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I seem to have a strange problem. In InDesign, in the master page (right side / odd numbered pages) I have a simple graphic, but when I delete it using ctrl+shift+click Delete, another one is automatically generated. If I do the same on the left side, it's all fine.

For now I have just turned the colour to page colour (white). Anyone know if there is a solution to this or is it just a glitch? All my other files are fine.

  • Very odd, but what happens if you just hit delete...:-S? And are you sure you do not have lots and lots of the same image on top of each other? Or the image locked to the page? – benteh Nov 28 '13 at 14:42
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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 the problematic corrupt preference files and not lose any customizations.

  • Do one of the following:

    (Windows) Start InDesign, and then press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.

    (Mac OS) While pressing Shift+Option+Command+Control, start InDesign. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.

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If your master page item is touching the center/gutter line, then it will think that this item is for the left page as well, and so, it will keep the item, even when you Shift+Click to unlock it from the master items.

Solution: Just leave a very slight amount of space (1/32") from the center/gutter line.

  • The solution above: "Just leave a very slight amount of space (1/32") from the center/gutter line." worked for me. – Shane Thomson Sep 30 at 2:00

protected by Billy Kerr Sep 30 at 9:24

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