Changing page size without changing text boxes

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Jan 04, 2021 Jan 04, 2021

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Hello

I've been scouring for answers but can't find a fix for what I'm working on so apologies if I've missed an obvious answer somewhere. I'm tearing my hair out.

 

I've got a 200-odd page book and I need to add a bit of extra width and height to the pages yet every which way I try it causes a change in the text box sizes and reflows all the text causing me to have 10 blank pages at the end!

 

I've got the most up-to-date Adobe InDesign CC on the most upd-to-date Mac. I've tried locking all objects in the Master Pages. I've tried clicking "Adjust Layout…" on Document Setup, I've tried not clicking Adjust Layout…

 

It seems each time something slightly different changes the reflow of the text.

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Most Valuable Participant , Jan 04, 2021 Jan 04, 2021
Go to your master page(s), from menu: Layout > Liquid Layout. Note: when panel is launched, the page is selected. You can deselect page and then select master text frames. With master text frames selected, use the Liquid Page Rule to control how text frame will (or will not) adjust to new page size, and in relation to position on page. If you want the text frames to remain the same size, and stay in the center of page, select "Re-center" and then change document to new size.

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Go to your master page(s), from menu: Layout > Liquid Layout. Note: when panel is launched, the page is selected. You can deselect page and then select master text frames.

 

With master text frames selected, use the Liquid Page Rule to control how text frame will (or will not) adjust to new page size, and in relation to position on page.

 

If you want the text frames to remain the same size, and stay in the center of page, select "Re-center" and then change document to new size.

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Thank you for replying.

 

I've just tried that, I think I've followed what you wrote, and it seems to have pushed text into more pages. So I tried again, this time I only adjusted the page width (from 5.25" to 5.375") and eveything seemed OK. Then when I adjusted the height (from 8" to 8.25") the problem happened again.

 

So I'm half way there. I can't figure out what's causing that last problem.

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Ah I have fixed it, seems like some later chapters were suffering from a slight issue with different text box and text aligned to baseline grid. Couldn't find out exactly what caused the issue for the second half but I manually adjusted the offending text box which threw out all the others after it.

 

Thank you again for your help. Issue resolved!

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