I deleted a page, only to want it back again later. Then, I moved some page content off the page region and onto the grey area associated with the spread; I know that's cut off with any kind of printing or export. If we move that element back into the design, I can find which page I left it near and fetch it again.

That is not great, because it doesn't stay in a useful spot, and it doesn't show well against the grey background.

Is there a "bin" or "scrap pages" section that is meant for that kind of stuff? Especially when doing a booklet that must have exactly the right number of pages, I don't want to just add extra pages without having them somehow "officially" part of a chapter that's not active.

What's a good way to do this in InDesign CC 2015?

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    pssst.. snippets and libraries: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/reusing-graphics-text.html
    – Scott
    Oct 28, 2015 at 8:12
  • You could right click anywhere inside the document and deselect "Match pasteboard to theme color" (This was a thing they added in cs6, I believe). --- For a more localized storage, I sometimes use master pages. Just create a new master page and dump stuff in there. Or if you want the whole page, you can create a master from a page.. The master will obviously not be printed, unless you apply it to some pages.
    – Joonas
    Oct 28, 2015 at 9:56

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Duplicate the file and keep it as a backup. Then delete all unwanted stuff from your work file. If you need anything back, just copy it from the backup and "paste in place".

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