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Publisher 1.8 (Windows): 'Local' edits of master-page items on document pages

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I'm long familiar with the master-page concept. Publisher's own ways of doing things, I don't know much about yet.

I created a master page with two columns per page and added a text frame for each column. On the document pages, I see these text frames' sizes and positions are locked, which makes sense. The master pages also contain small text frames containing "Page #" (with "#" being a field).

I want to remove the page-number information from one of the document pages. When the text frame is selected the status bar indicates that the item is locked and to edit it, I should unlock it. But if I right-click the object it has no Unlock command in its context menu.

•  What unlock command might the status bar hint be referring to?

This appears to be the way to do it...
Go to the document page in question.
In the Layers palette, right-click the Master page associated with that document page.
Select Edit Detached.
Make the change to the page in question.
Then press the orange Finish bar that appears near the top of the screen.

•  Is that the right way to do it? Or are there other approaches that are considered better?
 


Affinity Publisher and Photo 1.8.3 (Windows). Lenovo laptop with decidedly sub-optimal monitor. At least it works.
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Thanks. As for locked items:

Once objects are locked via Control+L and then de-selected, most of the time they cannot be re-selected by clicking them or drawing a "marquee" around them. But I have found that sometimes they can be re-selected in either of those two ways — but there doesn't seem to be any pattern to when they can, or can't. Of course they can be unlocked in the Layers panel. But when they can't be clicked-on to select them, you can't find them quickly in the Layers panel by pressing Control+K. Makes finding them to unlock them more time-consuming.

What are the “rules” for these locked objects — sometimes “making themselves available” for re-selection, and sometimes not?


Affinity Publisher and Photo 1.8.3 (Windows). Lenovo laptop with decidedly sub-optimal monitor. At least it works.
“The wonderful thing about standards is that you can have as many of ’em as you want.”
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23 minutes ago, MikeA said:

Thanks. As for locked items:

Once objects are locked via Control+L and then de-selected, most of the time they cannot be re-selected by clicking them or drawing a "marquee" around them. But I have found that sometimes they can be re-selected in either of those two ways — but there doesn't seem to be any pattern to when they can, or can't. Of course they can be unlocked in the Layers panel. But when they can't be clicked-on to select them, you can't find them quickly in the Layers panel by pressing Control+K. Makes finding them to unlock them more time-consuming.

What are the “rules” for these locked objects — sometimes “making themselves available” for re-selection, and sometimes not?

This has been already reported.

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>> already reported

Ah, so it isn't just a feature I don't understand. Thanks.


Affinity Publisher and Photo 1.8.3 (Windows). Lenovo laptop with decidedly sub-optimal monitor. At least it works.
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