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Moving pages and masterpages

Update:11-30Source: network consolidation
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hello,
can somebody help please? I have two documents that have same master pages. when i copy (drag and drop) two pages from one file into the other i get a master page copy over the page that i have copied. what is going on???
many thanks!

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A lot depends on the type of project. In ID my rule of thumb is if I need to modify an master page object in order to use it, it probably should not be on the master page. Remember, you don't need a pre-existing frame to place text or images in ID the way you do in Quark. Just use File > Place..., choose the content you want to place, and click, or click and drag, the loaded cursor where you want it. Click and drag will draw a frame to that shape. In the case of an image, since CS3 the frame will be proportional to the image and the image will be scaled to fit.
What happens when you click and release depends on what is loaded into the cursor (which is called the Place Gun, but almost nobody uses the term). For images, click and release places the image at 100% with the top left corner where you click. For text, if you click inside the margins of the page ID will draw a frame from the y-coordinate where you click down to the bottom margin guide, and as wide as the current column guides surround the spot where you click. If you click outside the margins, ID will draw the frame where you click, but will make it the full height and width of a column between the margin guides.
If you have more text to place than will fit into the first frame, holding Shift when you click will add frames and pages as required to place the entire story, and any added frames will fill columns from top to bottom. What this means is that if you set your margins and column guides the size you ant your text blocks, you don't need master text frames at all except for text that won't get edited, like header and footer, or for special cases like two-language documents where you want parallel text flows side by side, or magazine-type layouts that use stock layouts with pre-positioned graphic frames and text that doesn't fill columns (but maybe not even then since text wrap can be used to control how the text flows around the graphics, though you might want to include frames for captions).
If you post some screen shots of the layout, we can offer more concrete suggestions.
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