BUG with master text frames, master pages and "allow pages to shuffle"
Latest Indesign CC on Windows 10 64bits.
I have a document, with a master page template applied to all pages in the document. There are master text frames inside the master page template, perfectly aligned with the margins on each left, and right page. In my master page template, I have set up the following margins for left pages :
top : 46pt
bottom : 46pt
outside : 56pt
inside : 46pt
And the right pages margins set up as follow :
top : 46pt
bottom : 46pt
outside : 46pt
inside : 46pt
On the left pages, I have a solid holding the current category / section, so I have set a larger outside margin.
Everything looks good and aligned (text boxes are controled by master pages master text frames) until I delete one page for example, which makes every following right page, a left page, and every left page, a right page.
From this point, in my pages, all text boxes are misaligned to the margins set in the master page template. That is to say that from now on, left pages have text boxes which are the size of right pages text boxes, and right pages text boxes have the size of left pages text boxes.
To fix it, I have to select all my pages, and reapply my master page template to update the text boxes to match the master page's master text frames.
Then, the text frames are finally properly aligned to the margins set in the master page template.
I don't think this is how it should behave. Master text frames should always be synchronized to the master page templates and should not have to be reapplied manually...
I might be using this wrong but I can't figure out an auto fix, and this gets really annoying when you have to fine tune your document, remove some elements, which can makes me delete some pages, which causes this issue.
Any fix ? What about a option to make indesign aware when right pages become left pages, and left pages become right pages, and reapply automatically the master page template to adapt to those changes ?
Am I alone with this issue ?
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An update from Adobe giving a check box in the settings to allow auto update of text boxes relying on master text frames (created in master page templates) after deleting / shuffling pages would be good though
I created en even simpler file with just pages, 1 master page template with linked master frames and uneven outside margins (56pt for left page and 46pt for right page) and the same happens if you delete a page (the 3rd one) : text boxes are misaligned and not in sync with master page templates.
To correct the issue, you have to select all pages and REAPPLY the master page template to those pages. THEN, the text boxes get aligned again and are correctly « in sync » with the master page template, containing master text frames.
File is here (temporary link available for 5 days left) :
Also, another useful option that would be really handy for the users would be one which would allow the user to select all pages by master page template. Example : select all pages with A master page template applied / select all pages with B master page template
Correct me if I’m wrong but I didn’t find any entry allowing to do this!
here is the file so you can see what is going on : https://fromsmash.com/b1eLzuEgXY-ct
If you try to delete the 5th page, you will see the following text boxes not resizing correctly and not respecting the master text frames sizes !