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Mastermatic

Auto master-page placement based on paragraph and object styles

Auto master-page placement based on paragraph and object styles

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$59.00

This script lets you associate master pages with paragraph styles and object styles.
So you can now make a list of instructions to tell InDesign:
* Wherever paragraph style A appears in the document, apply master page X
* Wherever paragraph style B appears in the document, apply master page Y
* … and so on.
You can do the same with object styles:
* Wherever object style A appears in the document, apply master page X
* Wherever object style B appears in the document, apply master page Y
* etc. etc.
For example, you can now easily have a special master page applied on every page that contains a graphic image, and a different master page applied to every page that has a “Chapter Title” paragraph style, and so on.
But the best part of it is that it will update automatically while you work!*
Unlike a traditional InDesign script, this script can keep track of your document while you work and update the master pages as needed – automatically! So if your text reflows, or you move a graphic to a different page, the appropriate master page will be applied automatically while you continue to work. It’s truly MASTERMATIC!
Here’s a screenshot, showing the various options:
Main Features
* Create as many paragraph style–master page pairs as you need.
* Create as many object style–master page pairs as you need.
* “Live Update” – InDesign will continuously monitor your document, and apply the correct master pages as needed.*
* Choose a default master page for all other pages.
* Choose a master page to apply to all blank pages.
* Ignore the first X number of pages at the start of the document (often, preliminary pages have a specific set of master pages applied whose order never changes).
* All your settings are stored in the document, so you do not need to set them up more than once.

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After you have installed the script or trial, you will find it in InDesign's Script Panel. Navigate to Windows > Utilities > Scripts to open the Scripts Panel. Double-click the MASTERMATIC script to launch.