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Parent page A element appearing on Parent B page

New Here ,
Oct 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2021

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Apologies if this is a silly question, I'm a reasonably new user.

 

I have set up two parent pages (A and B). A has a coloured box across the top – separate coloured box on left-facing and right-facing pages. B does not have any coloured boxes.

 

I am creating a 4-page document, applying Parent A to pages 1 and 2, and Parent B to pages 3 and 4.

 

When I do this, pages 1, 2 and 4 appear as I would expect, but page 3 has the coloured box from Parent A appearing unexpectedly. Everything else on page 3 is as expected with Parent B.

 

If I add a 5th page with Parent B applied, this displays correctly (without the coloured box).

 

What have I done wrong? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Community Expert , Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

OK, make sure that the frame from Parent B is not extending even slightly into Parent A (and vice versa). You may actually have to move then slightly off the page edge (old bug, as I recall).

 

If that's not a workable solution you can, of course, always override the unwanted Parent element onto the document page and delete it.

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Oct 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2021

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Drag the right page icon from Master A on top of page three and it should work. Right now page three is showing that the B Master has been applied to it.

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Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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Hi Bill. Thanks for your reply. I think I was unclear though. What I'm trying to do is:

  • Page 1 = A
  • Page 2 = A
  • Page 3 = B
  • Page 4 = B

 

What I'm seeing is:

  • Page 1 = A
  • Page 2 = A
  • Page 3 = B with coloured box from A
  • Page 4 = B
  • (Page 5 = B)

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Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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Did you make a single colored box extending across both pages on parent A?

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No, unfortunately not - it's a separate box on both A pages.

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OK, make sure that the frame from Parent B is not extending even slightly into Parent A (and vice versa). You may actually have to move then slightly off the page edge (old bug, as I recall).

 

If that's not a workable solution you can, of course, always override the unwanted Parent element onto the document page and delete it.

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Thanks, Peter. I've made the box smaller (to take it away from the page edges) and then larger again and that seems to have done the trick. Thanks for your help.

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Explorer ,
Apr 29, 2024 Apr 29, 2024

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Ungroup the objects on the parent spread.

 

Indesign will display "Parent A" graphics on other parent pages if: 1, GROUPED 2, extend to the other page of the spread. Looks like Indesign can't break up grouped objects, so it just displays everything. 

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Apr 29, 2024 Apr 29, 2024

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Also will prioritise displaying"Parent A" graphics on other parent pages if they extend. So "Parent A" object will be displayed over "Parent B" if it extends. Looks like InDesign won't cut objects either.

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