/ Id-Extras Forum / Section Stuff weirdness – running it moves the text frame
May 31, 2021 at 1:01 am #6195
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.
May 31, 2021 at 7:56 am #6418
- This topic was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by Ariel.
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!
ArielOctober 11, 2021 at 7:08 pm #6419
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?October 11, 2021 at 9:48 pm #6420
Sure. Send the file to admin (at) id-extras.comOctober 22, 2021 at 8:56 am #6421
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.
ArielNovember 11, 2021 at 12:29 pm #6422
Just a heads-up that the latest version of Sections Stuff (1.7. provides a workaround to avoid this InDesign bug. Available as a free upgrade here: https://www.id-extras.com/shopping-cart/my-account/
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