Shared sections can be used if you publish multiple magazines and duplicate the same content across a section of pages.
Example - You publish two 64 pages magazines with a shared section of 32 pages across both magazines.
Setting Up Shared Sections
To Create a Shared Section on the Master Issue
From the Home or Publicaitons screen > Click the Issue to be the Master Issue > From the flatplan overview screen > Click Manage sections > Click New Section > Click and drag the mouse over the pages to select the pages to form the Shared Section > Click Save.
- You can also click on individual pages to select/deselect them.
Give the section a name eg Your Mag Names Shared Section > Click Save.
If you fresh the flatplan overview screen > You can tell the flatplan has a shared section as the add/remove pages button is disabled (greyed out).
To Apply a Shared Section to the Slave Issue
Ensure there are no adverts/content already placed on the Slave Issue flatplan.
If there is, when you try to apply the Shared Section, a pink warning box will appear with the message "Some pages already contain content, this will be inaccessible after placing the section". The pages pages containing content will appear in Red on the flat plan overview- Click Cancel and remove the content from the flatplan before trying again.
To Apply a Shared Section to the Slave Issue
Open the Slave Issue> From the flatplan overview screen > Click Manage sections > Click Apply section > Choose the shared section from the dropdown menu > The shared section will be applied to the same pages on the Slave Issue flatplan > Click Save.
In this example the shared pages in the Master Issue are on pages 11-18 and they are duplicated on the same pages 11-18 in the Slave Issue.
To Apply a Shared Section to the Slave Issue - On a different set of pages
Should you wish to apply the shared section to a different set of page numbers - follow the steps above, once the shared section has been applied, simply click on the page number where the shared section should start > Click Save.
In this example the shared pages in the Master Issue are on pages 11-18 , they were initially applied to the same pages in the Slave Issue but we have clicked on page 9 to start the Shared Section there.
Things to Note on a Slave Issue:
On the Slave Issue the Shared Section pages will appear purple on both the flatplan overview and flatplan before adverts/content are added.
Adverts & Content cannot be placed onto the Shared Secton of the Slave Issue flatplan. They can only be added on the Master Issue Flatplan.
Adverts will appear locked and cannot be moved, but can click on them to see what they are.
Under Actions on the side bar the Add/Remove Pages and Place Adverts functions are greyed out (disabled) - when a Shared Section has been applied to the Slave Issue.
Placing Adverts/Content into a Shared Section
All adverts/content must be placed onto the Master Issue flatplan. Those adverts in the Shared Section are duplicated and locked onto the Slave Issue flatplan.
Example of locked artwork on the Slave Issue flatplan
Complete the Flat Plan for Master issue First
Ensure you complete the flatplan for the Master Issue first, by placing all the advert onto the flatplan.
Then Complete the Flat Plan for the Slave Issues
Any adverts/content that has NOT been place on the Master Issue flatplan, will appear in the sidebar of the Slave Issue ready to be placed onto the non shared pages.
To Edit a Shared Section on the Master Issue
Open the Master Issue> From the flatplan overview screen > Click Manage sections > Click Edit Sections > Choose the Shared Section from the dropdown list > Click the individual pages to select or deselect them.
If the Shared Section has already been applied to a Slave Issue, a warning message will appear across the top of the screen "This section has been used in another issue".
NOTE: You must delete the Shared Section from the Slave Issue first, before editing the Shared Section on the Master Issue. Once saved the Shared Section should be re-applied to the Slave Issue.
To Delete a Shared Section from the Slave Issue
Open the slave publication flatplan overview > Click Manage sections > Click Apply section > Choose the Shared Section from the dropdown list > Click Delete.
To Delete a Shared Section from the Master Issue
Open the master publication flatplan overview > Click Manage sections > Click Edit section > Choose the Shared Section from the dropdown list > Click on the first page and drag the mouse across the Shared Secton - the pages will turn red, release the mouse > The Delete button will appear under Actions on the side bar - Click Delete.
Once a Shared Section is removed from the Master Issue the Add/Remove pages feature is available again.
Creating a Digital Flipbook for a Slave Publication that uses Shared Sections
For a slave publication that uses shared sections you need to upload a PDF file in order to create the digital flipbook - instructions can be found in the link below.
Creating a Digital Flipbook for Slave Publications that use Shared Sections