Is there a specific order of threadding?
E.g. Left to right, top row to bottom row?
Are all text frames on one spread?
If yes, you could use a tool (a script) by Rorohiko:
thanks for you quick response
there are 7 on a spread - its a weekly calendar
and yeah its top to bottom on each page
so will this help?
oh another issue:
there are other text frames on the page
so I cannot have them all get threaded
only the ones I will specify…by selecting the ones I want
is this possible??
Put them on one layer, so you can filter it out via selection by layer and locking other content.
There's a very simple way to do a calendar
Create a Table
Press enter into one of the cells
Set the leading to 0 (so it sits on the top)
Add automatic numbering
Delete the content from the cells so it starts on right day
Right click on first day of month - and choose "Restart Numbering"
Now it's always easy to change the dates.
well yes, that would be if Im starting from scratch, but as I mentioned I am just updating a done calendar
thanks I will try that
Seems to me moving frames to a new layer is as much, or more, work as just threading them manually.
yes was thinking the same, any other ideas Peter?
In any case I'm having trouble getting the script to work on my mac
I'm alluding to you doing it the correct way so the next person doing the update won't be so down hearted and facing a 365 text frames to update.
I think you'd be done by now.
well guess what
Thats what I'm doing, cuz I may be the one doing next years update
the major issue that there are around 5 sets per day… different lesson plans and various items per day that move every year
so big boring job ahead
maybe I should open a new post, but new question:
any way to enlarge the entire 50 spread document? and keep all elements in proportion??
can you elaborate?
do I need to use the script to do it?
thanks so much
Can you elaborate on what you want to achieve?
You want to scale up the pages but keep everything in place.
InDesign allows you to place another InDesign file into it.
Set up a new document with the dimensions you want for your document.
The script will place all pages of a pdf or Indesign file into InDesign and position them.
I want everything to get larger at the same proportion
text images and page size should all enlarge at the same rate
Use the script and set the scaling factor
I tried this, but once its done I cannot make any changes to the doc, it comes in as jpeg or that sort..
is there a way to still be able to make changes?
You can make changes in the original and update the link. There is no really easy way to scale a layout directly.
Right click and choose Edit Original
Make your edits. Save and go back to your new document.
It will update automatically.
If you make changes to the "old" document outside of the "new document" check the links panel and choose to update the link.
wow thanks all!
now back to my first question
I managed to get the script working
question on that:
it will only connect the text frames on a single page - will not go over to the next page - even in the same spread
any way to get them all connected???
I've never used it, but I was under the impression that it would do the entire document, so maybe look again at the settings.
Worst case, do each page, then manually thread the pages.