Before you can use the SendToMaster plug-in you also have to install our free APID ToolAssistant plug-in.
Change History for SendToMaster
This product is not supported any more, and won’t be updated or bug-fixed. It is still available for download on an ‘as-is’ basis.
The SendToMaster plug-in moves items on a page to the master page.
Before you start installing, exit out of InDesign.
Please make sure you have a copy of the APID ToolAssistant plug-in installed. Make sure you install the proper plug-in for your version of InDesign since the plug-ins are mutually incompatible. The Windows CS5.x plug-ins also come with an additional folder with a parenthesised name which needs to be copied along.
If you already have an APID ToolAssistant plug-in installed (e.g. because you use one of our other plug-ins), make sure it is up-to-date.
You will be installing two separate, but related software products: SendToMaster and APID ToolAssistant. SendToMaster will continue to work when the APID ToolAssistant demo expires.
i.e You do NOT need to purchase a license for APID ToolAssistant.
Copy the SendToMaster.spln into the same folder as the APID ToolAssistant plug-in (typically that will be the InDesign Plug-Ins folder). Don’t worry about the icon of the .spln file: it might not be a ‘regular’ icon, and that’s OK.
Open a document of your choice. Then select one or more page items and choose on the menu bar:
API > SendToMaster > Send To Master Page
Alternatively you can also choose in the contextual menu:
API > Send To Master Page
If the master page is based on other masters, you will be given the option of which master to send the page items to.
Important: The SendToMaster menu doesn’t appear in the API menu if there is no document currently open.
SendToMaster won’t move page items that are locked, that are on the pasteboard, that are part of a story or belong to different pages.