Questions tagged [master-page]

Questions about a utility in Adobe InDesign that can be used to apply a style or template to a subsequent set of pages.

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Apply a font change script in master pages

InDesign script to replace all fonts in a document I used the above script to change fonts in multiple documents, only to find out that it doesn't also change the fonts in the Master Pages, which I ...
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InDesign: Change Layout of Overridden Frames by Master Page

I'm using InDesign to format a teacher's guide. Each activity will be based on an Activity Master Page (call it B). So I set up B with the frames I want to appear on each activity page. Then, to add ...
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How do I layout small pages on a large print sheet?

This is a follow-up to my previous question, where I used "step and repeat" to arrange several identical "postcards" on an A4 sheet side-by-side, to be cut after printing. See attached example. Now ...
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Rectangle on master footer in InDesign doesn't appear in pdf

I add a rectangle and some text at the footer of a master page. They are all there in InDesign, but when I export it to pdf, the rectangle disappears. I check layer of the rectangle, it's visible. ...
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InDesign CC - Auto add entire Master spread when over-flowing text

Should be a simple answer to a long question. I am making a Book and working on one chapter file. The chapters all need to end on an odd numbered page. Easy. Except that every time I edit and the ...
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How can I test and apply certain changes to all documents in a book file?

I have a book file with around 75 documents amounting to 1927 pages. All of these documents contain the same paragraph style 'Body'. My first question is: How can I "test" a change in 'Body' to all ...
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Why are some pages not numbered in Adobe Indesign CS6?

I have 2 pages (that I've discovered so far) that do not have page numbers on them. I have already applied page numbering to the master pages, and all the other pages have page numbers. To show you ...
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Page numbers reversed from 10 - Indesign

I have a strange thing in Indesign. I put automatic page numbers in my master A both for the left page as for the right page. On the right pages everything is ok, but on the left pages as from "10", ...
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InDesign: current page number adjustment

Can't figure out if there's a way to add a '0' (zero) before the current page number on a master page, so that only pages 1 to 9 get listed as '01', '02', etc instead of '1', '2', etc. thanks
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Master page elements displaying when no master applied

this is driving me mad and I'm hoping one of you will have a solution for this. I have a master page spread here containing 2 pictures and 2 red lines. Just to clarify this is not one red line going ...
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How to UN-override master page items with InDesign

I just learned with master pages, you can override items by pressing control, shift and left click the item. Or you can use this option on a page: But how do you selectively prevent items from being ...
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Re-overriding elements in InDesign

If you have overridden elements from the A-Master in several pages, is there any way of reconnecting them if you change your mind?
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InDesign: How to import repeating XML with multiple masters

I currently have importing XML in InDesign working, but I'd like to work with multiple masters so that the page design alters every other spread. Something like: [ A-left | A-right ] [ B-left | B-...
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How to apply a master page to every Nth page?

Is there a expression/code in "apply master page" dialogue to apply selected master to every n pages, for example every 6th page? Any scripts suggestions will be appreciated!
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How to ensure a photo changed on an Indesign master page carries to all child pages?

I'm setting up a template for a document's Cover, Tabs, and Divider Pages. There are photos that need to be on all pages, so I've started with a "Master Master" that has the images and other objects ...
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Is it possible to apply a right side master to a left side page in InDesign?

Is there any way to apply a right side master in a spread to a left side page? If not, is there a way to split all master page spreads into single master pages, so they can be applied to both right ...
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InDesign CC dynamically apply colour to text from master page

I have a timeline on a master page, then pages for most of the items on the timeline. I want to set a character style to the item on the timeline related to the current page. The content, position, ...
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InDesign: How to restore group element to master?

In Adobe InDesign, is there a way to restore an group element that's been overridden from a master to its original master state? I found this answer for restoring position to an overridden element: ...
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InDesign: preserving master page elements when adding single pages into a 2-page-spread document

I am designing a report for a municipality that shows different measures that municipality should take. The whole report has more content so I have set up one master page that has the page numbers and ...
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Image is blocking my subheader I have on the A master pgs (needs to be on every page)

I have an image that I need at the top of the article but I also have the company name on every single page (it's an requirement) so I had the company name as a A master page and applied to every ...
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In InDesign how can you script to detect a locked object?

I have an InDesign brochure that I'm trying to script against however I'm running into issues. When I try to script against the 100 page brochure I get an: Error Number: 11274; Error String: ...
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Changing the default master page applied when creating a new page

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 ...
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Scribus: Master Page features lost behind image

I have a Master Page in my document set as a footer, with document name and page number. This appears on most pages. When I paste an image or text frame onto a page with the Master Page applied, the ...
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Margins only displaying on document pages, not master pages

I'm running into a problem I haven't encountered before; I set up a document in InDesign and my margins are correct on all of my document pages, but when I click on the Master page they are not ...
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Use master pages to change text frame on every page

I am currently using InDesign to edit a book that my father wrote and is republishing. He is making some changes, most notably, differently sized pages. I was able to very easily change the size of ...
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Setting paragraph style of page numbers in InDesign

I am trying to set up page numbers in my brochure in inDesign. When I view the pages through a page master (Pages > A-Master), I set up my page numbers to look like this in Paragraph Style (Paragraph ...
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How to find overridden master page elements?

Via CTRL+SHIFT+click one can override master page elements of an InDesign element, and by deleting it and re-applying the master page one can undo the overriding. But how can one find the overridden ...
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InDesign: Adjust object position when shuffling left/right pages

I'm working on a document (some 120 pages, so I'd like to avoid the need to adjust each page manually) with texts and photos. It is sort of a catalogue with each page having independent text, two ...
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Text Variables on Master Slide in InDesign CS6

Currently I want to neatly organise a batch of 500 PDFs in one InDesign document. I placed them slide by slide into my document, and now I thought of adding a small box on the corner of each slide ...
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How to re edit master pages, apply them to all pages, but keep the specific items on each page intact?

I have a master page with a footer and a text box to write specifics on each page. I needed to re edit the footer and I had already written on the text boxes on each page. When I re edit the ...
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Merge two facing pages with Indesign

I have such a document: 1) How to merge each spread (two facing pages) into one big page? For example, how to convert pages 2-3 (each of them A4) into a single A3 landscape page, without having to ...
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Parent or master business card document [closed]

I have 50 or so business cards to make and they all have the same design and layout with only the text details changing (names, titles, etc). Is there a way to set up a parent or 'master page' type ...
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Force page footer in master to stick to the bottom of pages of different height in Indesign

I'm trying to create a website prototype in Indesign. It consists of multiple pages with different height (home page, article page, archive page etc.). I created a master page with header and footer ...
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Layout attached to a master page but with a different swatch for every page/document

If I need to make more than a hundred documents, with the same layout but different content, it seems to make sense for me to use a master page and do them in the same InDesign file (exporting them to ...
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Can new-chapter page break be omitted? [closed]

How do you start new chapters on the same page? I'm using the latest InDesign. EDIT: I'm making a book, with about a hundred short chapters, sometimes as short as half a page. So far, I haven't ...
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InDesign master pages and modifying placeholder text style

I have a master page set up in my book and it has a text box to act as placeholder text. This is to be common headers used throughout the book. All I want to do is to reduce the font size, but ...
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Can two master pages be applied to one page in InDesign?

Is there a way of applying two master pages in one page? I want to make an adjustable InDesign template for a report that could be used for various projects. So I want to have one of the master pages ...
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InDesign: Re-Link text frames to master page [duplicate]

I need to ask for your help again ;) I am working at a 200-page-Document for our high school graduation, which is going to be printed as a book and contains a page for each student with a photo and a ...
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InDesign: Why are my text frames shifting down slightly when I copy them from a master page and paste in place to other masters and pages? [closed]

I am creating a number of business card variations in InDesign CC 2014 on a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit system. I am attempting to copy text frames from one master and paste them in place on another ...
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Can I re-lock an element of a page in InDesign?

Is there a way I can re-lock an unlocked element (cmd/shift + click) ?
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Editing text from Master Page?

In InDesgin, if I create an object (a tinted rectangle, for example) with a blank text frame inside it on a master page, will I be able to enter text on my document pages? I can't seem to figure out ...
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Have separate page number per master page side spread-sheet in Indesign

So I have a document with page spreads, let's say left page has master page A set, and right page has master page B. This for all subsequent pages. A-B, A-B, and so forth. What I want is to have all ...
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960 grid's indesign template - pinkish background

I am a new InDesign user and in the 960 grids' indesign template there are pinkish backgrounds filling the columns. -- EDIT -- I am asking that in indesign with which element the pinkish areas are ...
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Connected Text Frames in InDesign Page Master

New to InDesign and working on book that is mostly text. Trying to design master page with two empty text frames with different character and paragraph properties that are somehow connected/related so ...
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Why does InDesign only return the field name when I data merge multiple records on a master page?

I'm trying to data merge multiple records on a page. The single record per page works fine. But when I try for multiple records through the master page I get this: Why is InDesign displaying the ...
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How do I change InDesign CC Automatic Page Number Prefix/Suffix

I started working on a book in InDesign CC 2014 (10.0.0). The designer's original file makes no use of Master pages at all. He somehow placed page numbers in the footer manually. After a few days I ...
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Can I Copy an InDesign page along with the master page?

I am trying to make a calendar, so I have downloaded a simple calendar template (InDesign Markup Document) which has 12 pages for each month The 12 pages contains just text for each month with all ...
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Inserting page causes master to center\resize

When I insert a page or pagination changes within my book, the headers\footers set in my masters center on the spread. The error does not occur when I insert a page that does not have a text box for ...
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Can I combine a few sub master pages to one main master page?

In my document I want to have three different headers and five different backgrounds and one footer. Do I need to create a separate master page for each combination of header-background-footer? Or ...
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Make multiple variations from 1 master file

I'm making business cards in photoshop and want to have multiple variations of the same "base". For example let's assume we have something like this: We want this to be our Master File. Child files ...