Master Page Usage Techniques
Now that you've had a taste of creating and deleting master pages, take a look at how to use custom master page layouts in body pages.
Applying a Custom Master Page to a Body Page
In this next example, I show you how to apply custom master page "First" to the chapter opener body page in a document.
Go to the first page in the document. This is the page that you will apply the "First" master page layout to.
Select Format, Page Layout, Master Page Usage. In this window, you see a variety of methods in which to use and apply master pages.
Select First from the Custom drop-down list in the Use Master Page pane. First is the name of the master page that you are applying to the first body page of a document.
Select Current Page (1) in the Apply To pane, as seen in Figure 4. Current page is the FrameMaker body page that you are applying the master page named "First" to.
Figure 4 Select the body page you want to apply a custom master page layout.
Click on Apply. You are returned to the document window. The custom master page layout is displayed on the first page of the document.
Take note of just one thing when apply master page layouts to specific body page: The master page layout is applied to a page and not to text. For instance, if you apply a landscape master page to page 7, which contains a very wide table that fills the page and you add a paragraph of text to page 6, text from page 6 moves to page 7, and part of the table on page 7 moves to page 8. However, page 7 continues to use the landscape page layout. In other words, page layouts do not follow the intended text. It's a good idea to apply special master page layouts to body pages when you are nearing final rounds on a documentation project.