I have a 68 page 8.5 x 5.5 document, facing pages, with a number of different master pages for different sections - master pages have bleeds for elements that bleed on the document outer edges. When I delete an interior page, all my master page items move into the center of the spread on all pages following the deleted page. when I try to re-assign the master page to replace the one that's messed up, I get an error message (Master Page Size Conflict" saying "Page 14 (or whatever page) has a custom page size. The page can retain its current size or be resized to match the new master."
All page sizes are the same throughout the document. All bleeds are the same in the masters and the document.
The only fix is to manually apply the master to each page (very frustrating) and click on the "Use master page Size" button in the error message generated for each page through the entire document. What a hassle!
Shouldn't I be able to just apply a master? This only happens after deleting a page - so there must be some type of left/right page conflict. Surely this issue has popped up before, but I can't find anything.
I wound up getting on the phone with tech support. We did try your suggestion, but to no avail. When I uploaded the file for tech support to view locally, the behavior magically disappeared - Leading us to believe that upgrading to the CC 2014 version would fix the problem.
Upgrading to CC 2014 Indesign locally DID make the problem go away. But the problem remains in CS6.
Interestingly, we pulled the preference file and I recreated a NEW inDesign CS6 file. I put a left and right bleeding box in the masters of a new 5 page doc and deleted an interior page - the exact same behavior happened again - with the bleeding elements moving to the center of the page in all the spreads after the deleted page. So it's a reproducible bug - at least in my version!
In 5 page document Before deleting page:
Final pages after page deletion - master items move to the center of the spread: