4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2013 11:57 AM by Arnis Gubins RSS

    two minor quirks

    FieryPantone Community Member

      … the sort of thing I notice every now and then but haven't got round to checking on. Well, I might have asked about sideheads and forgotten the answer ;-}

      • I don't suppose there's any automatic way of making sure the Find/Change dialog doesn't unhelpfully obscure the highlighted result?
      • I don't understand the "no room for sideheads" message: you can see from the screenshot that there is a sidehead, and you can take it from me that I've checked (not that I needed to) all the master pages

      I can live with both, but I'm as insatiably curious as the Elephant's Child.

        • 1. Re: two minor quirks
          Arnis Gubins CommunityMVP

          Niels,

           

          You're screenshot wasn't attached...

           

          The Find/Change can be pulled off and floated to wherever you want. On a dual screen set up, have it on the secondary screen.

           

          For the sideheads, what are your settings in the Format > Page Layout > Column Layout... panel. Do you have multiple columns defined?

          • 2. Re: two minor quirks
            FieryPantone Community Member

            Oops … here's the screenshot
            sideheads.png

            When I check Format > Page Layout > Column Layout I get the message "master pages have an irregular column layout". Now, what is that trying to tell me?

            • 3. Re: two minor quirks
              Reviewer1066 Community Member

              Niels,

               

              I have never seen the message "master pages have an irregular column layout". So, this is a pure guess.

               

              Is it possible that you have some how connected text frames that have different settings for the side heads, for example, one off and one on OR side heads of different widths?

               

              I would think that setting the side heads for one frame in a flow would set the side heads for all frames in the flow. BUT I vaguely remember having to turn on 2 columns for each frame in the flow to make the whole flow show 2 columns. But my memory may be bad.

               

              Just a thought.

               

              Van

              • 4. Re: two minor quirks
                Arnis Gubins CommunityMVP

                Hi Niels,

                 

                This could be indicating that there is a different type of layout on some master pages (you might not even be using them). Check if all have the same columns and if all have sideheads. Sideheads are a document level property, even though you can specify them at the text frame level.