Applying templates to all InDesign pages.

James Deux's picture

Hello all—

I'm attempting to apply templates that I downloaded from thegridsystem.org I didn't realize how temperamental it was going to be with me!

The documents, found here http://www.thegridsystem.org/categories/templates/ , are straightforward enough; they consist of grids and guidelines. The problem is applying that single page in the InDesign file to the entire document. If I create new pages, with some templates, nothing is replicated from the original. In other templates, only certain elements are replicated. For example: for the 6 column, 8.5x11, the baseline and vertical column guides duplicate themselves, but the horizontal guides do not.

What's up? Is there a step I'm missing in the application of templates?

weinziet's picture

I think you have to apply the templates and guides to the 'master' pages. Then when you make a new page, you can base it off of a master. You can control this stuff in the Pages palette. You may have to fiddle with the options and stuff (like make a guideline 'global') to get the guidelines to be visible on all of the pages.

James Deux's picture

weinziet, the horizontal guides are still not being recognized. It's really rather strange.

weinziet's picture

Maybe it's a view setting, or a document compatibility issue. It's hard to say without looking at it in person.

Couldn't you just re-create the horizontal guides?

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