Rookie Q - how to change multiple pages

Anyone got an idea on how to affect multiple pages without using a master template.

I want to change the background colour and item colour of a certain number of pages but do not want to use, create a master template and have to apply it to each page. The pages already exist.


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On 3 Apr 2008, at 10:01, Joachim Levin wrote:

but do not want to use, create a master template and have to apply
it to each page. The pages already exist.

I don’t understand this anti-master page stuff. Master pages must be
one of the biggest time-savers in web site production for me.

Be that as it may, even though you’re not using a master page, the
pages in question still have a master assigned to them. So, by
working that concept through, if you add the new background to
Master1 it will appear on every page based on that page (most likely
every page in your site).

Now, it’s possible you don’t want that background on every page. In
which case, create a new blank Master, and then apply it to the pages
which shouldn’t have the background.

Hopefully, that should sort you out. Anything already on the pages in
question should not be affected by the basic change to the masters.

Hope that helps.

Heather


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Thanks Heather.

I am all for master pages. But here’s the deal. Lets’ say I have 200 pages. 100 pages work off “master 1”, 100 pages off “master 2”. Fine so far.

But, I change my mind and on pages 101 through 200 - I want to change background colour of the page and colour of font in say one item.

I don’t want to create a “master 3” and then ‘manually’ apply master 3 to pages 101 - 200 one by one.

What I would love to do is select 101-200 on the left and affect multiple pages and items using the inspector for example or something similar if it exists. That’s what I was hoping to find out.

Thanks for your help so far though. Much obliged.


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Sorry I meant if I wanted to change 101- 150.

(Otheriwse I woudl just change the master - doh)


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On 3 Apr 2008, at 10:53, Joachim Levin wrote:

Thanks for your help so far though. Much obliged.

No probs. It’s what we’re here for.

I understand your problem now, but aside from manually assigning the
new masters to the pages, I think we’re out of luck unless others
have a better idea. =o(

I’ve just experimented by shift-clicking multiple pages in the Site
panel but, although they’re all highlighted, changing the master in
the Inspector only affects the first in the list.

On the up side, you’d only need to do it the once. I think I may make
a feature request for the ability to make changes like this to more
than one page at a time.

I guess the lesson is to plan ahe…

;o)

Heather


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for the ability to make changes like this to more than one page at a time.

I guess the lesson is to plan ahe…

;o)

Heather


I tried your method as well of shift+clicking multiple item/pages on the left panel to no avail.

Yes definitely best to plan ahead - but you can’t always plan in that detail. I am a bit of a post-tweaker as you don’t know till it’s all up how things will look.

For example, I found certain colour combinations shift fonts on rollover so I want to go back and change them. It should be possible if I select multiple pages that all the items and features of those pages that are common can be affected by the inspector palette in one go. But I have to ungroup my rollover items and then change the font colour (and size) and then re group one by one. Its a long winded process when it could be made easier I guess?

Or lets say I select a row of graphic items that all contain text. I should be able to change the font size of all of those items/boxes in one go. But there is no way of doing that. Shouldn’t be hard to code in and would save a lot of time.

Also - while we are on suggestions. How about once I have created a graphic box that contains text. If I reduce the size of the box there should be a right click option for text to fit the box. Again also on multiple items?

It would seem more intuitive. I’ll shut up now.

Anyway - thanks for the help.


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On 3 Apr 2008, at 11:38, Joachim Levin wrote:

For example, I found certain colour combinations shift fonts on
rollover so I want to go back and change them. It should be
possible if I select multiple pages that all the items and features
of those pages that are common can be affected by the inspector
palette in one go.

Maybe not by the Inspector, but if you had made CSS styles for the
rollover states, you could make changes site-wide just by editing the
style. I do realise, though, that that doesn’t help you change some
pages and not others.

best wishes

Paul Bradforth

http://www.paulbradforth.com


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True - I am definitely learning very quickly about planning ahead. Will deifinitely get better at CSS styles and master pages.

But to newbies like me - who mostly will only be making one site i.e. their own with this ‘prosumer’ software - it would be nice to have more post-tweak functionality.

Again - thanks for all the replies - I am learning…rapidly.

Really appreciate it.


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Sometime around 3/4/08 (at 07:06 -0400) Joachim Levin said:

it would be nice to have more post-tweak functionality.

I can’t offer you post-tweak functionality - but it would actually be
very fast to change the page colour page by page. Really, it would!
Here’s how:

Show the colours list and make sure you can see the colour that you
want to apply to the page.

Make sure you have nothing selected. Notice how the colours popup
says it will affect the page? You don’t have to dance around the
Inspector palette to change the page colour - just click the colour
in the list.

Move the Styles & Colors palette over to near the Site panel so it is
within easy reach, not all the way over on the other side of your
screen.

Now just click on your first page,
click your page colour,
click on the second page,
click on your page colour,
click on the third page,
click on… you get the idea.

I reckon that for 50 pages you could do this in around a minute -
just one minute out of your day - without rushing.

So no, I’m sorry: there isn’t a way to affect multiple pages at once
other than by editing their master. But this particular change is
very, very quick 'n easy.

k


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