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Affinity Publisher - Adjust Layout (Batch move content on all pages of a document)

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InDesign has a script called "adjust Layout". it allows you to batch move content on every page of a document (e.g. you can move everything up by 10mm). Is there anything similar in Affinity? 

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There's nothing specifically like that in Publisher. However, if the content was laid out using Master Pages then when you adjust the position of an item on the Master Page it will adjust on all the relevant document pages, too. That's really the intended workflow process for Publisher, I think.


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What Walt advises would be the best way to do this but if you have a document that does not use master pages or where you have pages that have lots of non-master page items on different pages then you could try this...

Select a page and in Spread Setup, select All Spreads then resize the document so it is 10mm smaller (height) than before but first use the Scaling Tab to set the option Anchor to Page and set the appropriate Anchor point (bottom middle node) so that the page height is removed from the top of the page relative to all objects on the page.

Once you do that you should have shaved 10mm off the top of your pages but your page will now be 10mm smaller (height) than you need

So just repeat the process but now make the page 10mm taller, this time reversing the Anchor point (use top middle node) so no page objects move and you are just adding 10mm to the bottom of the page

It should work but not tested with complex documents or stuff like bleed and margins 

PS Don't forget to adjust (or do the same for) any Master pages if you have to


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