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I have problems using master pages

There is a menu way to "show master pages" However it is always greyed out

I want to create a master page that I can then choose to use in a new file

Questions

1) Is there a way to produce a template file?

2) How do I import a Master page of my choice into a new file

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1 hour ago, Philcinbath said:

Questions

1) Is there a way to produce a template file?

2) How do I import a Master page of my choice into a new file

Hello @Philcinbath,

@1 : with the latest beta 1.7.0.133 the creation of own template files is introduced. Look at the 'File > New' dialog. There is a 'Page Preset' box at the top where you can define and name your own presets.

@2 : it is possible but only by copy and pasting the contents of the Master Page to the other document. There is no export of Master Pages (yet).

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1 hour ago, Philcinbath said:

There is a menu way to "show master pages" However it is always greyed out

Where do you find that?


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5 minutes ago, dominik said:

@1 : with the latest beta 1.7.0.133 the creation of own template files is introduced. Look at the 'File > New' dialog. There is a 'Page Preset' box at the top where you can define and name your own presets. 

While I like the new ability to create file presets, I consider that different from templates. A template file would have master pages, styles, and other important document aspects already defined. One can simulate that today by creating a file with those characteristics but without real data and saving it for later reuse. But true template files would be nice.


-- Walt

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57 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

While I like the new ability to create file presets, I consider that different from templates.

Hi @walt.farrell,

thank you for pointing out the difference between presets and templates. 1) maybe I am a little too excited about the new addition. 2) maybe my English is a little limited to immediately recognize the difference at first. But after thinking about it I understand and see the difference between the two.

BTW, I myself have posted about the ability to create own templates independent of AD's or APubs feature set. I just didn't think (completely) about the enhanced possibilities with templates and their content :)

d.


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Looks like my memory was not 100%

Under menu/document  there is a "view masters" option. That is what is greyed out. Not show master pages 

Same meaning, different words

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3 hours ago, Philcinbath said:

Looks like my memory was not 100%

Under menu/document  there is a "view masters" option. That is what is greyed out. Not show master pages 

Same meaning, different words

view masters

Thanks for the clarification. Document > View Masters will be grayed out until you have created a Master Page. You do that from the Pages panel (if it's not showing, View > Studio > Pages).

View Masters is a toggle. When it's off (or grayed out), the "focus" of the Pages panel is on document pages, and the displayed page is a document page. When it's on, the Pages panel focuses on the Master pages, and the displayed page will be a Master page.


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Well done Serif on Beta 133.  in response to requests it now includes new features including
i) when you hover your mouse pointer over a page in the Pages tab, it now shows which master/s applied to that page

1429538112_appliedmasters.PNG.5c18868464e889ce9e620d2740c83164.PNG   No doubt there will be some who think you shouldn't have to hover your mouse over a page to find out but personally I think it's great!


ii) When you start a new document, you can select whether images in your new document should be embedded or linked, again something that many have requested. [In case some people are wondering, I am using the Light user interface rather than the default Dark, while I am experimenting.

443313586_preferlinked.PNG.bfc35bf266626177359cfaeb8cc4ca2c.PNG

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