Is it possible to use both Page Layouts AND Master Page

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Is it possible to use both Page Layouts AND Master Page

Postby Jane Dudgeon on Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:33 am

Hi
I was wondering if it is possible to have both page layouts (for printed documentation) and master page layouts for WebHelp?
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Re: Is it possible to use both Page Layouts AND Master Page

Postby wclass on Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:32 am

Yes, you can set the different layout types for the different targets. I'm only just getting in to testing page layouts (deciding if I will upgrade), but I did a few tests. I think the idea is to use page layouts in general for print output (Word, PDF, etc), and leave the master pages for web and HTML help.

I created a page layout and applied it to my Word output OK, and my webhelp outputs still all work with master pages. If you select a page layout for web help, it will get ignored. If you set a page layout for a Word document on a target that already has a master page, then the page layout overrides the master page - that's OK.

It does seem a bit odd that you select the page layout on the Basic tab, but the master pages are still on the Advanced tab.

I like the fact that you can set a default page layout (Project > Properties), but I'd like to set a default master page as well.

Of course, master pages still work with print output - I'm not convinced I'll go to the trouble of moving my print targets to page layouts, as everything works at the moment.
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Re: Is it possible to use both Page Layouts AND Master Page

Postby LTinker68 on Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:12 am

wclass wrote:I think the idea is to use page layouts in general for print output (Word, PDF, etc), and leave the master pages for web and HTML help.

Correct.

wclass wrote:If you set a page layout for a Word document on a target that already has a master page, then the page layout overrides the master page - that's OK.

There is an option in the target where you can tell it to ignore masterpages for Word output. Framemaker, too, I think. But for Word output I think masterpages take precedence unless you apply the page layout to the books in the TOC, then page layouts probably take precedence.

wclass wrote:Of course, master pages still work with print output ...

Only for Word, I believe (and maybe FM). I think if you do the PDF output directly from Flare then you have to use page layouts.
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