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how do I set up a centerfold using one graphic

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olsena2 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Dec 18, 2012 10:43 AM

My husband and I recently took over editing a newsletter for our car club. The previous editor used InDesign which we don't have. We are recreating it in Pages and so I have some formatting questions. The newsletter is really in a magazine format, 8.5x11 and is about 20 pages long. I had to set up the pages to have a 0.125 marginal bleed for the publisher. I have to include a centerfold which is one picture. I don't know how to set this up in pages. I think I need to create a new section and have that page be 17" wide but "insert section" is grayed out. I'd appreciate anyone's guidance, thanks!

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  • Walt K Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 11:32 AM (in response to olsena2)

    When I had to do this, my printer said she could accept a separate 11 X 17 PDF. Talk to your printer. Maybe that will work for you.



  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,320 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to olsena2)

    You can also simply use two adjacent pages each with half the material on the appropriate half.


    Duplicate any spanning headline or graphic and make each protude to the left or right, using the Metric Inspector to align them.



  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,320 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 9:32 AM (in response to olsena2)

    Pages does not have spreads or bleeds or many Pro features.


    It is really a case of Back to the Future, doing what I used to have to do in the 1980's. Just repeat the image twice, once on the left half of the spread and once on the right half of the spread. If it is a photo it is easy to actually split it into two halves using Photoshop, Pixelmator etc. which keeps the file size down.


    Splitting pdfs is really just the same as repeating individual objects, the basic pdf doesn't change it is simply masked into 2 halves.


    As I said if you want to maintain the spread as editable do what I suggested in my first post.




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