Master pages in Indesign are always seen as on the bottom of the object stack. However, you can use layers in Indesign as well. This somewhat breaks the object stack logic. Layers in Indesign allow you to stack any object, master page or otherwise.
add a new layer via the Layers Panel
Move edit the Master Page
highlight Layer 1 ...
Select the offending text frame, and open the Palette options in the Pages palette. Choose 'Master Pages' > 'Remove Selected Local Overrides'.
This makes the text frame obey the Master again. It does, however, also remove the frame's content and locks it again. You'll have to re-unlock it and re-add the content.
Command/Ctrl+Shift+click the item(s) you want to override on the page you want them overridden on. This will unlock them from the master page and make them in-page elements.
If you want to override all master pages items on several pages, simply highlight the pages in the Pages Panel and choose Override All Master Page Items from thePages Panel menu. ...
To me it sounds like the master page objects are in a layer that is locked.
There are couple ways to figure out layer it might be.
If you only have a few locked layers:
Toggle visibility of your layer(s) until you find the correct one.
If you have multiple locked layers:
Click the corner menu in Layers panel Layers panel > Unlock all layers
Then you ...
The easiest solution is to delete what you don't want, then save as a New Document.
You can also choose Override all Master Page Items from the flyout menu on the Pages Panel. This will place the master items on the (highlighted/selected) page and unlink them from the Master Page(s).
You can actually drag pages between InDesign ...
You can Command/Ctrl+Shift+click on an object on a page to individually override the Master page object.
Using the above shortcut, you can click the text frame on the page to allow it to be edited on the page. Note, doing so no longer links that text frame to the Master Page. Future changes to the Master Page will not result in updates to objects which have ...
No, multiple masters cannot be applied to a single page. Conceptually, master pages are alternate templates — an actual page in your document can only use 1 template at a time.
Now, you can do multiple master pages where subsequent master pages add to earlier master pages.
So, let's say you start with A-master. You can setup your basic page grid, etc. ...
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 behave as you want them to.
One thing to note, If you make any changes to the overridden items in your document, any changes you make to the master page won't ...
You can simply change the color on your associated master pages.
Master Page A is red, applied to pages 1 through 15
Master page B is orange, applied to pages 16 through 20
Master page C is blue, applied to pages 21 through 25
And so on...
Remember you can apply master pages to other master pages. So you can set up a master page for common, non color-...
Outside of scripting, there isn't an automated way to do this as you work (automatically alternate spreads). You can, however, make it go a lot faster than drag and drop.
In the Pages Panel flyout menu there is an option Duplicate Spreads. Your first step is to assign a keyboard shortcut to that command.
Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts....
Select "Panel Menus"...
The way I have gone about doing this is the past is to:
Create a Master Folder for your project.
Create a Master Template file containing your master pages and your first 3 pages, one front page and a spread.
Inside this file you want to set up the colors that will change in your color pallet.
This would be something along the lines of:
chapter color 1
If the error is only in one document and it doesn't reproduce when you use the same procedure in a different one, the problem is most likely to be with that one document. Use 'File > Save As' and select IDML as the type (versions earlier than CS6, use 'File > Export' and select IDML).
Open the saved IDML file, which will create a new InDesign document that ...
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 previously).
When all the text is correct, export to a high quality single-page PDF.
Open a new InDesign document the size of your output (A4)
Use File > Place to ...
Skaught basically summed it up for you: Items on the page are positioned according to the page or spread; off the page you only get pasteboard positioning. Sad but true.
The unpleasant solution is to size down image/text/object frames so they are fully on the page. IIRC, the object can actually extend off the page to some extent but I'm not certain. It ...
In the Pages palette, drag the icon of a blank master page onto the icon of page you want to fix. This applies the blank master. Everything from the previous master page will disappear, and what will be left on that page will now be live, non-master, non-locked content.
Drag all that content into the pasteboard.
In the Pages palette again, drag the icon ...
Lock the text box/frame (Ctrl+L), then go to preferences (Ctrl+K) and UNCHECK 'Prevent Selection of Locked Objects'. This actually means Selecet (& Editing), so the position is locked and editing is not.
Hopefully you'll find a better way, but if you don't, and if it's a monochrome vector image you need, you may need to use the same cumbersome technique needed to use custom images as bullet points:
IndyFont Demo: make your own (1 character) font
(Better step-by-step instructions from Lynda)
(Better writeup on Typophile)
Basically it's a quick and easy ...
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 ...
Just save it in the indesign script folder as "Master Page Numbers.jsx" and run it with a document open.
Edit: I updated the script.
Now you just run the script and it will save/open a text file with the information about every master.
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Any object on the Master will appear on a page that the Master has been applied too.
You can delete the quote from the Master, and put it on your working page instead.
Duplicate your Master, delete the quote, then apply the new Master to the page.
If the problem is that the text is just not wrapping around the quote:
Go to the Master and make new Text ...
InDesign has the ability to adjust content from the left margin set to the right margin set and vice versa as you add new pages, provided you have both a left and right master and each is set with respectively mirrored margins. Unfortunately, InDesign can't mirror the rotation angles of your frames, using master pages to accomplish this task is not going to ...
1) There is no automatic feature, that I'm aware of, to "merge" pages. You have to do it manually. It's often easy to set up a neww document with pages at the spread size, then just copy from two pages in one document, to one page in the new document. Paste in place --- Command/Ctrl-Option/Alt-Shift-V --- is sometimes helpful with this.
2) Turn off facing ...
This is finally not needed, because this feature solves everything: File > Export > Choose "Spreads".
Example, let's say we have an art book with some photo spread on two pages:
With this "Spreads" feature, we have a big landscape A3 page instead of two A4 portrait pages, in the final PDF:
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 can be selected / will be listed in your master layers.
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 development version 1.5.x, you will have to go through more or less ugly workarounds. Depending on the specific type of document you're working on.
The simplest ...
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 ...