This is strange. I'm going through this book making good pages. I lost a page at the end of a chapter and deleted it, which moved the chapter opening page back one. Now, from there on all the running heads on the text pages are off. I have to apply the master page spread again from there to the end of the file. If I delete another page, I have to go through the whole thing again. I'm not using Liquid Layout, but I do Enable Layout Adjustment (as I always do).
Here are some screenshots:
1. How the spread should look with the running heads positioned properly.
2. How the spread looks if I delete a page before it.
3. The dialogue box that appears when I choose to reapply the master pages.
I'm at a loss. This has never happened in any previous version of InDesign.
I personally think there may be some bugs in the Page tool, but I only have reports of strange behavior to go on.
Make a copy of the file for backup, in fact make a second for experimentation, too. First thing I would try is exporting to .idml: Remove minor corruption by exporting. I don't really expect a miracle, but it won't hurt to try.
I'm also curious why ID thinks a custom page size is in use. In your experimental file (I don't want you to touch the Page tool in the original or backup copies at this point), select the page tool and see what size ID thinks the page actually is. I don't normally use the Page tool myself, so I'm a little fuzzy on it, but I just did a scary little expriment of my own and made a custom page size that had the same dimensions as "letter" and found I could no longer select letter as a size, even in a new file, until I deleted the custom size from the list.
Thanks Peter! I had a scary few moments, too, when I went into Liquid Layout just to see if there was something there doing it. And then I couldn't get rid of the custom page handles! Unfortunately, I'll have to wait to experiment. This thing's due by the end of the day and there are other issues (not ID-related) that also have to be resolved. But experiment I will as soon as I get the chance! Thanks for the advice as always!
Well, everything is the same size. Can't imagine where it's coming from. I did have time to export as IDML and when I opened it back up the same thing happened. It does NOT happen, however, if I open the IDML in CS5 and delete a page. The following pages that use the TX master page are fine. So I'm suspecting the little culprit has something to do with Liquid Layout in CS6 (even though I'm not using it).
I meant you seem to need to make a choice in the dialog that comes up, so that's the one I'd try first.
And Save some copies as as ytou go along to submit to Adobe. I think you should file a bug and they may want to see the files. Adobe - Feature Request/Bug Report Form
Well, the designer I got this file from did SO many bizarre things in it that I had to create a new file and import the master pages and styles. I'm going to try recreating the whole thing from scratch and see if that handles the problem. If it persists, I'll certainly submit it for a bug report. Thanks again!