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Create a new master, based on the first one, then override and delete objects you don't want to appear on chapter start pages. Apply it to chapter starts.
If you find yourself overriding master objects you need to ask yourself why they are on a master page at all.
- You should always inform us on your version and OS, and try to install all available updates.
- I strongly recommend not to override (detach) any item from the master on the pages. It causes a lot of problems and makes a mess at the end. If you have pages where you don't want to have a specific master object, apply a different master without that object. You can create masters based on other masters as you would do with a normal page.
- On the master should never be any kind of “content”, only header, page number holder, background and similar and if you use primary text frames, those are allowed, but no content, even if it repeats.
What other kind of problems do objects on master pages lead it? I use them for stuff that I know I should use the library for, but my laptop has very limited screen room so master pages are convenient for elements that always fall in the same place, but need slight alterations. What other mess can this create?
- Reapplying masters cause multiple objects on each other.
- Reapplying masters detach the link to the original item.
- Mixing up Content and orientation makes PDF/UA creation impossible. (Accsessiblity)
- Use Library, via the place command you are able to Position it exactly as it should.
I was not using library since my laptop screen is so small, but I guess I will have to deal.
But can you please explain number 3?