Adding and Removing Pages

When you create a book album, Aperture automatically sets up default pages laid out in the Book Layout Editor. You can select and change these pages to suit your book’s requirements, and you can add and remove pages as needed. You can insert new blank pages wherever you like. After adding pages, you can drag them in the Pages pane to new locations in the book.

See the following sections for detailed information on these topics:

Adding Individual Pages to a Book

The most basic way to build a book is to create new pages one by one, adding them to the book as you go.

Figure. Controls in the Pages pane of the Book Layout Editor.
To add a single page to a book
  1. In the Book Layout Editor, select a page in the Pages pane.

    The new page you are about to create will appear just after the selected page.

  2. Choose Add New Page from the Add Pages pop-up menu.

    The new page appears in the Pages pane just after the selected page.

  3. With the page selected in the Pages pane, choose a master page from the Set Master Page pop-up menu.

The layout is applied to the new page.

You can also duplicate pages within a book.

To duplicate a single page in a book
Do one of the following:
  • Select a page in the Pages pane where the new page should appear, then choose Edit > Duplicate (or press Command-D).

  • Select a page in the Pages pane, then choose Duplicate Page from the Add Pages pop-up menu.

A new page appears in the Pages pane with the same page layout as the one you selected.

Automatically Creating New Pages

Aperture can automatically add pages to a book to accommodate the unplaced images in the Browser. Aperture creates the number of pages needed to hold the remaining unplaced images.

Figure. Controls in the Pages pane of the Book Layout Editor.
To distribute unplaced images in pages created automatically by Aperture
  1. Arrange the book album’s images in the Browser in the order in which you want them to appear in the book.

  2. In the Book Layout Editor, select a page in the Pages pane.

    The new pages will appear just after the selected page.

  3. Choose Add New Pages > With Unplaced Images from the Add Pages pop-up menu.

All of the unplaced images in the album are added to new pages in the book.

Adding New Pages to Hold a Selection of Images

You can also select a group of images and Aperture can automatically place them on new pages in a book. Aperture creates the number of pages needed to hold the selected images.

Figure. Controls in the Pages pane of the Book Layout Editor.
To add a selection of images to new pages in a book
  1. In the Browser, select the images in the book album that you want add to the book.

  2. In the Book Layout Editor, select a page in the Pages pane.

    The new pages will appear just after the selected page.

  3. Choose Add New Pages > With Selected Images from the Add Pages pop-up menu.

The selected images are added to a book.

Adding New Pages Based on a Master Page

You can add pages that are based on a specific master page.

Figure. Controls in the Pages pane of the Book Layout Editor.
To add a new page that is based on a master page
  1. To show master pages, choose Show Master Pages from the Book Action pop-up menu (with a gear icon) in the Book Layout Editor.

  2. Select a page in the Pages pane.

    The new page will appear just after the selected page.

  3. Select a master page in the Master Pages pane.

  4. Choose Add New Page From Master from the Add Pages pop-up menu.

You can also select a master page and Aperture can place any unplaced images in new pages that are based on the master page.

To add pages based on a master page and have Aperture fill them with unplaced images
  1. To show master pages, choose Show Master Pages from the Book Action pop-up menu (with a gear icon) in the Book Layout Editor.

  2. Select a master page in the Master Pages pane.

  3. Choose Add New Pages From Master > With Unplaced Images from the Add Pages pop-up menu.

Aperture adds the unplaced images to new pages and places them at the end of your book. All the new pages are based on the selected master page. If you do not want the new pages to appear at the end of the book, drag them to the position in the book that you prefer in the Pages pane. For more information, see Reordering Pages in a Book.

You can also select images and Aperture can place them in new pages that are based on a master page.

To add pages based on a master page and have Aperture fill them with a selection of images
  1. To show master pages, choose Show Master Pages from the Book Action pop-up menu (with a gear icon) in the Book Layout Editor.

  2. Select a master page in the Master Pages pane.

  3. Select the images you want in the Browser.

  4. Choose Add New Pages From Master > With Selected Images from the Add Pages pop-up menu.

Aperture adds the selected images to new pages and places them at the end of your book. All the new pages are based on the selected master page. If you do not want the new pages to appear at the end of the book, drag them to the position in the book that you prefer in the Pages pane. For more information, see Reordering Pages in a Book.

Tip: If you no longer need to see the Master Pages pane, choose Hide Master Pages from the Book Action pop-up menu (with a gear icon).

Adding an Image Index to a Book

You can add index pages to a book that show thumbnails of all the book’s images. Depending on the theme you choose, Aperture provides different looks and layouts for image indexes. Typically, the image index appears at the end of a book or at its beginning.

Note: Not all themes support image indexes. For more information about switching themes, see Choosing a Theme.

To add an index page to the end of your book
  1. To show master pages, choose Show Master Pages from the Book Action pop-up menu (with a gear icon).

  2. Select an index master page in the Master Pages pane.

    Note: The selected theme must support index pages.

  3. Choose Add New Page From Master from the Add Pages pop-up menu.

    Add as many index pages as your book needs to hold all the images.

  4. Drag images to the photo boxes to fill the index pages at the end of your book.

If you want the index pages to appear in a different position in your book, drag them in the Pages pane.

You can also add an index of image metadata to your book.

To add a metadata index to your book
  • Choose Create Index from the Book Action pop-up menu (with a gear icon) in the Book Layout Editor.

    Aperture adds metadata index pages to the end of your book and updates the index with the metadata information from your images. You can change the metadata that appears in the index by selecting metadata boxes and changing the metadata format using the Set Metadata Format pop-up menu.

    Figure. Set Metadata Format pop-up menu in the Book Layout Editor.

Removing Pages from a Book

You can remove pages from a book. Removing pages removes the contents of the page, and remaining pages simply reflow to fill the deletion. You cannot remove the cover page of a book.

To remove pages from a book
  1. Select the page or pages you want to remove in the Pages pane of the Book Layout Editor.

    You can Shift-click pages to select multiple pages.

  2. Click the Delete Page button (or press the Delete key), then confirm that you want to delete the page or pages.