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I'd like to delete a non-empty page, if you please

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Freshly upgraded to FrameMaker 2017, my trusty fudging-fix tool of "Special/ Delete Page" seems to have been, itself, deleted.

Plenty of articles about deleting master pages or blank pages -- Can anyone tell me how to delete a non-empty body page?

[The specific circumstances:

I've copied a group to dozens of pages, consisting of a table nested within a text frame nested within an anchored frame.

So, some weird botch has it all messed up on one particular page.

Yet, when I delete all the items, then insert them again (whether by pasting or entering manually), it pushes the group one page down, so that the following page is always empty, then the dozens of pages picks up again.

I just need to delete the wretched botched page, so I can proceed.]

Correct answer by Matt S - Tech Comm Tools | Adobe Community Professional

Use the Format > Document > Delete Pages command.

You can also use the Command Search feature (the magnifying glass icon) to look up an obscure command

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I'd like to delete a non-empty page, if you please

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May 16, 2018

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Freshly upgraded to FrameMaker 2017, my trusty fudging-fix tool of "Special/ Delete Page" seems to have been, itself, deleted.

Plenty of articles about deleting master pages or blank pages -- Can anyone tell me how to delete a non-empty body page?

[The specific circumstances:

I've copied a group to dozens of pages, consisting of a table nested within a text frame nested within an anchored frame.

So, some weird botch has it all messed up on one particular page.

Yet, when I delete all the items, then insert them again (whether by pasting or entering manually), it pushes the group one page down, so that the following page is always empty, then the dozens of pages picks up again.

I just need to delete the wretched botched page, so I can proceed.]

Correct answer by Matt S - Tech Comm Tools | Adobe Community Professional

Use the Format > Document > Delete Pages command.

You can also use the Command Search feature (the magnifying glass icon) to look up an obscure command

-Matt

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Good morning, Timolin!

Freshly upgraded to FrameMaker 2017, my trusty fudging-fix tool of "Special/ Delete Page" seems to have been, itself, deleted.

The Special menu was renamed Insert, and you'll find the delete page command in there. 2017 reorganized a number of commands—my tip is when you can't find something, look in the Insert menu.

Yet, when I delete all the items, then insert them again (whether by pasting or entering manually), it pushes the group one page down, so that the following page is always empty, then the dozens of pages picks up again.

It sounds like there is either a page break command assigned to the ¶ with the anchor, or to the table via Table > Designer, or perhaps you have Keep with Next settings on the rows? Something is telling FrameMaker to start the table on the page after the blank page. Does setting the table to Float in the Table Designer help?

~Barb

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It's amazing how "New and Improved" sometimes means "We're moving everything around so you can't find them"!

Thank you, Barb, now I know what formatting features to examine to prevent recurrence, too.  :0)

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Erm, now that I get to executing this, I am not sure where the delete page function is, within this Insert Menu.

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Use the Format > Document > Delete Pages command.

You can also use the Command Search feature (the magnifying glass icon) to look up an obscure command

-Matt

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Are you saying that the pagination is off after you insert your nested elements?

It sounds like Fm is having trouble paginating the content. This can happen if the anchored frame is taller than the body page text frame. If so, shortening your frame, or simplifying the content should resolve the issue.

-Matt

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Much obliged, Matt!

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Glad to help...I must confess I've searched for that command more than once myself!

-Matt

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Oh no! I'm so sorry for the erroneous answer. I was rushing because I had to get back into class.

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Glad you got it straightened out in the meantime. And did you also figure out what was causing the pagination issue?

~Barb

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Truth to tell, I scrapped that problematic format scheme for another entirely (time pressure for the project). However I'll be going back to it to determine the problem because I'd like to use it in the future.  Thnx!

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