Pearl Rosenberg wrote: > I have a 2-column index and it wants to balance the columns > no matter what I do. > > I created the Master page for the index a long time ago and I > don't remember what I did, but when I view the Master page > and select Format/Page Layout/Column, FM tells me I can use > this command only on Body pages. When I view the Body page, > the Column Layout says one column (even though there are > two)and the Balance Columns check box is not checked.
Go to the master page(s) and select the text frame (Ctrl-click it). Then select Graphics > Object Properties (or right-click and select Object Properties). In the Customize Text Frame dialog, make sure the 2-column layout is set up correctly and Balance Columns is unchecked. It sounds like your body pages may have multiple text frames on top of each other or otherwise don't match/use the correct master page(s). You may want to review the manual/help topics on master page usage, reapply master pages, and delete any text frames that shouldn't be there. HTH! Richard ------ Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------