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Text Variables on Master Slide in InDesign CS6

Setup your text frame and variable in the master page Select all existing pages in the pages panel Right click and select Override All Master Page Items (or cmd+alt+SHIFT+L) Your text variables now ...
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InDesign: Can I automate Master Page assignment to multiple, non-contiguous, pages without using page numbers?

Thanks to @Wolff and some more searching, I was able to edit an additional script I found on github, (which may be written originally by Joonas??) to accomplish this within InDesign. [None] refers to ...
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How do I layout small pages on a large print sheet?

I edited the answer there to include this... If you wish to have multiple iterations of a layout printed on one sheet..... Set up a single page file containing 1 of the items (as described ...
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Image is blocking my subheader I have on the A master pgs (needs to be on every page)

Create a new layer. Place it at the top. Move the company name to this layer (but just keep it on the master page). This way it will always be on top on all pages.
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Master pages and applying adjustments to photo place holder frames in InDesign

Actually it should be possible to move and resize a frame on a master page and thereby automatically apply the change to all pages using that master. But it only works if you haven't scaled or moved ...
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How to make the tab character work for text aligned to the right

You can .. use a separate text box for the chapter name. This way the width of the page numbering and the width of the chapter names will always be fixed, because of the separate text boxes. the ...
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Merge two facing pages with Indesign

This is finally not needed, because this feature solves everything: File > Export > Save as type: "Adobe PDF (Interactive)" > Export as: "Spreads" Example, let's say we ...
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Changing the default master page applied when creating a new page

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 ...
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Scribus: Master Page features lost behind image

The next (1.6) Scribus version will allow to shuffle around layers across pages and master pages. And you will be able to correctly achieve your goal. If you're not brave enough to use the ...
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How to find overridden master page elements?

Start setting up dedicated master layers when creating masters. Even though the master layers are visible in layers panel when working in a regular page, only the items you have released from master ...
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How to ensure a photo changed on an Indesign master page carries to all child pages?

As Scott had noted, there's not a way to specify what gets overridden from the master page. That triggered a memory for me, and while it's not ideal, I did find a suitable work-around. What I ...
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Is it possible to apply a right side master to a left side page in InDesign?

A new 'spreads' document always starts with a double master page and no, there is no way to apply a right side from a spreads master to a left side page. However, you can create a new single page ...
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How to apply a master page to every Nth page?

I have made a script that should accomplish what you want. The main functionality of the script (the first part) is commented and pretty straight-forward (if you know javascript). I have added a ...
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How to UN-override master page items with InDesign

From the Adobe ID help: To remove master overrides from one or more objects, select objects that were originally master items. In the Pages panel, target a spread and choose Remove Selected ...
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How can I test and apply certain changes to all documents in a book file?

As far as I'm aware... There is no "test" ability in InDesign. You would need to alter the Paragraph Style, then alter each page accordingly. That is, all the text would update with a style change (...
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Rectangle on master footer in InDesign doesn't appear in pdf

Try to select the object and open the Attributes panel (Window > Output > Attributes). Make sure that the object isn't set to "Nonprinting".
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Master pages and applying adjustments to photo place holder frames in InDesign

Not very clear what you're trying to achieve, but try to: apply an object style to the photo frame on the master page and set that to auto-scale its image content then, tick the Adjust Layout option ...
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How to show an object that is outside of the artboard on the master page on all created pages? *INDESIGN

If you place an empty rectangle in the artboard area that only just encroaches into the bleed area, then it will appear on all pages that rely on that master page. Grouping any other items with the ...
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InDesign: Create a flipbook-style effect with a custom image on each page using parent pages?

You could script this, but for just a single go, I think it would be easier to do this semi-manually, roughly as described in Scott’s comment to the question. Since you say you already have all the ...
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How can I test and apply certain changes to all documents in a book file?

My tactic for the 'test' would be to copy all files, including the book file, into a separate directory and play around with everything in that 'sandbox'. If it turns out that your experiment is ...
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Why are some pages not numbered in Adobe Indesign CS6?

Re-apply the master page to these pages, making sure there's no white objects on the actual pages where the page numbering goes. Any on-page artwork sits on top of master page introduced artwork. Or, ...
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Page numbers reversed from 10 - Indesign

Maybe the folio on the left pages has the wrong Paragraph direction or Character direction? Anyway the style of the left folio seems to be different than the style of the right folio. Try to apply ...
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Master page elements displaying when no master applied

The slightest overlap of items on one side of spread will cause them to also fall on the other side of the spread, often taking precedence. It appears to me that you have some overlap on the master ...
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Re-overriding elements in InDesign

Re-applying the Master Page to the page in question will swap out any Overridden objects that have not been modified. Any objects that have been modified will stay on the page and the master page ...
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InDesign: How to import repeating XML with multiple masters

First of all, getting a "module" (see it as an elementary set of objects to be repeated) to be repeated require some specific tagging and layout preparation. You need to have a primary text-frame ...
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How to apply a master page to every Nth page?

The best thing I can come up with is to generate the required page number sequence in 3-rd party software (like Excel) and then paste it in "apply..." field. Seems to work with documents ...
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InDesign: How to restore group element to master?

If your elements are grouped in the Master Pages, you can apply 'Remove Selected Local Overrides' to the whole group. If the dropdown menu allows only 'Remove All Local Overrides', it means that ...
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Image is blocking my subheader I have on the A master pgs (needs to be on every page)

Remember - you can use layers in InDesing Master pages too, along with text wraps, etc. to keep things from overlapping actual page elements. If you want master elements to be above others; Simply ...
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