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Update Master Items in Book File

Nov 1, 2013 8:54 AM

Tags: #book

A customer recently supplied 10 .indd and a .indb file with common elements on master pages that did not bleed. Should I have been able to change the Document Setup and adjust the elements on the master pages of one file so that it would update the 9 other files in order to have bleed?

 
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    Nov 1, 2013 8:58 AM   in reply to jlarosafenway

    DId you then synchronize the master pages?

     
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    Nov 1, 2013 10:10 AM   in reply to jlarosafenway

    Open the Style Source file. Select the master page (or master pages) on the Page panel. Adjust the bleed. You should see the changes in your document if you have enabled View/Show Frame Edges. Now open another file to check that changes took place on those too.

     
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    Nov 1, 2013 10:23 AM   in reply to jlarosafenway

    OK. Do you see changes taking place in your Style Source file? Are the master pages used on the other documents exactly the same as the Style Source?

     
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    Nov 1, 2013 10:54 AM   in reply to jlarosafenway

    What I meant to ask is: do the master on the other files have exactly the same name as in the Style Source. You could move the masters to each of the other files (using Move Master on the flyout menu of the Page Panel), but save a copy first and work on the copy so you keep your original file.

     
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    Nov 1, 2013 11:09 AM   in reply to jlarosafenway

    You need to select the masters first.

     
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    Nov 1, 2013 11:28 AM   in reply to jlarosafenway

    Hmm.. That's not what we wanted. There is something going on with that book file that I cannot tell without looking at the file.

     

    Edit: Try re-applying the master and see what happens.

     
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    Nov 1, 2013 11:41 AM   in reply to jlarosafenway

    There could be another way. Open one of the book files. Go to the Page panel. On the flyout menu choose Master Pages/Load Master Pages. Choose the Style Source file. It will ask you if you want to replace the masters with the same name. Say OK. Try it and let me know if it works.

     
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    Nov 1, 2013 12:01 PM   in reply to jlarosafenway

    OK. Let's check one more thing. In the flyout of the Book panel, see if Master Pages is checked in Sincronize Options.

     
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    Nov 1, 2013 12:25 PM   in reply to jlarosafenway

    jlarosafenway wrote:

     

    Is that done in the Pages palette or the Book palette? Updating the Master page in the Style Source file and then Synchronizing with the Book paletter did not change the Document Setup in any of the other files.

    You synch master pages from the Book panel, jsut like styles, but you have to specifically set them to synch -- by default they are not set.

     
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