One easy fast tip for customizing multiple Page Layouts

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One easy fast tip for customizing multiple Page Layouts

Postby forfear on Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:25 am

its been some time since we've had really great tips or shortcuts with Flare 4. here's one to start!

Tired of right-clicking a page layout, changing the page size, and then repeating the same for each page type?
What if you have four page layouts with 4 page types between them. that's a total of 16 different pages, to right click, choose properties and set page size if the page size has changed from Letter to A4.

Once you've resized, the borders of your content areas need to be realigned.

The real tip:

The PageLayout files in your Resources folder are simple XML pages with page specifications and border coordinates for the various content areas. so if you're looking to change page size, open the page layout in a text editor.

search for a tag like PageSize="Letter"
Do a text replace, and change that to PageSize="A4"
Case is important, flare 4's reference to page size is case sensitive so "a4" is not exceptable.

Extend this example and start looking and Padding left and Padding right. Use this search and replace technique to keep pages in order quickly and simply.
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Re: One easy fast tip for customizing multiple Page Layouts

Postby LTinker68 on Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:05 am

forfear wrote:Once you've resized, the borders of your content areas need to be realigned.

Isn't that the purpose of the anchors, to keep the frame positions locked relative to one or two sides of the page, so that you don't have to reposition them if you change the page size?
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