5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 21, 2015 7:16 AM by rob day

    Footer on a master page with a liquid layout

    Spen Level 1

      I design responsive websites and mobile apps using indesign cs6.

       

      More often than not I use global headers and footers in the design. The obvious place to put these elements is on a master page. This all works perfectly until I have to change the height of the page.

       

      As you know there is no pre-defined height to a web page. InDesign caters for this beautifully by allowing me to change the height of each page in my document accordingly. The problem is getting the footer (master page element) to stay at the bottom of the page when I change the height of the pages in the document.

       

      Here's what I've done:

       

      1. Create a master page.

      2. Select 'Object-based' in the Liquid Page Rule.

      3. Select 'Objects move with page' check box.

      4. Draw a footer and place it at the bottom of the page.

      5. Select the footer and in the Liquid Layout panel Pin to Bottom Left.

       

      When I resize this master page the footer moves up and down perfectly. On to the next stage...

       

      6. Create a new page from this master page.

      7. Select 'Controlled by Master' in the Liquid Page Rule.

      8. Select 'Objects move with page' check box.

       

      When I resize this page the footer does not move. I've tried various options in the Liquid Page Rule etc but I can't get it to work.

       

      Any help would be much appreciated.