Do you mean that the page numbers in chapter two start where chapter 1 leaves off when you open chapter two, but not when you look at the numbering in the book panel? Have you updated numbering from the book panel? The book panel only shows the names of the component files and the page numbering assigned, there is no way to view all of the chapters in layout as one contiuous thread.
Pages will be left or right depending on the number. If you have master pages with objects that are overridden, be very careful about doing anything that will cause a page to swap sides. All of the overridden obejects will remain, and new master objects will be added behind them.
To start logical page 1 on a page that is not the first physical page in the book, open the file that contains the page and select it in the pages panel. From the panel menu or right-click menu choose Numbering and Section Options, and select the option to start a new section, and assign the page number 1. You may see an error message about duplicate numbers which can be cleared by goin to the same dialog from the first page inthe document and changing the numbering style (typically you would change the numbers for front matter to small roman numerals) The same current page number marker on a master page can then be used for automatic numbering in both sections.
You can export the entire Book, when you are ready, as a single PDF for the printer.
Overset text may simply be an effect of differences in tracking between PM and ID that show up in conversion. Pagemaker conversions can be anything from near perfect to completely useless, and oversets would not be uncommon. Whatever the cause, you do need to deal with them.
Thanks. I got it.
Is there a reason to submit a book to a commercial printer as an InDesign
Document as opposed to a single PDF?
And one more issue: my odd pages have a rectangular gray box in the upper
right corner (with a heading) that goes out to the margin of the 7x10 page.
When I print the page on my printer part of the box is missing.
Does that have to do with "bleed" or "slug?" Or should I adjust the page
You should be submitting PDF if possible (and most printers prefer that since you make the PDF, so if it isn't right they get to blame you instead of you blaming them).
If you have objects that extend all the way to the edge of your page you need to add a bleed allowance in the page setup (clcik the more options button if the bleed fields aren't showing) and extend those objects past the page edge to the bleed line. Include the bleed area when you make the PDF. Keep any important information inside the page edge at least as much as the bleed allowance though, or it may be cut off. Most desktop printers are not capable of printing to the edge of the page, so they cut off typically about 1/4 inch all around from the page image. This is normal and does not aafect the press output.