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Re-order Master Spreads does not work

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Thanks for the latest beta and some great new features.

I tried to reorder master spreads and I can see blue indicators where they are supposed to drop. But the master spreads stay in place.

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When reordering master pages, the default names of the masters are also swapped around so it can look like nothing moved.

Either rename your master pages before moving them or add different stuff to each master then test again and check the pages Layer panel to see if they moved.

It's also very easy to drag one master on top another, further confusing things

 


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30 minutes ago, carl123 said:

When reordering master pages, the default names of the masters are also swapped around so it can look like nothing moved.

Either rename your master pages before moving them or add different stuff to each master then test again and check the pages Layer panel to see if they moved.

It's also very easy to drag one master on top another, further confusing things

 

Thanks @carl123,

this is an explanation. With added content and renamed masters I can see that reordering works. Swapping default names looks funny to me, though. Is there a reason behind this?

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2 hours ago, dominik said:

Is there a reason behind this?

Probably just a bug, I can't see any reason to do it that way


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It's not a bug, they are default names based on the order of the Master Pages. Master A/B/C is basically just a numbering system

If you have given them specific names it then becomes a property of the page and is retained as you've seen.


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27 minutes ago, Jon P said:

It's not a bug, they are default names based on the order of the Master Pages. Master A/B/C is basically just a numbering system

If you have given them specific names it then becomes a property of the page and is retained as you've seen.

Thanks for explaining. I never thought of it as a numbering system. Learned something new :)

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37 minutes ago, Jon P said:

It's not a bug, they are default names based on the order of the Master Pages. Master A/B/C is basically just a numbering system

Hmmm, bug or not I think we can expect some major confusion/frustration once users discover this "feature"


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1 hour ago, carl123 said:

Hmmm, bug or not I think we can expect some major confusion/frustration once users discover this "feature" 

I agree. I suggest greying out the default names until they are changed by the user. Or put them in brackets (like in the layer panel).
If it is a kind of numbering, as @Jon P says, then perhaps it would be better to use numbers.


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On 10/31/2019 at 11:20 AM, Jon P said:

It's not a bug, they are default names based on the order of the Master Pages. Master A/B/C is basically just a numbering system

If you have given them specific names it then becomes a property of the page and is retained as you've seen.

I don't think it is a good idea. If you swap two master pages together with their names, pages associated to these master pages will change their contents, which would not be OK.


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On 10/31/2019 at 12:12 PM, Michail said:

Or put them in brackets (like in the layer panel).

This is a great idea indeed! :)

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