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Hi, I have a book with a single main-flow frame on each page. My client wants me to make the text narrower---that is, to make the side margins wider. My L- and R-page frames are the same size, but in opposing orientation. Is there a more efficient way for me to change the frames w/o doing each one manually? For example, can I change their masters, then reapply them to the pages that use them? Just out of curiosity, I tried the Layout menu's "Margins and Columns" settings, but it didn't seem to affect the frames. (What does it affect, ...

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    Hi,

    I have a book with a single main-flow frame on each page. My client wants me to make the text narrower---that is, to make the side margins wider.

    My L- and R-page frames are the same size, but in opposing orientation.

    Is there a more efficient way for me to change the frames w/o doing each one manually? For example, can I change their masters, then reapply them to the pages that use them?

    Just out of curiosity, I tried the Layout menu's "Margins and Columns" settings, but it didn't seem to affect the frames. (What does it affect, anyway?)

    Thanks, Andy
    Andy_Fielding@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Layout>layout adjustment>enable layout adjustment.

    Then change your margins.

    Bob

    Bob_Levine Guest

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    Thanks for your reply, Bob. I'd read about Layout Adjustment in ID's Help but didn't quite understand it.

    I got the impression it applied only to changing a project's page size, rather than the sizes of its frames, as I wanted to do. (I figured it expanded or contracted each page's frames to maintain the margins.)

    But does it also monitor changes to masters' frames, and automatically change all pages based on them? Or perhaps both? (The doentation could be a bit more specific, or I could be a bit sharper.)

    Here's what I ended up doing:

    (1) Selected and cut the entire flow.

    (2) Changed the sizes of the frames on the masters.

    (3) Selected all pages in the Pages palette, then used the Remove All Local Overrides command.

    (4) Pasted the flow back (incl. 2nd out-port paste after the initial paste).

    Could Layout Adjustment have done that more easily?

    Thanks, Andy
    Andy_Fielding@adobeforums.com Guest

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    It's not perfect, if that's what you're asking. I've only needed it a
    couple of times when margins changed. I've never used it for new page sizes.

    My best advice is to try it and see how works.

    Bob

    Bob_Levine Guest

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    You're right, Bob---when you change a master frame, the frames automatically change on the pages using that master. Thanks very much.
    Andy_Fielding@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Wow. So helpful. I needed this so bad, thanks!
    Brad Guest

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