3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 17, 2012 2:44 PM by 73TransAm

    Text frames and master pages

    73TransAm Level 1

      Got a question about layouts and master pages.


      If I build a file to have a left and right master page.  I have a text box in the center that has a different position based on the page being left or right facing. 


      When I first add pages to the document all is well.  If I change the order of the pages then the text box position if incorrect. 


      I have tried "Snap to Guide" and using "Smart Guides"


      Any suggestions ?

        • 1. Re: Text frames and master pages
          Rik Ramsay Level 4

          You need to re-apply the master to the pages you move around. It doesn't automatically re-generate when you change the order so the left master might now be on the right pages and vice-versa.


          Re-apply the masters by dragging them down onto the spreads.

          • 2. Re: Text frames and master pages
            Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

            BAD advice, Rik.


            Reapplying a master page reasserts all the master objects behind any that were previously overridden. The same thing happens when you have facing pages and add or remove an odd number of pages -- any pages that switch sides get rebuilt with new unreleased master frames for frames that were manually overridden. Text frames that were released automatically by placing text into them without a manual override first should swap positions, so it sounds like the OP is releasing the master frames before adding text.


            One way to minimize the impact would be to enable Layout Adjustment before adding the pages, as long as the frames are snapped to guides. You'll still get the second frame behind, but if it has no stroke, fill or content it may not be a problem. Onthe other hand, if youare releasing master frames before entering text, one has to ask why they are on the master page in the first place.

            • 3. Re: Text frames and master pages
              73TransAm Level 1

              Peter -


              Your solution seems to resolve the problem.