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Can existing master page be made into a child?

Nov 22, 2011 3:16 PM

Tags: #out #pages #master #child #pagemaker #greyed

I have about a dozen master pages in a document I converted from Pagemaker. I need to make some trial and error changes to the Layout>Margins. I don't want to have to do repeated changes to the layout in each master page. I would rather setup a new layout master page, and make all the others children of it. Don't see any way to do this. When I select any existing master page on the Page Panel and go to the Page Panel menu, Master Options is greyed out.

 

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

 
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    Nov 22, 2011 3:23 PM   in reply to backpack45scb

    In the options dialog for a Master Page you have the chance to set a new "Based On" page. Right-click any master and select "Master Options for .."

     
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    Nov 22, 2011 4:15 PM   in reply to backpack45scb

    I can't see in your screen shot that you have a master page selected... Perhaps it's under the flyout menu, but I don't see any page highlighted.

     
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    Nov 22, 2011 4:38 PM   in reply to backpack45scb

    I think I'd try trashing the prefs. See Replace Your Preferences

     
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    Nov 22, 2011 5:41 PM   in reply to backpack45scb

    Converted files can behave strangely. You might want to try this, too: Remove minor corruption by exporting

     
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  • John Hawkinson
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    Nov 22, 2011 10:27 PM   in reply to Peter Spier

    Also, take a moment and create a new file and confirm you can do it in the new file.

     
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  • John Hawkinson
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    Nov 26, 2011 12:46 AM   in reply to backpack45scb

    OK, so the upshot here is the complaint that selecting a single page of a multi-page master spread in the Pages panel does not give you the context or flyout menu options "Master Options for MASTERNAME."

     

    I think the even easier workaround is to rightclick the master name, to the left of the icon (or, in your case, beneath), rather than the icon. Then it always works.

     

    I would call this a cosmetic bug though.

     
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