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Master Page Items Override & Total Page Numbers

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Welcome to the Affinity Forums, Dan.

(1) It's not clear what you mean by "override" but the basic answer, I think, is: you don't. Master pages are (at this point in Publisher's evolution) for static data that should appear on every page to which the master is applied. If there's something on a master page that you don't want on a particular document page, you should not apply that master to that document page. Note that you can have multiple Master pages, and you can apply multiple masters to any document page, which may help you organize things.

(2) View > Studio > Fields then expand the Document Statistics section and then, with the text cursor where you want the number to appear, double click on the field label "Total Pages".


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1809, 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta       / Affinity Designer 1.6..5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta    / Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.293 Beta

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Thank you very much Walt! - I see this is not a feature

I ask because with both Indesign and Quark which is what most people will be coming from to publisher you can simply click 'override master page items' on any page you create to unlock everything and edit as you need to - say for example on the last page only you wanted to remove just one or two elements from your master set this would be a fast and easy way to do it. It would be a good feature to include - it could be listed under the 'apply master' & 'clear master' when you right click on the page thumbnails (left side palette).

 

Thank you very much for solution to the total page number - this is excellent but in terms of location not logical to find, having this next to Text > Insert> 'Page number' would have been expected. Thank you for all your help!

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I just had this same question. I wanted a "template" title on each page that I could customize on each page. In InDesign that can be part of the Master. 

Thanks for confirming the functionality. I guess I'll just copy/paste!

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1 hour ago, DanBrizol said:

you can simply click 'override master page items' on any page you create to unlock everything and edit as you need to - say for example on the last page only you wanted to remove just one or two elements from your master set this would be a fast and easy way to do it

There are games you can play today in Publisher to accomplish that, but in my opinion they're risky and complex and not worth it. I believe that Serif will make additional changes to Publisher in this area before it's released.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1809, 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta       / Affinity Designer 1.6..5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta    / Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.293 Beta

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16 minutes ago, Barbasol said:

I just had this same question. I wanted a "template" title on each page that I could customize on each page. In InDesign that can be part of the Master. 

Thanks for confirming the functionality. I guess I'll just copy/paste!

You could put Guides on a Master, and in a document page draw a text frame within those Guides. You could then setup the frame properties as you wish and save it as an asset. Then on any document page where you want a similar frame you could drag it from the Assets panel and position it to the Guides.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1809, 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta       / Affinity Designer 1.6..5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta    / Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.293 Beta

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