# Problem Masterpages

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Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021

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While I'm teaching Indesign to a class most of them seem to have the same problem:

In Masterpage (A) they make a rectangle in the top margin: 1 for the left page, and a seperate one for the right page. The rectangle doesn't touch the Spine.

They color the rectangle, no stroke.

So far so good...

They make a Master-B: based on A

On B they change the color of the rectangle (Ctrl-Shift)

They apply master B on several pages and...

Now the Magic happens....

Some A-masters lose the rectangle

Some get the color of Master B

On some pages they cannot apply Master -B

etc

I did this lesson for several years and it always worked out fine. What happened????

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Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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I just did this on three machines and it worked perfectly on all three of them... Can you record the screen so we can see whats happening ? (I am not questioning what is happening but wanting to see it incase there is something missing from the steps above.)

Happy to test and help further.

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Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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Can't reproduce it. Could only guess from here, and the best guess would be operator error.

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Feb 11, 2021 Feb 11, 2021

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Thank you, guys.

I still don't know why this happens, but it still fails on several machines and with several students (not all of them).

I found a workaround, though!

1. If i Cut the rectangle from Master A,
2. activate Page 2 (which is based on A)
3. Activate Master A again and
4. Paste the reactangle in Place on A

Than it works for page 2, the rectangle is there, hurray!!!

Strange... but true....

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Feb 11, 2021 Feb 11, 2021

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Would love to see a screen recording of this in action and it failing. Very strange. I can't replicate this problem on any machine.

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Feb 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021

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