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Creating Landscape Master Pages

FrameMaker has the capability to include both portrait and landscape pages in the same document. Landscape pages come in handy when document elements, such as a wide table, can fit only within a rotated or landscape-oriented page.

In the previous section of this article, you learned how to create a new master page based on an existing master page. We begin this exercise from a newly created master page that includes a header, footer, and text template frame:

  1. Select Format, Customize Layout, Rotate Page Clockwise. The page rotates 90 degrees to the landscape position. The header, footer, and text template frame are rotated in the same direction as the page. This works well for the header and footer because they should have the same orientation as portrait pages.

  2. Hold down Control, and click one time on the text template frame. Selection anchors indicate the text template frame is selected.

  3. Select Graphics, Rotate. The Rotate Selected Objects window appears.

  4. Make sure that 90 degrees and counterclockwise is the selection. Click Rotate. The text template frame rotates counterclockwise. The orientation is now correct, but the shape is not correct (as shown by it not fitting correctly on the page).

  5. Hold down Control, and click one time on the text template frame. Click hold, and drag the selection anchors to reshape the frame and move it into the correct position, as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3 Reshape the text template frame to the correct position on the rotated page.

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