Did master page overrides change?

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Hi gang,

It used to work this way:

Make a frame on the master page. Go to the local page and place a graphic into that same frame (creating an override). Later, decide you want the graphic to sit in a different place, so ... go to the master and move the placeholder original frame. That should trickle down and move the graphic on the local page ... right?

 

It used to...

 

What am I missing?

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Did master page overrides change?

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Hi gang,

It used to work this way:

Make a frame on the master page. Go to the local page and place a graphic into that same frame (creating an override). Later, decide you want the graphic to sit in a different place, so ... go to the master and move the placeholder original frame. That should trickle down and move the graphic on the local page ... right?

 

It used to...

 

What am I missing?

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Hi Mike,

 

Just did the same thing as you and all works fine (the graphic frame moves.

InDesign 16 and Mac OS 10.15

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It works the same for me as for jmlevy. Also InDesign 16.0.1 and macOS 10.15.7.

 

Time to restore preferences?

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Hmmm. <head scratch> Maybe it's time.

I was demonstrating this to a group of students, and I was in v16 and they were in v15. None of us could get it to happen. Hence, my question today!

Mike Witherell

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Hey Mike:

 

As long as you don't do anything on the body page besides place the graphics into the placeholder frames, the yes, moving the placeholder frames on the master should move the body page frames. If a student were to nudge a frame on the body page, or slightly resize it, that would break it, but otherwise, you described what should be happening. 

 

Tested on InDesign v16.0; Mac 11.0.1.

 

~Barb 

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Yes, Barb, we agree. I wonder if a tiny mouse jitter was moving the frame some unnoticed amount and just happened to occur on more than one of us? I will try it on another machine to see.

Mike Witherell

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Hi Mike, you could test whether it is a mousemove by selecting a page in the Pages panel and choosing Override All Master Page Items from the flyout menu rather than Command-Shift clicking

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