InDesign: master page item can't be removed after overriding it


I seem to have a strange problem. In InDesign, in the master page (right side / odd numbered pages) I have a simple graphic, but when I delete it using ctrl+shift+click Delete, another one is automatically generated. If I do the same on the left side, it's all fine.

For now I have just turned the colour to page colour (white). Anyone know if there is a solution to this or is it just a glitch? All my other files are fine.

1/19/2017 12:28:00 AM

When InDesign is behaving erratically, deleting preferences (also referred to as “trashing preferences” or “removing preferences”) often solves the problem.

It’s a good idea to make a backup copy of the preference files called InDesign Defaults and InDesign SavedData. Instead of removing your preferences, you can copy these backup files over the problematic corrupt preference files and not lose any customizations.

  • Do one of the following:

    (Windows) Start InDesign, and then press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.

    (Mac OS) While pressing Shift+Option+Command+Control, start InDesign. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.

11/29/2013 5:38:00 AM