1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 2, 2013 11:43 AM by creatureworks

    Liquid layout and page margins?

    creatureworks Level 1

      Is there any way to automatically change the margins to my specifications when changing page sizes using the page tool?

       

      Background: Using Indesign CC, I am setting up a template with liquid layout rules to enable the user to easily switch between A4 and letter layouts while maintaining my ideal positioning of elements. I have everything working except the page's margins. (When using the page tool to switch from letter to A4, I want the inner margin and text column widths to remain the same. I have a large outer margin that I want to get narrower to accomodate for the fact that A4 is narrower than letter.) The only way I can currently get this to work is by manually changing the margins (Layout > Margins and Columns...) before or after changing the page size with the page tool. Which is workable, but ideally I want this to be a one-step process so others can easily use the template without a lot of instructions.

       

      I cannot see any way to adjust the page margins as part of a liquid layout. I can create a custom page size to convert to, but it doesn't have margin settings. Document Presets have margin settings, but I can't see a way to convert my layout to a Document Preset. Any ideas on how to automatically change the margins to my specifications when changing page sizes?

        • 1. Re: Liquid layout and page margins?
          creatureworks Level 1

          I chatted with an Adobe support specialist today who confirmed that this is not possible. I have submitted the following feature request. If anyone else is facing the same problem, please submit a feature request!

           

          Page margins should be able to change when creating an alternate layout or changing page sizes using the page tool.

           

          I want to be able to specify how page margins will change when creating an alternate layout. Currently I am able to create a custom page size to convert to, but it doesn't have margin settings.

          Document Presets have margin settings, but I can't convert my layout to a Document Preset. Ideally, Document Presets would be available in the page size drop-down when using the page tool.

           

          Or, it would be helpful to be able to assign liquid layout rules to page margins.

           

          I am finding the liquid layout features to be very useful, but not being able to include margin settings makes converting between sizes clunky. I am setting up templates and am going to have to include instructions for the user on specifying margin settings to manually change after creating the alternate layout.