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New Contest! The Mystery of the Fickle Folio

Hey folks, it’s time for another InDesign mystery that you can solve for a chance to win an awesome prize!

Here’s the scenario: 

You’re managing a project where you send out article layout templates to freelance designers. The designers are responsible for designing the layout of their articles and flowing the text. You send them a template, and receive their finished InDesign files and assemble those in a Book file for output.

template file

finished file from designer

During proofing, you discover that the page numbers are in the wrong font for one of the articles.

incorrect page number formatting

They’re still formatted with the same style that you set up before you sent the file to the designer.

The style definition is the same and there are no overrides.

And the designer says he never edited the page number style.

Everything else is OK.

Why are the page numbers in this chapter in the wrong font?

This month’s prize is 3 months access to videos of any 2 days of CreativePro Week 2017.

The winner will be chosen at random from all the correct answers I receive before July 20, 2017

Enter now by emailing your solution to mike at

Note: Comments are closed on this post so no one gives away the answer. Good luck!

Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin

Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and Author of courses on InDesign and Illustrator. Husband. Dad. Dog walker.
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