Book Page & Header Difficulties

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Mar 23, 2022 Mar 23, 2022

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I have run into problems when attempting to assemble chapters into a book.

 

1. The automated numbering does work properly. In some cases, the last page number of the previous chapter is the first chapter of the next. In other cases, the new chapter stats with a number two lower than the last page of the previous chapter. I can find nothing obviously wrong to explain this.

 

2. I created a new chapter (8) by cannibalizing an older, discarded version of chapter (1). I changed the headers to Chapter 8 by manually overriding the master on each page and typing in the new header. The problrm is that the book insists renaming the headers as Chapter 1 and assigning it the old page numbers, 1-30 instead the new, correct number. In short, Chapter 8 is treated as if it were still a Chapter 1. Again, I have no idea what is going on.

 

I've found no answers on the internet, so I would appreciate and help on these issues.
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Mar 23, 2022 Mar 23, 2022

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The page numbering issue sounds like what would happen if you had manually added section starts that were forcing the page numbers to start at a certain count. These are indicted in the pages pallet by small gray triangles over the top center of the affected page(s).  

Your header issues sounds like a running header is being applied. 

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Mar 23, 2022 Mar 23, 2022

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Hi @Francis22422790ddg4:

 

Did you set the Book Page Numbering Options in the Book panel menu? And did you choose Update Numbering > Update Page and Section Numbers from the same menu?

 

~Barb

 

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Mar 26, 2022 Mar 26, 2022

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I've checked all the settings and they are all correct and set to automatic. Further stange things have happened since I attempted to sync the book.

 

Before syncing, all pages were A-master except for B-masters, empty pages pages neede to complete the spread at the end. The have emply text boxes show but no header but a page number in the lower right. This is normal, right. My problem was they number correctly and one chapter had the wrong header and only paged from 1 upward. Now things are much worse. 

 

After syncing the pages every thing has gone haywire. Pages that were A-master now say B-master even though they look exactly the same, except, the first page still says A-master and looks the same. The empty pages needed to create a complete spread at the end of the chapter that were B-master but now say A-master. 

 

Further, in the pages box makes no sense. If I click on A-master, it shows a page with empy text boxes but no header or footer. Most surprising, there is no B-master shown, despite almost all the pages being labeled B-master and the B-master.  As a result, I cannot even look at the B-master . It just doesn't exist anymore although the pages are still formatted and numbered as when they were A-master and the still paginate as they did before with exactly the same numering errors.

 

I am beyond confused.  What in the world is going on?

 

 

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Mar 26, 2022 Mar 26, 2022

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Is it possible to load up your documents? (You can delete the text and graphics from the chapters if necessary.)

 

If the job is critical, you may want to look for some consulting/training. Look for a long-document specialist. 

You can start here:

https://learning.adobe.com/partner-finder.html?products=InDesign&partnerType=Certified%20Instructor&...

(I filtered it to the USA, but you can change it to your country as needed.)

 

David Creamer
Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Professional, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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