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samar02
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breaking up a story into several ones

Apr 6, 2013 2:19 PM

Tags: #frame #text #story

Working on a book, let's say I have ten ID files with one story each, and each of these ten stories is many (100+) pages long, each page containing one text frame. Those editing tasks which cause new line break are very frustrating, because one change here can cause the mouse to appear for more than one minute, forcing you to just wait and sit there. Not the kind of thing you easily tolerate a few days before the deadline.

 

Now my idea is this: in each file, break this long story into several stories, each perhaps some twenty pages long. This way, editing should become more easily done because ID does not need time to calculate text flow changes.

 

My simple question is: how break up a story into several ones?

 

When double-clicking on the out port of the text frame that I want to define as the last one (before breaking the story), all I get is a loaded cursor I don't know what to do with ...

 

Any help greatly appreciated.

 
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  • Rob Day
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    Apr 7, 2013 6:47 AM   in reply to samar02

    one change here can cause the mouse to appear for more than one minute, forcing you to just wait and sit there.

    Have you tried setting the display performance to Fast Display. Doesn't seem like that should be happening with regular text—is the text linked?

     
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    Apr 7, 2013 8:42 AM   in reply to samar02

    To break a story into two between text frames X and Y: Select all the

    text from the beginning of frame Y onwards and cut it (Ctrl-X).

     

    Then click on the outport of frame X and then click anywhere inside

    frame X. This will break the link between frame X and frame Y.

     

    Now place your text cursor inside frame Y, and paste (Ctrl-V).

     

    It's a fiddly process.

     

    Ariel

     
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    Apr 7, 2013 8:45 AM   in reply to samar02

    Are you using any Span/Split Columns formatting? That can have a big effect on performance.

     
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