8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2011 7:23 AM by P Spier RSS

    Removing page numbers

    ?singing Community Member

      Hello - Often I can't remove selected page numbers from a publication by selecting & holding down Ctrl & Shift, so have to cheat at last minute by covering those numbers with white rectangle. Can anyone suggest what might be stopping the removal, sometimes it works perfectly (InDesign CS4, Windows)

       

      Many thanks for any help

       

      Rob

        • 1. Re: Removing page numbers
          Grant H Community Member

          You really should start using master pages properly as a step closer to better workflow... create a master page based on the one you have the page numbers on, cmd shift select and delete the page number folio, select the pages in the pages panel you want to remove pg numbers, r click, select apply master to pages, choose the number free master.

           

          G

          • 2. Re: Removing page numbers
            Grant H Community Member

            to ure question tho:

             

            the "numbers" layer could be locked.

             

            G

            • 3. Re: Removing page numbers
              ?singing Community Member

              Thank you very much, am most grateful. Hadn't thought of master page, works beautifully. Can't see that the numbers layer is locked but will investigate, something must be.

               

              best Rob

              • 4. Re: Removing page numbers
                Grant H Community Member

                pleasure:

                 

                select the master page with the "number" object. Select the object, in the pages panel open the panel fly out menu, make sure "allow master overides on selection" is checked. if not you cant overide the selection on the doc pages.

                 

                G

                • 5. Re: Removing page numbers
                  P Spier CommunityMVP

                  Another possibility is that the number frame is behind a frame of some sort on the document page -- it's hard to know without seen a screen shot. Items on the master page are behind objects on a document page on the same layer (or layers below) which can make them dificult or impossible to select. In cases like that isolating them on their own layer would allow you to temporarily lock or hide layers above them so you can override them on the document page.

                  • 6. Re: Removing page numbers
                    Grant H Community Member

                    oh yeah that too, (altho not sure why it (folio) isn't on the topmost layer as a "rule" ... )

                    • 7. Re: Removing page numbers
                      ?singing Community Member

                      Thank you again - the 'allow master overides' on original master solves the manual method perfectly. Thanks also for layers suggestion, much appreciated, thats useful for something else we need ...

                       

                      Rob

                      • 8. Re: Removing page numbers
                        P Spier CommunityMVP

                        Grant H wrote:

                         

                        oh yeah that too, (altho not sure why it (folio) isn't on the topmost layer as a "rule" ... )

                        But it is! By default ID files start with only one layer.