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Select the offending text frame, and open the Palette options in the Pages palette. Choose 'Master Pages' > 'Remove Selected Local Overrides'. This makes the text frame obey the Master again. It does, however, also remove the frame's content and locks it again. You'll have to re-unlock it and re-add the content.


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You can simply change the color on your associated master pages. Master Page A is red, applied to pages 1 through 15 Master page B is orange, applied to pages 16 through 20 Master page C is blue, applied to pages 21 through 25 And so on... Remember you can apply master pages to other master pages. So you can set up a master page for common, non ...


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Outside of scripting, there isn't an automated way to do this as you work (automatically alternate spreads). You can, however, make it go a lot faster than drag and drop. In the Pages Panel flyout menu there is an option Duplicate Spreads. Your first step is to assign a keyboard shortcut to that command. Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.... Select "Panel ...


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To me it sounds like the master page objects are in a layer that is locked. There are couple ways to figure out layer it might be. If you only have a few locked layers: Toggle visibility of your layer(s) until you find the correct one. If you have multiple locked layers: Click the corner menu in Layers panel Layers panel > Unlock all layers Then ...


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Master pages in Indesign are always seen as on the bottom of the object stack. However, you can use layers in Indesign as well. This somewhat breaks the object stack logic. Layers in Indesign allow you to stack any object, master page or otherwise. For example.... new document add a new layer via the Layers Panel Move edit the Master Page highlight Layer ...


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Skaught basically summed it up for you: Items on the page are positioned according to the page or spread; off the page you only get pasteboard positioning. Sad but true. The unpleasant solution is to size down image/text/object frames so they are fully on the page. IIRC, the object can actually extend off the page to some extent but I'm not certain. It ...


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In the Pages palette, drag the icon of a blank master page onto the icon of page you want to fix. This applies the blank master. Everything from the previous master page will disappear, and what will be left on that page will now be live, non-master, non-locked content. Drag all that content into the pasteboard. In the Pages palette again, drag the icon ...


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Go to General Preferences cmd+k and deselect Prevent Selection of Locked Objects. That's it.


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The way I have gone about doing this is the past is to: Create a Master Folder for your project. Create a Master Template file containing your master pages and your first 3 pages, one front page and a spread. Inside this file you want to set up the colors that will change in your color pallet. This would be something along the lines of: chapter color ...


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Any object on the Master will appear on a page that the Master has been applied too. You can delete the quote from the Master, and put it on your working page instead. Duplicate your Master, delete the quote, then apply the new Master to the page. If the problem is that the text is just not wrapping around the quote: Go to the Master and make new Text ...


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Well, in total that's 15 different possible configurations. You could definitely create masters for all 15 (16 actually 1 for the footer then drag that master to the other 15). This is probably the easiest method. I don't think this would be easier than just creating 6 masters (5 background + 1 footer) and then manually adding the desired header to each ...


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A Master Page is what its name implies: a master. Its purpose is to allow you to set up repeating elements such as folios (page numbers), running footers/heads, margins, columns and guides so that you don't have to add them by hand on every new page. No content should exist on a master page, nor anything else that you don't want on every page associated ...


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When InDesign is behaving erratically, deleting preferences (also referred to as “trashing preferences” or “removing preferences”) often solves the problem. It’s a good idea to make a backup copy of the preference files called InDesign Defaults and InDesign SavedData. Instead of removing your preferences, you can copy these backup files over ...


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I'm fairly certain it's not a feature in Indesign. Not sure if you were after something exactly like this, but I coded it anyways: Just save it in the indesign script folder as "Master Page Numbers.jsx" and run it with a document open. When you press check, it'll give you a list of page numbers where the selected master is applied. // ...


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Definitely sounds to me like the image placeholder is locked in the master page itself. Double click on the relevant master page and select Object/ Unlock all on spread from the top menu.


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If the error is only in one document and it doesn't reproduce when you use the same procedure in a different one, the problem is most likely to be with that one document. Use 'File > Save As' and select IDML as the type (versions earlier than CS6, use 'File > Export' and select IDML). Open the saved IDML file, which will create a new InDesign document that ...


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If there's no wrap anyway..... I would merely start the master text frame below the the image. Then, even if you split the text frame it will remain below the image. One master, nothing needs to change on the master. You can split the text frame dynamically when needed and it remains in place.


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If the picture isn't supposed to follow the text anyway, i would keep it outside of the textbox. You can resize the artbox to "catch" both columns


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Hopefully you'll find a better way, but if you don't, and if it's a monochrome vector image you need, you may need to use the same cumbersome technique needed to use custom images as bullet points: IndyFont Demo: make your own (1 character) font (Better step-by-step instructions from Lynda) (Better writeup on Typophile) Basically it's a quick and easy ...


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You have to create two master pages. Even though they are single, call them Left and Right. You will then have to apply the Left master page to the left-hand pages, and the Right master pages to the right-hand pages. After you've created the masters, in the Pages palette, click on the Right master. Click on the flyout menu and select "Apply Master to ...


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A quick test of whether it's some kind of glitch in the file itself (which it might be) is to export to IDML, then create a fresh INDD from the IDML file. This is good practice anyway to remove bloat and potential cruft in files you reuse, as the next higher gradient from "Save As." Another quick check is to delete the item from the MP and see if it also ...



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