I have moved from Corel Ventura to Indesign simply because Corel refuse to update Ventura for Windows 7 and 8. I am on my sixth book for Macmillan Education.
I think I have got a grip on Master Pages, but I am having problems customising this feature. In one Chapter, I need to have the following on the first page of a new chapter: APPLICATION SOFTWARE 15 (current page Number)
From the next on for about the next 65 pages, the page numbering needs to show: APPLICATION SOFTWARE – ACCESS 16 (onwards)
At the present I am unable to figure this out.
In most cases, additional master pages are not needed. If one uses InDesign’s running head (variables) feature, you can do an entire book with one or two master pages.
The variable can be based on a paragraph style or character. I personally prefer character styles, as you can then assign it to various paragraph styles (such as Chapter Title, Chapter Title_2 Line, etc.)
Normally I have master pages for my chapter openers, part openers, body text, and one for frontmatter and backmatter.