Setting margins and columns separately in a page spread

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Martin Schreader's picture
Joined: 28 Mar 2014 - 4:23am
Setting margins and columns separately in a page spread

I've been using InDesign (and before that, PageMaker -- back to Aldus 2.0) for quite some time and the one thing that bothers me is that, somewhere along the line, the devs seemed to think it was a good idea to get rid of the option to set margins and columns for each page in a 2-page spread separately. At least, they dropped the option from the Layout > Margins and Columns... menu. Is there another option available, or do I have to keep wishing for my old PageMaker back? Thanks in advance.

James Michaels's picture
Joined: 6 Mar 2010 - 12:54am

With your master pages open, open the Pages palette. Select the icon for the left page of the spread (as in the screen shot below), then set the margins and columns. Then select the icon for the right page of the spread and set the margins and columns for it.

This works for CS 5.5 for Mac; might be different in other versions.