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Hi @Andy Pearson Is this happening with any document, even if you start a new blank one?

Can you provide a copy of one of the files so I can take a look at the setup as using Add Page should insert one based on the Document setup.

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4 minutes ago, Lee D said:

as using Add Page should insert one based on the Document setup

Unless you specify a Master Page during the operation, in which case it will use the size of the Master Page, which might be different from the Document size.

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Hmm, Master A, Master B, and the document itself are all set to 5x8.

It appears that you created this as a facing pages document and converted it to single sided. The first dozen pages alternate Master A and B and this is what you'd get if you turned off facing pages. After the first dozen it's inconsistent, probably because you added or inserted a page so you have two Master B's in a row.

There is no difference between your Master A and B and in fact they are blank so I suggest selecting all your pages and applying Master A (use replace existing). Then delete Master B. You don't have to do this but it will make things simpler.

But I can't see how pages being added aren't 5x8 - what size are you seeing when you add a page?


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3 hours ago, Andy Pearson said:

Can someone help me understand why my page sizes are different? I clicked on "add a page" and sometimes it adds one size and other times another size.

It is a known issue since the first version of APub that we may neither change nor directly check the document page dimensions once the document was created. In your .afpub it appears it was initially set as 5.5. x 8.5 inch whereas its master pages were changed to 5 x 8 inch.

This means for your document that you would need to adjust every new page in its spread properties – unless you apply new document pages as a master page which has its dimensions altered as wanted. Another (honestly less useful) option would be to re-apply the master pages and choose "Yes" in the dialog window.


Unfortunately also another workaround does not work: Theoretically the option "Add Pages From File…" could allow us to place the existing page contents in a new document with the wanted page dimensions – but the pages get imported with their dimensions and without an option how to handle differing pages sizes.

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