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I have an InDesign document with two different page layouts, and two different master pages for each layout.

When I click "Create new page" in the Pages Panel, it defaults to applying the "B" Master to the new page. I would like it to default to apply the "A" Master to the new page when I click on the "Create new page" button.

I'm able to change what Master page is used after I create the page but this bogs down my work flow as I'm mostly using the "A" Master page, and the "B" master page is rarely used.

I feel like this should be an obvious option/setting but I can't find it for the life of me. Can anyone help me out here?

Thanks!

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    Afaik, InDesign applies to your new page whichever master is applied to the currently selected page in the page palette. If your current page has master B, it inserts a new page with master B. Is your current page A, you get a new page with master A. – Vincent Feb 14 '17 at 16:39
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  • Oh okay, thanks for clearing up the logic behind it. This definitely answers my question. I must have been getting unlucky and for some reason have a page with the "B" master applied to it selected when creating new pages. – David Parsons Feb 14 '17 at 16:50
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The behaviour you describe isn't completely accurate.

InDesign applies to your new page whichever master is applied to the currently selected page in the page palette. If your current page has master B, it inserts a new page with master B. Is your current page A, you get a new page with master A.

So you could force a certain master on your new page by selecting a page with the matching master. An alternative would be to use the Page panel's options and choose Insert Pages... there. In the dialogue that pops up, you can choose what master to apply to your new pages, as well as where they should be inserted.

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