I've got a weird problem in Indesign CS6. I've placed a graphic box on the master page with a thick white stroke and a drop shadow effect. Now on page one I want to override that master page item so I can place an image inside it. So I clicked on it with command-shift. Found out however that when I drag the nog overriden box or resize it, the original master page item is still present beneath it in it's locked position.When I delete the overriden box I can override that original master page item again and again and again. Somehow it doesn't override that image box, but it creates a copy of the master page item and places that on top.
Funny thing is that it works normally when I edit the image box slightly. For example by making the box narrower. Anything wider than 79 cm e.g. makes it create those duplicates. Or by removing the drop shadow effect. Or by removing the -3 rotation. Or by positioning the box else where. Then it behaves normally: upon clicking on it with command-shift, the master page item is overriden and I can rearrange it without having created a copy.
Like it is now, with that effect, that position, that effect, that size.... when I click on it with command-shift it always creates a copy of the master page item and places that on top with the not-overriden version still present beneath it like any other locked master page items.
Is this a bug?
Trying on a new document and see if this happen or not.
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Tried, didn't work. Have a look at this file:
It has a rectangle in it's master page. When I override it. It creates a copy on top. Didn't notice it at first until I resized and moved it. The not-overridden version was still present. Positioned like it is in the master page and locked on the first page so it can be overridden once more.
When I move it in the master page, resize it, remove the effect, drag it more to the left... al these things help. When I then override it on page 1, no copy is made. When I reposition it at that location or further to the right, when I give it the same dimension again or lager... then I get the duplicates again.
Can you try it? Overriding the object on page one and moving it to the left? To see whether the master page item is still present which can be overridden once more so there are two objects (and again the master page item intact)?
I think this is related to Number & Section Option with Master A, because the page start numbering at 2.
When i switch to start page numbering at: 1 , i get this result
The work around to solve this problem:
1- Insert a new master page base on A-Master.
2- Cut the Frame and paste in place on B-Master.
3- Select the right page of B-Master then delete.
4- Apply B-Master to page 2.
the link file:
Interseting idea, but I don't think it's the whole answer. When I switch to start numbering at 1 I don't see the frame on the pasteboard as you did in your screen shot, and the problem persists on page 2.
Salah Fadlabi wrote:
The screen shot it's from the Coaflsh file before i added the new master page.
And my testing was also with the original, and I did not see the object on the pasteboard. Did you put it there?
The point here, though, is this is abberant behavior. There should not be a need for a second master.
@ Colafalsh, Did you try rebuilding this file from scratch and positioning the object inthe same spot? I don't have time to do it this morning myself, but I wonder if the master page itself is corrupt in some way. Export to .idml did not help.