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Please make it possible to arrange masterpages + duplicate at end

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I am working with quartets of master-pages belonging to each other (single page, start-page, middle-page and end-page), so I often have to duplicate masterpages to go to the end of the list to start a new quartet. But that seems to be impossible in Publisher now.

1) When selecting and duplicating a master-page it always gets inserted directly after the original masterpage. I would expect the duplicate to go to the end of the list though. That makes more sense to me and works like that in all other software I used before AFAIK.
2) AFAIK there's no way to order the master-pages list on alfabetical order, so renaming the master-pages doesn't influence the order, so there's no workaround in that to re-arrange
3) AFAIK there's currently no way to re-order the master-pages (drag'n'drop, like for example in the layers list, isn't working here to manually re-arrange the list)
4) It's currently not possible to duplicate three pages at the time

This feels pretty primitive and inflexible for a list. Which is understandable for the first version of the product. But, especially when using a lot of masterpages in one file (like some overrides and different types of letter- or book-layouts), we really need to be able to arrange our masterpages to keep things organized, easy to find and/or group masterpages together by at least their names. Now, once added a master-page, it always remains on the same position and we cannot change it later.

How it is now:
I want to be able to duplicate the three different masterpages (one by one) in order to sweak it for a different set of layouts. Currently that's impossible because the duplicate is not pasted at the end, but inserted in between:

 

What I would like to see:
* When duplicating a masterpage I would always (per default) like the copy to be placed at the end of the list
* Being able to drag'n'drop a page to a different location to manually order the list
* Being able to sort the list on alfabetical order would also be a very welcome addition, but first two wishes are highest in my personal priority
* Being able to do a multiple-selection and multiple duplicate would be nice too


 

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Disagree on the first.

Very strongly agree on the second. (I assume we are talking about Master Pages)

Disagree on the third.

Utterly neutral on the fourth.


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Why would you not want to reorder Master pages?

Ugh. sorry misread Old Bruce's response - am tired.

I concur that reordering Master Pages is necessary!


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