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InDesign CS6: Page Tool

The Page Tool [shift+p] allows InDesign to have multiple page sizes within a single document. In CS6, this capability is expanded to extend the capabilities of Alternate Layouts and Liquid Layout, which are essential functions for multi-platform publishing and digital publishing. More on that later, first, let’s look at the Page Tool. Again, the features of the Page Tool is really meant to work with Alternate Layouts and Liquid Layouts, so it may not make sense on its own.

  • When the Page Tool is selected, InDesign goes into Page Mode, where you can modify the page size.
  • Drag the corners of the page to preview the page at the new size. When you let go of the mouse, the page snaps back to the original size. With Liquid Layout, objects on the page will reposition and resize while you are dragging.
  • To change the page size, hold the [alt] key before letting to of the mouse.
  • Alternatively, dial in the number in the control bar to change the page size.
  • Creating Guides while in Page Mode will create Liquid Guides (Dashed lines), which can be used in Liquid Layout.
  • Guides can easily be togged between being Liquid Guides and normal guides.


  1. 2013/04/17 at 9:56 am

    “ALT” Is the trick.

  2. Lior
    2014/03/04 at 11:35 am

    thank you! indeed ALT!

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