Layers are a document property and will not disappear if you remove a page, master or otherwise. Objects on those pages that are located on those layers will be lost, however.
I still don't understand. If I create a new layer in InDesign - only the layer is created.
Yet when I open a doc that was previously in PageMaker, all the layers now have master pages and I did not have these extra master pages in PageMaker. There is only 1 master page in use (the one showing columns).
I name all my layers. Can I delete the empty master pages with the same name as the layers, while keeping the layers? (Example of layer names, outerbox, text, picture, etc.)
Again thanks for replies.
Without seeing the document I can't tell you what's happening. Conversion from Pagemaker to ID can be anything from near-perfect to near useless, depending on the structure of the PM file.