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Hi Stephen488

On 9/29/2018 at 10:35 AM, stephen 488 said:

Hi AP,

Is it possible to combine different page sizes,  like producing a book cover jacket ?

Yes it is possible, by using sections.

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  If you Right Click on a page in the Pages panel, you can start a new section. 

 

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Good luck with your work

Pman

Once you have made a new section you can then Right Click on the page in your section that you want to be the cover page and this time select Spread properties. In the dialogue box that opens you can select Custom size and then enter the size that your book cover needs to be. When you've done that you will now have different size pages.  You will then need to make sure all of your book pages are in a new section that starts after your cover.

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Good luck with your work

Pman

 

 

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Noticed images inserted in incorrect order

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Thanks Pman,

Much appreciated and a great help.

Is it possible to add different sized pages in order as my picture below of a wrap around book cover.

I know you can add up the different sizes and make one complete rectangle but I'd like to maintain each page, flaps and spine.

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2 hours ago, PMan said:

Yes it is possible, by using sections.

You don't really need sections in order to have pages (spreads) of different sizes. I suppose it might help for organization purposes, though.


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1 hour ago, stephen 488 said:

Thanks Pman,

Much appreciated and a great help.

Is it possible to add different sized pages in order as my picture below of a wrap around book cover.

I know you can add up the different sizes and make one complete rectangle but I'd like to maintain each page, flaps and spine.

185550277_wraparoundbookcover.jpg.cce3fe663b81c0ac41ecf9f83d3955b0.jpg

 

You cannot have pages of different sizes within a single spread. Nor can you have more than 2 pages in a spread.

At this point you will need to use separate pages, or you will need to use one page with a set of rectangles on it as you showed.


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Thanks for the reply Walt, yes using a set of rectangles would be a good way to do this.

The world of printing and publishing has lots of variations like the cover jacket and packaging as you are no doubt aware.

I guess I hoped that publisher would allow you to add pages of various sizes and orientation, not just bookwork.

Kind regards, Stephen 488

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One option is to make the book cover in Aff Designer - you can have different sizes of artboards and then is possible open this document in Publisher, but you can't convert artboards to spread.

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I've just noticed that no different page sizes are possible.
It is not only needed for books. More often it is used for folders (Tri-Fold), the last (first) page is always smaller, eg 100 / 100 / 97 mm (EU).

Work on it, Serif!

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