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Removing page numbers

Nov 22, 2011 5:25 AM

Hello - Often I can't remove selected page numbers from a publication by selecting & holding down Ctrl & Shift, so have to cheat at last minute by covering those numbers with white rectangle. Can anyone suggest what might be stopping the removal, sometimes it works perfectly (InDesign CS4, Windows)

 

Many thanks for any help

 

Rob

 
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    Nov 22, 2011 5:58 AM   in reply to ?singing

    You really should start using master pages properly as a step closer to better workflow... create a master page based on the one you have the page numbers on, cmd shift select and delete the page number folio, select the pages in the pages panel you want to remove pg numbers, r click, select apply master to pages, choose the number free master.

     

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    Nov 22, 2011 6:03 AM   in reply to ?singing

    to ure question tho:

     

    the "numbers" layer could be locked.

     

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    Nov 22, 2011 6:36 AM   in reply to ?singing

    pleasure:

     

    select the master page with the "number" object. Select the object, in the pages panel open the panel fly out menu, make sure "allow master overides on selection" is checked. if not you cant overide the selection on the doc pages.

     

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    Nov 22, 2011 6:43 AM   in reply to ?singing

    Another possibility is that the number frame is behind a frame of some sort on the document page -- it's hard to know without seen a screen shot. Items on the master page are behind objects on a document page on the same layer (or layers below) which can make them dificult or impossible to select. In cases like that isolating them on their own layer would allow you to temporarily lock or hide layers above them so you can override them on the document page.

     
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    Nov 22, 2011 6:52 AM   in reply to Peter Spier

    oh yeah that too, (altho not sure why it (folio) isn't on the topmost layer as a "rule" ... )

     
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    Nov 22, 2011 7:23 AM   in reply to Grant H

    Grant H wrote:

     

    oh yeah that too, (altho not sure why it (folio) isn't on the topmost layer as a "rule" ... )

    But it is! By default ID files start with only one layer.

     
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