View the file in the Story Editor. (Click in the text and choose Edit > Edit in Story Editor.) You'll probably see the missing text. You probably have a break character or something else at the place where the text disappears.
I did that.
You are NOT giving specifics on HOW TO FIX this problem, only on how to VIEW the overset text.
When I PLACED the text, I held down the SHIFT KEY.
this was suppose to bring all the text in.
It DID BRING in ALL of the Text.
After I exported the ebook and viewed it in ADE,
I wanted to modify some paragraph styles.
This is when the OVERSET ERROR SHOWED UP.
Is this a bug in INDESIGN CC. I cannot imagine so since Cc has been around since at least last summer.
This is a big deal issue. I see many posts but no real step by step brief responses.
Please provide these instructions.
Layout > pages> add pages >. After (285-my overset text orange number)
Does NOT work.
Again, please provide the Exact instructions.
The best way to diagnose overset text causes is to analyze the first part of the overset text, and you need to view it in story editor in order to be able to see and select it. Turning on visibility for non-printing characters will help, too.
Common problems are the incorrect application of No Break (some new users confuse this with turning off hyphenation), hyphenation disallowed and a text string too long to fit the line (this can happen if you've used non-breaking spaces), a combination of no-break and non-breaking spaces, and paragraph insets that don't allow room for text.
I always have 'hidden characters' visible.
You say, 'you need to view it in the story editor in order to SELECT IT.
How do I select it ?
And after I select it what do I do.
I tried to click and hold down shift to select but we are talking about 40 pages and that is really hard to do....taking forever.
I have footnotes.
They're showing up in the story editor on the same line as the footnote#
I see that some of them seem too long for the text frame horizontally.
In the story editor try selecting just the first three or four words of overset text. Whatever is causeing it to go overset is right there, not 40 pages away. ID put as much text onthe pages as it can, and it stops when the next text string won't fit thewidth of the frame for some reason, so that's why you want to examine the beginning of the overset.
When you export to ePub from InDesign the overset text will always be included in the ePub.