If text frames, graphics frames, lines, and shapes are the building blocks of layouts, then your InDesign documents are the architectural masterpieces you create with the building blocks. By setting up a solid framework using master pages, guidelines, and layers, and taking advantage of several long document features, you can quickly build a wide range of design-intensive multipage documentsfrom newsletters and newspapers to catalogs, magazines, and books.
In this chapter, you'll learn how to use master pages as backgrounds for document pages and how to use several different kinds of guidelines to place and align objects on pages. You'll also learn how to use layers to organize objects within documents. Additionally, we explain how to add, move, and delete pages in a multipage document and how to take advantage of several features for working with and organizing long documents.