Keep Your Pages in Order with Color Labels
Buried in the pages panel is a new feature in CS5 (and CS5.5) that you might have missed, color labels. Color labels let you apply a highlight to the bottom of pages in the pages panel. When you select a page and either right click or go to the pages panel menu, you will get an option to add a color label. The label doesn’t print, but instead it shows up under the pages thumbnail.
Using color labels is pretty straightforward, but they do have an interesting feature. When you are choosing a color, you have the option to use the master page color. This can be useful to visually see the pages in your layout are connected to a particular master page.
Color labels are pretty straight forward to use, but they have a variety of uses including:
- Status (red has not been started, green is complete)
- Selects (which version of an ad that you or the client like best)
- Sections (blue is the guitar section, red is the drum section)
If you have come up with a unique use for color labels, please share them in the comments.