OS 10.6, CS5 (7.04).
(I also have access to CS5.5 if necessary)
Here's the situation: I'm laying out a document that's set up like a calendar with a horizontal spine.
Master spread has two facing pages. I used the Page Tool to move the right-hand page underneath the left-hand page so now they're top and bottom.
I have some graphic shapes on the master pages
Here's the problem: On the document pages, when I override a master page item (one of the shapes) and delete it, the shape is still there.
It's like the override didn't actually override, just made a local _copy_ which I can then manipulate but the original is still showing underneath.
I confirmed that this is due to the page setup (vertical spreads) because if I move the master spreads back to left and right pages instead of top and bottom, I can override the items on the document pages as expected.
Is this a bug of this new tool or am I missing something?
Thanks, Peter, for presenting another way to create this project.
That works, too, although working in a rotated spread presents its own challenges (can't set page columns as these are now page rows) but I can work around that.
I'm still curious if the sticky master page item is a bug.
Don't know if that's a bug or not.
You may not be able to use page column guides, but you can make a row grid using Layout > Create Guides... and any text frame can have its own set of column guides, if that helps.
John, sorry for the delay. I needed to put this on the back burner while I was busy with other projects.
Here are some screen shots
the master pages, set up as regular spreads
the master pages set up as vertical spreads, using the page tool to move the RH page under the LH page
The selected frame is the over-ridden master frame on the document page. I moved it so you can see the master item is not really being overridden--it's like it's making a local copy.
I might have answered my own question...When i move the master page with the pages tool and leave the "Objects move with page" UNCHECKED, the master page overrides correctly on the document page.