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Conditional graphic master page?

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Oct 26, 2015

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Hello,

In my user guide I manage the display of different product data by using conditions. On the cover page I insert a picture of the resp. product for the project the guide is for. Currently that picture is imported by reference in a frame on the body page.

Recently I played around a bit with inserting the picture directly to the master page for that cover page so I could have the picture displayed across the whole page in the background of a title box, which worked fine.

Where I'm getting stuck now is when I try to make the picture on the master page conditional.

After reading some other related posts on this forum my first conclusion would be to pack it in and continue replacing the cover picture manually, but I have two questions to ask before I do that:

1: is it really impossible to somehow make that picture conditional?

2: if the answer to question 1 is negative, would there be a way to have that picture display across the body page in the background so I can make it conditional there?

thanks

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David

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re: but it was not possible to "send it to the back" of the title frame

I just created a new (background) frame on an MP, and was able to select and send-to-back on both the imported graphic and the parent text frame, but not the anchoring frame.

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Conditional graphic master page?

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Hello,

In my user guide I manage the display of different product data by using conditions. On the cover page I insert a picture of the resp. product for the project the guide is for. Currently that picture is imported by reference in a frame on the body page.

Recently I played around a bit with inserting the picture directly to the master page for that cover page so I could have the picture displayed across the whole page in the background of a title box, which worked fine.

Where I'm getting stuck now is when I try to make the picture on the master page conditional.

After reading some other related posts on this forum my first conclusion would be to pack it in and continue replacing the cover picture manually, but I have two questions to ask before I do that:

1: is it really impossible to somehow make that picture conditional?

2: if the answer to question 1 is negative, would there be a way to have that picture display across the body page in the background so I can make it conditional there?

thanks

regards

David

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Bob_Niland | Adobe Community Professional

re: but it was not possible to "send it to the back" of the title frame

I just created a new (background) frame on an MP, and was able to select and send-to-back on both the imported graphic and the parent text frame, but not the anchoring frame.

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re: Where I'm getting stuck now is when I try to make the picture on the master page conditional.

Is the picture just on the MP, or in an anchored frame on the MP?

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Hi Bob,

Originally it was simply on the MP and conditional formatting was not possible.

After that I tried inserting it using an anchored frame but that was only possible by inserting that frame in the title text frame that is already there (option "outside text frame"). From there I was able to expand it over the whole page, but it was not possible to "send it to the back" of the title frame, so that was of no use to me.

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David

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re: but it was not possible to "send it to the back" of the title frame

I just created a new (background) frame on an MP, and was able to select and send-to-back on both the imported graphic and the parent text frame, but not the anchoring frame.

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Ok, apparently I didn't check the "background" option in the frame insertion box, now it worked. I can also send the background frame as a whole to the back (select the frame by dragging the mouse outside the frma from top left to bottom right.

That said, I still can't make the frame or the inserted object conditional.

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Right, I spoke too soon. Instead of the anchored frame inside  the background frame I was selecting the background frame itself. Now conditioning seems to work fine, also when in body page view.

Thanks Bob!

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