Where did you put the background, on the page or on the master?
Do you have several masters?
Is the correct master applied?
I have a B-Master page where the background and all graphics are applied. For some reason I have a page one background that I may have inadvertently added that is just a background. I am thinking this could be the issue?
You should always rename all masters properly, otherwise you will get a mess.
- Did you export the page? Or the Master?
- If you exported the page, which master is applied?
- Why did you apply the graphics on the master and not on the page?
I figured it out. For some reason I kept trying to apply my master to page one so I could export to a PDF. I couldn't figure out why my master page was not applying to page one. Come to find out a copy of the background was pasted over the top of page one, which is why I was not seeing my graphics. Again I am very new to Adobe and am figuring out things as I go. Thanks for your help, your questions got me thinking about the page and master. I'm still working through how they correlate.
Good point, I will be sure to do this in the future.
You have to work with Layers in InDesign, to avoid to happen this. I recommend always to use the same layer order and name, even if you don't use all of them, as it would help to copy and past without problems from other documents.
I recommend following layers: Background, Images, Text, Page Number, Running Headers, Logo and Guide Lines and Information (as non printing layer for information related to the pages).