Avraham Makeler wrote: > Can you copy an entire master page from one document into another?
You can import _all_ master pages using File > Import > Formats and selecting only Page Layouts. But you can't delete the default Left and Right (for 2-sided docs) master pages, so if you're trying to retrieve only a custom master page, that won't work. Here's something that should work: 1) On the master page you want to copy, click outside all frames (so there's no insertion point) and then press Ctrl+A to select all on the page. 2) Press Ctrl+C to copy it all to the clipboard. 3) Go to the destination doc and select Special > Add Master Page. In the dialog, enter the name, select Empty, and click Add. The new master page appears. It's empty. 4) Press Ctrl+V to paste everything you copied onto the empty master page. In the dialog, the Text Frame Type and Columns settings should be correct, so just click Add. 5) Select View > Body Pages, go to a page you want to apply the new master page to, and select Format > Page Layout > Master Page Usage. Select the new custom master page and click Apply. 6) Verify that everything looks OK and the background frames (header, footer) are really uneditable background. Here's another approach (in rough outline form), assuming you need to preserve the default master pages in the destination doc: In a copy of the destination doc, delete all master pages other than the defaults. In a copy of the source doc for the custom page you want, delete any custom pages you _don't_ want. Then import page layouts from the destination doc copy to the source doc copy. You've now replaced the default master pages in the source doc copy with the ones from the destination doc (the ones you want), but without affecting the custom master page. So now you can import page layouts from the source doc copy to your destination doc(s). You'll be replacing the default master pages with copies of themselves and adding the custom master page you want. HTH! Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------