If you have used "primary text frame" for text flow, this is what you need to do:
Go to master pages, set the new margins and adjust the primary frames to the margins.
Text frames on all pages should follow the master settings.
Select all the pages that need adjusting in the pages panel (better
still -- if they've got a master applied to them, select the relevant
Then, go to Layout>Margins and columns, and check the checkbox that says
"Layout adjustment" to turn on layout adjustment.
Then modify the margins as you wish, and all text frames that lie on the
margins will adjust along with the margins (however, any text frames
that do not lie on the margins will stay where they are).
I am working with CS5 so still using master text frames.
Thanks Ariel! that did it. I will have to work manually the frames that were not touching the margins, but that is a major relief. got to keep learning basic stuff. thanks again.
Hi, none of this works for me. I have a 425 page manuscript where I've had to shrink the inside gutter, but I can't find a way to resize the text boxes, outside of going in and doing each one, one at a time, by hand. There's got to be something better I can do with the next three hours of my life--please help! Thanks!
I've tried selecting all the text boxes and resizing them--nada. Resized the gutters in the A Master, but it didn't have any effect on the text boxes themselves.
I'm with you. I cannot for the life of me figure out why the most common issue with laying out books is NOT adequately addressed anywhere online, including this thread.