Page level, choose Format > Page Layout > Master Page Usage.
>5. For Custom, select DoubleColumnLeft.
>6. Under Apply to:, select Pages and enter the page range you want
>7. Ensure that Even is selected.
>8. De-select Odd.
>9. Click Apply.
>Repeat steps 5-9 for DoubleColumnRight, applying it to all of the odd pages in
>the page range.
>That's the fast way, I think. Again, good luck!

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