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Creating placeholder boxes for images?

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spiffking03 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 15, 2013 11:25 AM

I'm trying to work on a newsletter idea for someone, but I'm running into a small, but big issue with Pages. In InDesign, I can create an image box, size it, then place the image later. Have I missed something, or does Pages lack this capability? I'm currently working with '09, so it might have been added in a later version, but since this is the only thing I'm using it for, I don't want to buy the next version unless I absolutely have to.

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Apr 15, 2013 2:16 PM (in response to spiffking03)

    Yes, you can create image placeholders. If you look at the included templates, almost every image is a placeholder. Insert an image, any image, in your document & then select it & resize it if you want. Now go to Format > Advanced > Define as Media Placeholder. You can then drag & drop any image which will be resized to fit.

     

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  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,455 points)
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    Apr 15, 2013 3:41 PM (in response to spiffking03)

    The essential difference to Indesign is that Pages must have an image in a Placeholder, it can't be empty.

     

    You could use a plain colored image or a graphic with a cross in it as that image to simulate the appearnce of Indesign.

     

    Peter

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