One trick is to set up your 'default' left and right pages to be 'intentionally 
blank' and then they always apply with no headers or footers.

Of course, that means you need to set up a "pages with h/f" set of masters. 
You'll also need to carefully play with the reference pages to apply them, but 
this may be a functional combination for you.


Bernard Aschwanden
Director of Technology and Publishing Architecture
Bright Path Solutions

bernard at 

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Subject: Any way of applying a custom master page to final even page in 
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Occasionally a chapter file ends on a right page (odd-numbered). Because 
the pagination is set to even number of pages, the default Left master is 
applied to the final left page (even-numbered) of the chapter.  We would 
like to apply a special master page devoid of running heads and feet, 
except for the page number.

Is there any inbuilt capabilty in FrameMaker for automatically applying or 
removing this final custom page depending on whether the page count is odd 
or even?  I looked at the MasterPageMap table approach but this only 
triggers on a paragraph format.  By definition, the flow symbol will be on 
the immediately preceding right page, so there would be NO paragraph on 
the last even page to trigger on.

Is there some way to do this automagically?  Or do I have to write a 
FrameScript event routine to check all component files in a book and 
apply/remove the last custom page on Update Book or whatever.  I suppose 
writers COULD ensure that a special para appeared on the last even page 
but then that's one more manual job to do before generating a PDF which 
they don't need.


Hedley Finger
Training Content Developer and Tools Specialist
MYOB Australia Pty Ltd <>
P.O. box 371   Blackburn VIC 3130   Australia
12 Wesley Court   Tally Ho Business Park   East Burwood VIC 3151 Australia
Tel. +61 3 9222 9992 x 7421,   Mob. (cell) +61 412 461 558

C MYOB Technology Pty Ltd 2006

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