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Managing Pages and Books in Adobe InDesign CC

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This chapter shows you how to create, manage, and work with pages in Adobe InDesign CC and combine multiple pages and sections into books.
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Introduction

Most documents are more than one page, so inserting new pages is a common practice in InDesign. You can quickly add a new blank page to a document using the Pages panel. The Pages panel allows you to visually display and navigate through all the pages in your document. When you work with multiple page documents, moving pages around is inevitable. You can simply drag pages in the Pages panel to rearrange them within a document or use the Move Page command on the panel Options menu to move them between documents. When you no longer need a page, you can quickly delete it from your document using the Pages panel.

A master page is one of the most important parts of creating an InDesign document. A master page holds and displays all the elements that you want to appear on every page in a document, such as headers, logos, page numbers, and footers. The master is like a background layer to a page. Everything on the background layer appears on the page in front of it. When you make a change to a master page, the change appears in all document pages unless you override the change.

Instead of creating long documents, you can break them up into smaller documents, like chapters, and then add them to a book. In InDesign, a book is not a single document. It simply keeps track of all the documents in the book and coordinates document page numbers, colors, and styles. When you create a book, you can synchronize page numbers, colors, and styles for all the documents in the book. Each book uses a file called the style source to control the style sheets, swatches, and master pages for all the documents in the book. When you make changes to the style source file, all the documents in the book are synchronized to the file.

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