[Scribus] Master Pages

"Corina Helena Küttner" patchbay83
Wed Sep 12 15:06:47 CEST 2007

I know what Master Pages are. But in QuarkXPress or InDesign you are still able to change Objects on document pages, that were placed on Master Pages. For that you have to hold ctrl on your keyboard. It is very inconvenient to put text frames on every single page in your document or to copy them from a master page to a document page.

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> Datum: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 08:21:00 -0400
> Von: Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com>
> An: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
> Betreff: Re: [Scribus] Master Pages

> ? wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > is there a possibility to move Objects on a document page that are
> placed on a master page? I know in InDesign it does work but could not find out
> if it does in Scribus too.
> > For example: I place a text frame on a master page and then want to fill
> the text frames on the document pages - does not work.
> > Is there a shortcut I need to know? Or do I have to place text frames
> only on document pages?
> >   
> First, you need to understand what Master Pages are for. They are 
> supposed to be an inflexible background for whatever editable material 
> you put on top of it. Master Pages are editable, (Edit > Master Pages) 
> but once edited are static. You then place text frames or whatever on 
> top of the Master Page for your variable content.
> In a sense you always have a Master Page -- the default Master Page is 
> named Normal, and has no content. You either edit that Normal page or 
> create new ones if you want to use Master Pages. Many times the blank 
> default space is all you need.
> See:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Working_with_Master_Pages
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Get_Started_With_Scribus:6
> Greg
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