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Editing text from Master Page?


Question

In InDesgin, if I create an object (a tinted rectangle, for example) with a blank text frame inside it on a master page, will I be able to enter text on my document pages?

I can't seem to figure out how to do this.

I'd rather not have to copy/paste these rectangles onto every page of this document since they are positioned identically on each page.

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1/29/2015 7:40:00 PM

You can Command/Ctrl+Shift+click on an object on a page to individually override the Master page object.

Using the above shortcut, you can click the text frame on the page to allow it to be edited on the page. Note, doing so no longer links that text frame to the Master Page. Future changes to the Master Page will not result in updates to objects which have been individually overridden on pages.

Master page items are generally for things which will not be edited on every page. This is sort of why InDesign gives you the option of Master Page Text Frame when you create new Master Pages.

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1/29/2015 7:56:00 PM