Deirdre,

Just because the text is in the position of a footer on a page does  
not mean it therefore has to be on a master page.

Cheers
Alan

On 2/07/2008, at 9:55 AM, Deirdre Reagan wrote:

> Thanks all for these responses.
>
> The solution for my specific issue is to have multiple master pages.
>
> Because of the type of document I'm writing the date has to be in the
> footer (so master page) and any page with a change bar has to have a
> revision date (so, new master page).
>
> Deirdre
>
>
>
> On 7/1/08, Alan Litchfield <alan at alphabyte.co.nz> wrote:
>> This is what I would be inclined to do, what Martin suggested. It  
>> strikes me
>> as pointless having more master pages than the final document page  
>> count,
>> when instead you can simply type the date the page was edited.
>>
>> From your post I think you want any edits on the page to be  
>> reflected in the
>> date on which it was edited, not just edits to specific paragraph  
>> styles. Is
>> it true that you want to have this function automated too?
>>
>> What I would do that is different to what has been suggested is to  
>> manually
>> add the date to the affected page and then cross reference that in  
>> the
>> revision table cell. Of course then you would the problem that new  
>> content
>> will extend the page count and the edit dates may refer to changes  
>> that were
>> made to content that have subsequently moved on and no longer on  
>> that page.
>> Which then raises another question, what constitutes a change to  
>> content?
>>
>> Cheers
>> Alan
>>
>>
>> On 2/07/2008, at 5:37 AM, martin.smith at golehtek.com wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> An alternative would be to create a dedicated, named flow on the
>>> master page with auto-connect turned off. This would result in a  
>>> text
>>> field on each page that you could use to enter the issue or revision
>>> date.
>>>
>>> However, some potential issues come to mind. Whether you use a  
>>> master
>>> page or a text flow to track the dates, it is unlikely that the text
>>> will stay in sync with the master page. As you add new text to the
>>> document, the text will flow through as many pages as necessary to
>>> format the document.
>>>
>>> An alternative might be to auto-number your highest level headings  
>>> and
>>> include a table in the front matter that tracks revisions to the  
>>> major
>>> sections in the document.
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>>
>>> Martin
>>>
>>> Quoting Deirdre Reagan <deirdre.reagan at gmail.com>:
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi All!
>>>>
>>>> FM 8.0, XP.
>>>>
>>>> I don't even know how to ask this question.
>>>>
>>>> Let's say you have a 50 page document, and each page has the date  
>>>> of
>>>> original issue on it. The date of original issue is a cross- 
>>>> reference
>>>> (I know, I know) on the master page.
>>>>
>>>> If you want to make changes to a document and you want the revision
>>>> date to appear only on the pages that have been revised, do you  
>>>> create
>>>> a new master page based on the old master page and change the  
>>>> original
>>>> cross-reference to a cross-reference to the revision date?
>>>>
>>>> I think that is what to do.
>>>>
>>>> If so, if we have a document that ends up in 12 revisions, then we
>>>> will have 13 sets of master pages (1 original and 12 revisions)?
>>>>
>>>> Is that correct? All those master pages are ok?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Deirdre
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