I have 4 pages. LHS1, RHS1, LHS2, RHS2. If I select all 4 and reapply the Master (after having changed the Master) then the link between RHS1 and LHS2 gets lost and LHS2/RHS2 are empty. If I reapply the link from RHS1 to LHS2, I get a third spread (LHS3,RHS3) and the chain is LHS1,RHS1,LHS2,LHS3. If I then reapply the link from LHS2 to RHS2, LHS3/RHS3 are empty again, but when I remove that spread, I get warnings about objects that will be deleted.
What is going on? I am trying to understand.
Only if you have primary text frames on the master, reapplying will use the text frame on the master.
Normally, nothing should be on the mast than placeholder for running headers and page number. No text frames for later use.
If you are used to Quark Xpress, InDesign is completely different here. More important is to use the border guide lines.