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Ok. For a truly automated approach, purchase and install FrameScript. Then
write a simple script to automatically insert a blank master page when
needed. You could then run the script to automatically fix every chapter in
the book. The script required to do this would be quite simple.
Loop for each file in the book object
Initialize an object variable with the last page object in the file
Determine whether the page contains any text
If it does not
Set LastPageObject.PageBackground = BgdNone; (where
LastPageObject is a page object variable)
The BgdNone property sets the master page background property to none.