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Is there a shortcut ? They put the little red box RIGHT NEXT to another little square.
I think that was the live corners tool? I can't remember, I turned it off ASAP because it interfered with me getting at the overset text indicator. Yup, it was View -> Extras -> Hide Live Corners. Especially frustrating when you're dealing with many small text frames.
Sometimes - especially when someone has not used layers in a document and I'm dealing with a single layer with a stack of twenty overlapping objects - I find it easier to draw a new text frame, then click on its in-port and connect it to the out-port with the red symbol/overset text indicator. Because it's true, it's sometimes awfully difficult to get to the outport to load up your place gun with the overset text.
even better, when you go backwards like that you don't have to click onthe red plus sign, you can just click inside the frame that has it.
I tried View -> Extras -> Hide Live Corners but unfortunately it didn't help me select that little red box.
Show/Hide Live Corners turns off the little yellow box at the upper right that allows you to interactively change the corners of frames.
When I have the little red box that says I have text and I grab it, there is no text after. I have created several more text boxes on following pages, thinking I possibly had a page or paragraph break, but can't find any text when I do that either... It's driving me crazy - does anyone have any suggestions?
Open the story in Story Editor and find out why it's overset. The problem will be in the first few words ov overset text, most likely.
Something is keeping ID from breaking the line and it's too long to fit the frame width.
First go to the TYPE menu, SHOW HIDDEN CHARACTERS. then click the text box in question, go to the EDIT menu, EDIT IN STORY EDITOR.
The end of story indicator # should be right after the last character in your text.
Story editor makes it very easy to see extra returns, hidden text, etc. Its also easy to edit text without the distraction of formatting.
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So, I ran into this continuously... the red plus sign in the red square seems to ALWAYS be on the expand box handle.
My workaround / solution:
If I already have more than one threaded box, delete all of them except the first one.
Then, make empty text boxes where you want the thread to happen.
They will be invisible to see but you should be able to remember the general area they are at.
Select the box with the text, control+click the rest of the areas then: Type -> Threaded Text -> Make
Hope this helps.
Quickly hit Ctrl+H and Ctrl+Shift+B (cmd+H and Cmd+Shift+H on mac) to turn off Bounding Boxes and Edges, then you can click the little "+" with ease!
Zoom into it a couple of times, and it'll be easier to select:
1) Double-click into text by the red Plus bubble.
2) Press Cmd/Ctrl+4 to zoom into 400% view percentage. You should see a much bigger red plus bubble now.
3) Click into the bubble to easily pick up the text thread. Press Cmd/Ctrl+0 to zoom out into the Fit in Window view, move to where you want to place the text, then click the place gun to place it.
Repeat as necessary.
This should make life much easier for you.