I have been a professional user of InDesign for some time now and I mainly work with large documents and have found many timesaving scripts and workflows, but one thing InDesign just doesn't do is deal with overset text.
Say I have 30 text frames in a document and all of them are overset. I want to print out all the spreads and print out the overset. Is there a way to do this without having to manually link all the overset text frames to another page? This is just so time consuming!
I am working in CS3 so maybe CS4 addresses this issue. If it does please let me know. But with every new release of Indesign, I get excited hoping they have dealt with this oversight.
It would be nice if someone created a script that linked all overset text to a new text frame in a new document and then tagged it with the first four words in the original text frame. It would save so much time. Maybe I just need to buckle down and figure out how to do this.
Thanks for any info
Bob Levine, Feb 19, 2009 12:35 PM
Well the text must stay overset so that when proofs are printed editors can edit the text so that it will fit within the specified template. I need to show the editors the overset text otherwise they can not edit it.The text frames can not be enlarged to make the text fit because that doesn't fit the grid.
While I appreciate the advice, the clients I work with would rather have good ol' hard copy proofs.
I use an InCopy workflow with one of my regular clients and I love it but convincing every client I work with to go out and purchase a $300 program just isn't that practical when I might only do one project a year with them. They want to know why I can't just put the text on another page.