Indesign CS3 (yes, I know it's old): I currently have two-page spread files, but want to create a one-page template for new files without losing the margins, styles, etc. (Not autoflow.) Can this be done? Thank you.
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Not sure I understand the question, but if you select your 2-page master and choose Master Options from the panel menu you should be able to change the number of pages for the master to 1. You will probably also want to go to Document setup and uncheck Facing Pages.
If the left and right pages have different margins, however, you will lose those applied on left pages.
Changing styles for type would have no effect on the page layout. The columns and gutter settings are set per page, so may or may not be relevant (they will fit inside the established margins).
The panel menu is accessed by clicking ther little icon in the upper right corner of the Pages panel.
You might find it just as easy, or maybe even easier to set up a new document to use as a template. You can import your styles from any existing document by opening one of the styles panels (Paragraph or Character), and opeing the panel menu, then choosing Load Styles...
Also, a word of warning -- CS3 is no longer supported by Adobe. If something goes wrong with your program you will not be able to reinstall with the software you have as the Activation servers have been shut down for years. There were some CS3 versions available to download that do not require activation for registered users but I suspect they've been removed from Adobe's servers as well -- I don't see them in my searching.
This wouldn't let me copy the illustrations from the help listing. It shows boxes for None, A-Master and B-Master, and shows dragging a page "box" to the B-Master.