6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 6, 2016 1:12 AM by Kaffeesegler

    Book Module Copying Layouts

    Paul E Level 1

      I've run into an odd behavior. Actually, I'm hoping something is eluding me, rather than it being odd behavior. I'm trying to copy a page's layout so that I can paste it onto other pages. But all that is pasted is the basic image cell. What is not pasted is:

      • Image Call Padding
      • Page or Image text editing (cell padding, location, anchoring and typography settings)

       

      Thanks.

       

      -Paul

        • 1. Re: Book Module Copying Layouts
          Paul E Level 1

          I forgot to mention, this exact behavior also happens if I save a layout as a new custom page layout.

          • 2. Re: Book Module Copying Layouts
            wobertc Adobe Community Professional

            My LR-CC 2015.2.1  works as expected-

             

            I right-click on a page,

            Choose "Save as Custom Page"

             

            Now I see this custom page under "Custom Pages" in the Page selection menu-

            ScreenShot209.jpg

            • 3. Re: Book Module Copying Layouts
              Paul E Level 1

              Yes, I get that same basic behavior as well. But when selecting this new custom page layout, the above mentioned settings don't get applied. I am using 6.1.

               

              Thanks.

              • 4. Re: Book Module Copying Layouts
                wobertc Adobe Community Professional

                I am now using v6.3 and -yes my custom pages are saved with the padding applied as wanted.

                The custom Page in my Post#2 was modified by changing padding and then Saving as two 'new' custom pages- now I have these also!  (My Images are set to "Fit" so my screen-clip shows horizontal images in the vertical cell!)

                I cannot answer why yours does not work the same- maybe follow some standard advice- update to 6.3, reset the Preferences file.

                Typography is not my 'forte' so cannot answer much for that.

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                • 5. Re: Book Module Copying Layouts
                  Paul E Level 1

                  Thanks, wobertc. I appreciate you taking the additional time to verify the padding is working for you.

                   

                  Honestly, I've been waiting to upgrade to 6.3. I may jump in next week and see if that fixes my issue.

                   

                  Thanks again!

                  • 6. Re: Book Module Copying Layouts
                    Kaffeesegler

                    I'm running into all these problems too, this book module is nothing less than a nightmare. Custom layouts sometimes work, sometimes not. I tried every possible workaround, saved new custom layouts, deleted old ones, tried to copy layouts instead of applying a custom layout ... It is not possible to use different fonts in the caption field and in the page field, unless I edit every page again an again (although I saved separate text/font presets). When I unlock text fields from a photo it is suddenly linked to the photo again and I have to deselect the checkbox again. To get everything fixed I needed 10 x the time I would have spend if everything would work as promised.