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margins and master pages

Post by engine » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:01 am

Very happy with the master pages function, and as usual finding something I [i]can[/i] do makes me wonder about things I [i]can't[/i] yet do. I'm used to working with four master pages for double-sided documents – first, left, right, empty – and setting different margins for first/right and left/empty so that prints can be stored in binders. I've looked around in the documentation/helps, and can't find out how to do this.

Where should I be looking?
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Re: margins and master pages

Post by sven-l » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:57 am

In TextMaker you can find functions like "Different first page" and "Different left and right pages" in File=>Page Setup=>Chapter. Please look also in the manual under "Chapter formatting" (each chapter has its own margins and you can create a own chapter for every page if you want) or search in Help=>About for "Different first page".

For different margins on left and right pages, look at File/Page Setup/Gutter.
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Re: margins and master pages

Post by engine » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:02 am

Hm. I find the distinction between master pages, sections and chapters hard to get my head round! I'm happy with "different first page", but I want my first page properties to include margins – the first page has a logo, so it needs more space for the header. If I have to use a chapter break to achieve this, then I could run into problems when I need to add more text to the first page; manual breaks are in general a bad idea <g>

Can I simply set different margins for the first page, and leave Textmaker to handle text flow from then on?
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Re: margins and master pages

Post by sven-l » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:39 am

Chapter breaks will always create a new page. If you need to add more text to the first page (chapter 1) later and you run out of space, it will automatically add a new page to chapter 1 with the same margins as the first page.
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