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Applying separate master pages for even and odd pages

Oct 21, 2013 5:02 AM

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Hi,

 

I have created separate master pages for even and odd pages. Even I am able to apply the master pages for both even and odd pages separately. But, when number of pages increasing in a chapter file, by default, FrameMaker is applying the default master page to the pages that are crossed the range difined in the Master Page Usage dialog box.

For example, When I applied the master pages for even and odd pages separately, the number of pages in a chapter file was 12 and the master pages are applied correctly. When I moved from page 12 to 13, the 13th page has the default master page applied by FrameMaker.

 

My requirement: is there any option where I can freeze the master pages to even and odd pages even though the number of pages in a chapter file got incremented?

 

I am facing same issue when I import the Formats to another chapter file. i.e, the default master page is getting applied to the file. Is there any option when I import the formats to another file, automatically it applies the master pages correctly to even, odd and first pages?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Navz.

 
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    Oct 21, 2013 5:21 AM   in reply to Navz27

    Frame uses default pagination until you perform an AMP operation (Apply Master Pages).

     

    Format > Page Layout > Apply Master Pages*

     

    This assigns MPs (Master Pages) based on the UnstructMasterPageMaps table on Reference Page MasterPageMaps.

     

    That RP and table do not exist by default. The first time you do an AMP, the RP and table are created (a dialog is thrown reporting this).

     

    You can specify custom MPs triggered by specific paragraph formats in the text flow. You can specify separate MPs for Left/Right, for that same trigger paragraph format.

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    * You can also specify AMP in Update Book dialog, but I don't, as it is unstable in FM7.1.

     
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    Oct 22, 2013 9:23 AM   in reply to Navz27

    Normally, what people want to do is have a title page, then a normal left/right page flow.

     

    So, assuming you have created an MP named "Title", and are using the para fmt "Title" as the trigger, you'd load up your page map table as:

    Paragraph Tag Name: Title

    Right-Handed Master Page: Title

    Left-Handed Master Page: Title

    Range Indicator: Single

     

    The AMP operation applies MP Title to the page containing para Title. All other pages have normal L/R flow.

     

    If you want some of the non-title pages to have a different MP than default Left/Right, then you'll need to select a separate trigger paragraph format (which could be any of several forms of hidden text if necessary, but cannot be Flow A table cell content). Do a Control-Return (or Table > Add Rows or Columns) to add a row to the UnstructMasterPageMaps table and enter the details for the additional trigger paras.

     

    In case of conflict, FM appears to use the first match found for any page.

     

    We use this feature for a variety of functions, such as start-of-section pages. It's common to need separate Section.Left and Section.Right MPs where the lead page can be either.

     
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    Oct 25, 2013 12:17 AM   in reply to Navz27

    Hi,

     

    What do you have set in Format | Page Layout | Pagination?

    Single Sided or Double Sided?

    What is the 1st Page Side?

    If Double Sided and the 1st Page Side is set correctly, your left

    and right master pages must be assigned automatically.

    Your description sounds as if you have set Single Sided.

     

    Best regards

     

    Winfried

     
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    Oct 25, 2013 6:52 AM   in reply to Winfried Reng

    > Your description sounds as if you have set Single Sided.

     

    The only potential problem with that theory is that when you have SS set, you can't even see Master Page "Left" when you navigate to View > Master Pages

     

    This needless hiding by FM also causes all sort of other hassles, because MP "Left" can contain rogue stuff you're trying to fix or remove, like broken Xrefs, Variable instances, otherwise unused formats of all kinds, missing fonts, etc.

     
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    Oct 25, 2013 8:02 AM   in reply to Error7103

    Error7103 wrote:

     

    > Your description sounds as if you have set Single Sided.

     

    The only potential problem with that theory is that when you have SS set, you can't even see Master Page "Left" when you navigate to View > Master Pages

     

    This needless hiding by FM also causes all sort of other hassles, because MP "Left" can contain rogue stuff you're trying to fix or remove, like broken Xrefs, Variable instances, otherwise unused formats of all kinds, missing fonts, etc.

    This is a good time to post a formal feature enhancement request here: ADOBE WISHFORM, and also to invite the many other users who agree, to post their own requests. The developers do listen, and over time, and with enough requests, features are enhanced or added, and bugs are fixed.

     

     

    HTH

     

     

    Regards,

     

     

    Peter

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