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Working with Pages

Once you have many pages in your document, you need easy ways to navigate from one page to another.

To move to a specific page:

  • Double-click the page in the Pages palette that you want to move to. This centers the page within the document window.


    Double-click the name of the spread to fit both pages in the document window.


    You can also scroll or use the Hand tool to move through the document.

InDesign also lets you move from one page to another using the page controls at the bottom of the document window.

To use the window page controls:

  • Click the window page controls (Figure 4) to navigate through the document.


    Enter a number in the Page field to move to a specific page.

    Figure 4 The window page controls let you
    navigate through the document.


    You can also navigate through the document by choosing the commands in the Layout menu.

To duplicate pages:

  1. Select the page or spreads you want to duplicate.

  2. Drag the pages onto the New Page icon.


    Choose Duplicate Spread from the Pages palette submenu. This duplicates both single pages as well as spreads.

To delete pages:

  1. Use the Pages palette to select the pages.


    Hold the Shift key to select contiguous pages. Hold the Command/Ctrl key to select noncontiguous pages.

  2. Choose Delete Pages from the Pages palette submenu.


    Drag the selected pages to the Delete Page icon at the bottom of the Pages palette.

  3. When the confirmation dialog box appears, click OK to confirm your choice.


    Hold the Option/Alt key to bypass the confirmation dialog box.

When you drag a page next to another, you have a choice as to how the pages are rearranged. With shuffling turned on, when the new page moves into position it forces other pages to the next spread (Figure 5). With shuffling turned off, when the new page is inserted into the spread the other pages do not move from the spread (Figure 6).

Figure 5 When Allow Shuffling is turned on, a page moved between two other pages forces one of the pages to the next spread.

Figure 6 When Allow Shuffling is turned off, a page moved between other pages is inserted between the pages, without moving the original pages.

  To insert pages as part of a spread:

  1. Open the Pages palette submenu.

  2. If Allow Shuffling has a checkmark next to it, choose the command. This turns off shuffling.

  3. Drag a page next to or between the pages of a spread. The new page is inserted as part of the spread.

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