How to Apply Master Pages to Even Pages All at Once

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    • #68155

      Let’s say I have 100 page master document that I want to be able to print as either single side pages, or if need be print as double sided pages with a different master applied to the odd vs. even pages. Is there a way to quickly apply a master page to just the even pages rather than typing all the pages out 2,4,6,8,10…100 or rather than ctrl+shifting all the even/odd pages and then applying the master?

      I look under the “Apply master” dialog box and the only option i find is “all pages” surprised they don’t have an apply to “even pages” or “odd pages” option.


    • #68170
      Dwayne Harris

      I don’t think there is a way to do it.

      Personally though, I’ve never had to change just all even or just odd ones.

      I suppose if there was a big demand for it, Adobe would have included it.

      Maybe send them a feature request for the next version.

    • #91177

      I haven’t found anything in InDesign that will let you do that. But copying and pasting multiples of 2 from this website can make things a whole lot easier.

    • #1252684

      Lydia is right, but if your list is longer than presented on her link you’ll need to make your own list of odd numbers, which is easy to do in Excel (=”cell above”+2, drag and repeat as needed).

      Once I had a list of odd numbers I cut and pasted the table into TextEdit and converted to plain text (which stripped out the table). Then I ran a “find and replace” to change each line return into a comma (,).

      The result was a comma separated list of odd numbers which I was able to cut and paste into the “Apply Master to Pages” function.

    • #1252705
      David Blatner

      Great solutions, Print Barron and Lydia!

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