Skip navigation
Currently Being Moderated

problem with deleting empty pages

Jul 19, 2010 10:56 PM


Have a FM 9.0 document with empty pages that are not deleted even though the Format à Page Layout à Pagination dialog box has for the Before Saving & Printing setting: 'Delete Empty Pages'.

I’m clueless on how to resolve this issue, any advice will be greatly appreciated.


[This is a standalone FM 9.0 installation on Windows XP Pro.]

  • Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 20, 2010 7:42 AM   in reply to donna_unmani



    There are a number of reasons why FM won't delete seemingly empty pages.


    If the document is part of a book and it has a directive to have an even number of pages or the following file is supposed to start on the Right, while this file ends on the Left, then FM will always insert an "empty" page. Book settings always trump document settings.


    Alternatively, there might actually be content (use ctrl+A to select all on the page) that is not visible or the text frames may have been customized/resized. It helps if you also turn on the View > Text Symbols, just in case the end of flow marker gets kicked over to the last page.


    You can try using the Special > Delete Pages... option to remove the "empty" page(s), but if they come back, then check out the context rules for the document.

    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 20, 2010 9:44 AM   in reply to donna_unmani

    One additional reason that pages are sometimes not removed correctly is when the pages have had a custom Master Page applied to them. The pages appear to be deleted but when the file is saved and the book updated, the pages appear again.   The workaround to remove them permanently is to apply the default Left / Right master pages to the problem pages, save the file, then delete the pages.



    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points