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Please, can anyone explain to me how smart master pages work? I watched the Publisher's video tutorial about it https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/publisher/desktop/video/390003719/ but I can't understand what is he doing so the pictures "know" what picture frame to populate on different master pages.

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It's controlled by the layer names in the Layers panel, Petar.

Consider Master Page A and Master Page B. If you have two Picture Frames on each, named PF1 and PF2, then when you switch from Master Page A to Master Page B, the picture in frame PF1 on Master A will migrate into PF1 on the newly applied Master B, and the picture in frame PF2 will migrate into B's frame PF2.

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Thanks, Walt. Everything is clear now. :)

All the latest releases of Designer, Photo and Publisher (retail and beta) on MacOS and Windows.
15” Dell Inspiron 7559 i7 Windows 10 x64 Pro Intel Core i7-6700HQ (3.50 GHz, 6M) 16 GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600 MHz (8GBx2) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4 GB GDDR5 500 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD UHD (3840 x 2160) Truelife LED - Backlit Touch Display
32” LG 32UN650-W display 3840 x 2160 UHD, IPS, HDR10 Color Gamut: DCI-P3 95%, Color Calibrated 2 x HDMI, 1 x DisplayPort
13.3” MacBook Pro (2017) Ventura 13.6 Intel Core i7 (3.50 GHz Dual Core) 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 1536 MB 500 GB SSD Retina Display (3360 x 2100)

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