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    I’ve attached a picture of what happens after running SectionStuff. It correctly puts a new section on this page. But it nudges the text frame on every page.

    In the attached image, the purple box is the text frame, which is set on the master page. As you can see, the text has shifted.

    • This topic was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by Ariel.
    #6418 Reply
    Ariel
    Keymaster

    Hi Yudel,
    The question, as always, in cases like these is: Does the same thing happen to your file if you perform the procedure (of adding and removing the sections) manually?
    If it does, then the issue is not with Section Stuff but with InDesign: Either a bug, or the way InDesign is set up with regard Adjust Layout (and/or the older Layout Adjustment).
    If not, then it may be a Section Stuff issue, although ALL Section Stuff does is programmatically add and remove sections, so TBH it’s unlikely that this is the case. But not impossible!
    Ariel

    #6419 Reply

    Hmm. Happening again (with a different file). Maybe I’m making some basic mistake in setting up text frames? Can I upload/email you the current file where it’s happening?

    #6420 Reply
    Ariel
    Keymaster

    Sure. Send the file to admin (at) id-extras.com

    #6421 Reply
    Ariel
    Keymaster

    Hi Yudel,

    Thanks for the file – received just now.
    It seems like a weird InDesign bug.
    A workaround: In your document, change the first section (on page 1) to “automatic page numbering” rather than “Start Page Numbering at: 1”.
    If you do that, nothing weird happens when you run Sections Stuff.
    I’ll see if I can program this workaround into the script itself, but for now, that’s the quickest solution, I think.

    Ariel

    #6422 Reply
    Ariel
    Keymaster

    Just a heads-up that the latest version of Sections Stuff (1.7.8) provides a workaround to avoid this InDesign bug. Available as a free upgrade here: https://www.id-extras.com/shopping-cart/my-account/

    Ariel

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