Apply master pages to publication pages

Master pages can be a single-page master or a two-page master (as for facing pages in a book). Master pages can be applied to a single page, to both pages in a two-page spread, to separate pages in a two-page spread, or to a range of pages.

 Note   If you are working on a Web publication, you can view only single pages and can create only single-page master pages.

ShowApply a single master page to a single page

  1. On the Format menu, click Apply Master Page.
  2. Navigate to the page where you want to apply the master page.
  3. In the Apply Master Pages task pane, in the box below the page icon, select the master page you want to apply. This applies the master page to the current publication page.

ShowApply a master page to both pages of a two-page spread

To use these steps, you must have your publication set up for viewing as a two-page spread.

  1. On the Format menu, click Apply Master Page.
  2. Navigate to the page spread where you want to apply the master page.
  3. In the Apply Master Pages task pane, select Use the same master page for both facing pages.
  4. In the box below the page icons, select the master page you want to apply. This applies the master page to the current two-page spread.

ShowApply a master page to separate pages of a two-page spread

To use these steps, you must have your publication set up for viewing as a two-page spread.

  1. On the Format menu, click Apply Master Page.
  2. Navigate to the page spread where you want to apply the master page.
  3. In the Apply Master Page task pane, clear Use the same master page for both facing pages.
  4. In the box below the left page icon, select the master page you want to apply. This applies the master page to the left page of the current two-page spread.
  5. In the box below the right page icon, select the master page you want to apply. This applies the master page to the right page of the current two-page spread.

ShowApply a master page to a range of pages

You can use these steps whether you have a single-page master or a two-page master.

  1. On the Format menu, click Apply Master Page.
  2. Click Apply to Page Range.
  3. In the Apply Master Page dialog box, in the Select a master page box, select the master page you want to apply.
  4. Under Apply to, do one of the following:
    • Select All pages to apply the master page to all pages in your publication.
    • Select Page, type a page number in the from box, and then type a page number in the to box, to apply the master page to a continuous range of pages.
    • Select Current page(s) to apply the master page to the current single-page or two-page spread.
  5. Click OK.
 
 
Applies to:
Publisher 2007, Publisher 2003