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I am writing a catalogue that is using indexing. I wish to set some pages landscapre and some portrait. My Master page is in Portrait. How do you change orientation of the master page for one particular page. I have In design pagemaker plug in version CS Windows XP Profeesional Thanks...

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    Default using Master pages with landscape & portrait orientations

    I am writing a catalogue that is using indexing.
    I wish to set some pages landscapre and some portrait.
    My Master page is in Portrait.
    How do you change orientation of the master page for one particular page.
    I have In design pagemaker plug in version CS
    Windows XP Profeesional
    Thanks
    mford@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: using Master pages with landscape & portrait orientations

    I'm pretty sure this cannot be done. You would need to create 2 separate doents, make PDFs, & then juggle the pages. The indexing wouldn't work. I really hope the next version can make orientation & size changes.

    Mick
    Mick_Rose@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: using Master pages with landscape & portrait orientations

    I am still using ID2, with CS coming any day now, but I can confirm that both portrait and landscape can't be achieved in the one doc in ID2, and no doubt the same applies to CS.

    All that can be done is to rotate the text on a portrait page to get landscape orientation.

    Two things to watch:

    1. I have found that unless a rotated text frame is locked, it is possible that the frame will remain landscape and the text will revert to portrait when the file is reopened.

    2. I have also experienced a complete TOC failure when I made a change to a rotated heading. This may have been a coincidence, but it may be that indexing of rotated text may be similarly affected.

    Adobe certainly needs to get across this issue and introduce mixing of page orientations in future versions of ID. It should be possible for a portrait master page to be simply rotated and saved as landscape, leaving headers and footers at the sides of the rotated page. Another layout program I use allows mixing in the same doc, but defaults its auto headers and footers to the top and bottom of a landscape page, meaning that a simple 90 degree rotation has to be faked to get headers and footers in the correct positions.

    This is yet another basic book production tool that Adobe has yet to grapple with. Landscape pages do happen . . . unfortunately!
    Tony_Stuart@adobeforums.com Guest

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