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The Pages palette provides control for managing pages in your InDesign documents. You can access the Pages palette from the Window menu (or press F12). By default, it displays master pages in the top section of the palette and document pages in the bottom (see Figure 15-1).

InDesign lets you customize the way the pages are displayed in the Pages palette: Select Palette Options from the Pages palette menu (see Figure 15-2). For example, we usually turn off the Show Vertically checkbox in the Pages section; it makes the palette look less like QuarkXPress, but it’s a much better use of screen real estate.

Adding Pages to your Documents

You can add a single page by dragging one of the page icons from the master page section of the Pages palette to the document page section of the palette. Or, you can add a spread by dragging the master page name down instead of an icon.

In addition, you can use the New button at the bottom of the Pages palette to add a page to a document (the page is added at the end of the document). Or, hold down the Option/Alt key while clicking the New button to open the Insert Pages dialog box—letting you add multiple pages, and specify what master page they should be based on and where they should appear (see Figure 15-3). You can also get to this dialog box by choosing Insert Pages from the flyout menu of the Pages palette.

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