If I have an article with alternate layouts set up and decide I need to add another page it does not seem to play nicely.
In the pages palette I have 2 columns iPad H and iPad V. If I create a new page under iPad H and try to give it an alternate layout I get a dialog saying "Alternate layout name cannot be blank, must be unique, and cannot end with a "*" or a ";" character." It will not let me save as iPad V as there is already a layout there so I save as iPad V2 but when I test on iPad the H page shows up in the layout but the V2 page does not.
Does this mean I need to create new article to replace the old one, add all my H layouts to it and then create alternate layouts for each of these again?
Cannot find a good tutorial on the subject.
Message was edited by: RollDotHome
To elaborate a little.
Does this help to explain the issue I have?
Thanks Bob, thank kind of works.
If I create a new H orientated layout and duplicate it it goes under the V layout column in the pages palette but remains an H orientated page. This means I must then select the page tool and convert the orientation to a V one. Not ideal but workable – thanks again ;-)
This still isn't a solution if I want to add pages from another InDesign document that also has has a V and an H layout. When I insert the pages it creates two separate columns in the pages palette – iPad H2 and iPad V2. It doesn't seem that I can reorganise them into the existing H and V columns.
Doesn't seem to work – something as simple as this! Screenshots show new page moved to end of doc and also what happens when I put after page 1.
Also attached are pages prefs. Pages and spreads allowed to shuffle. Is this correct? Pages just dance around rather than staying put!
Help very much appreciated, I'm probably missing something very obvious!
It does work but you need to keep in mind what is actually happening here. Those alternate layouts are really section breaks in the document.
By creating new pages AFTER the alternate layout has been created you're going to have to do some manual work to get pages in the correct place with the correct master.
I've tried it here and you can indeed drag pages between alternate layouts.