Export the file to IDML and then open that.
same issue when opening the IDML file. It's more annoying than anything
else. It makes me take a few extras steps to find the actual page when
coming from a zoomed pasteboard area from another spread. I will work
around it but am curious as to what caused this.
Thanks for the help.
Was the page size ever changed manually?
As far as I know it was never changed. I have used this particular 8-page
file to create several publication as I use the the same page headers and
I just delete everything else and bring in what I need to create the
publication. I changed the pasteboard size hoping it would correct the one
one. I just checked another publication that I used this template for and
all pasteboards were the same size. I think I will write it off to general
weirdness I seem to encounter ever so often.
This is a classic example of corruption that happens when you continually recycle a file instead of creating a template.
Try this. Go to the problem page. Unlock all layers. Select All. Does the Control panel indicate that the selection is larger than your document size? If so, hold down the Shift key and pull a marquee across your page. Does the Control panel indicate (by its X and Y values) that there was something left outside your document boundary? If there is, Delete it. Save and export to IDML to see if it clears the problem.
Thanks Peter. I'm getting lazy in my old age...
I started on your suggestion but I did the select all and then I grouped it
and the pasteboard became the size it should be.
I could see this mysterious white line that goes off the pasteboard into
the great beyond. I cannot select it and now I cannot
ungroup due to 'cannot ungroup as it would cause an object to fall off the
pasteboard'. I've got a renegade object somewhere
but I cannot get it selected. So it is 'revert' and see if I can get the
object selected. Funny thing is it puts my page in the top
left of the pasteboard.
You can't select that line with the Direct Select tool (the hollow one) to delete it?
Nope...it disappears when I hit the 'direct selection' tool...It has been
mentioned that since I use this file as a template I may have picked up
some corruption somewhere.
You might also be able to use the "heirarchy" buttons on the control panel to step through, or hold Shift and use the direct select tool to marquee around all the stuff you want to keep (make sure you go around it, not through it) and then press delete.
This is what it looks like on my screen. I cannot ungroup the page and
when I select the 'direct selection' tool the white line disappears.
I just noticed that my width and height shows as Infinity in. I believe I
will delete the spread and re-create it and see what happens.
I will create an actual template to use from now on.
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thanks for the help.
We can't see your picture, but did you try the method of unselecting the stuff you want to keep?
The dimensions of the group, though, are pretty symptomatic of corruption.
bummer about the images. Apparently I had a brain cramp and saved the
grouped images when I closed out. I cannot ungroup it now.
I will delete the spread and re-create it. Hopefully that solves the
problems. I have taken the template advice to heart and have created
a template for my 8-page publications.
You certainly won't be sorry about that.
apparently there is never time to do it right the first time but always
time to do it over. I deleted the troublesome spread and re-created it and
it solved the problem.
Thanks for all the help.