You will have to cut and paste the text, I think.
I tried. BUT: on page (example:) X-X are some 5 pictures. If I cut the text, the pictures will stay, the empty text-areas (Bereiche) will be filled up with the text following up to page XX... OK, I can put the pictures to the new position by hand. But: is this the only possibility? Thereafter I've to reorganize all the rest of the pages (text-areas) between the pages which have been cut away and the pages following up from the new position of page X-X...
Moving pages doesn't change the order of the text frames. If you "show
threads" you'll see what a mess of blue lines you've got after you move
pages with threaded text frames.
So you have to cut and paste the text. Then I guess you should simply
cut the pictures, and do a "paste in place" on the new spread where they
You could also break the link before and after the pages you want to
move, and then relink.
Example: You have 20 pages, and you want to move pp. 10-15 to the end of
the document, and all the pages have threaded text frames comprising a
So, break the link between the frames on p. 9 and p. 10. Break the link
between the frames on p. 15 and p. 16. Move pages 10-15. Relink page 9
with the new page 10, and new page 15 with the new page 16.
OK, Ariel. I tried this, too. But, may be because I'm an old man, I made a mistake: If I break the link between page 9 and 10 all text suddenly disappear. If I try to re-install the links (click on "text out" down right) I've again ALL the text at my fingertipps.... But I will try again...
This has nothing to do with age! It's expected behavior.
Breaking the link between text frames is unnecessarily complicated, for
the reason you've noticed. And Adobe hasn't provided a simple way to
accomplish this, though there is at least one free script available
somewhere out there.
But a script isn't necessary.
Break the link as you did. All the text will disappear.
Now, position your text cursor after the last visible character in the
previous text frame. Press CtrlShiftEnd to select all the invisible
text. Press Ctrl-X to cut. Place your cursor in the empty text frame,
and paste the text you've just cut.
That's it -- the link is now broken, and everything should be in place.
Repeat for the last frame (as in my previous post) and continue
according to the instructions above.
yesterday I tried it step by step on my PC at the university with Indesign CS6. Because there has been a little bit trouble with my fonts, it did not work and Indesign collapsed... In the evening I started a new session on my PC at home with Indesin CS3. I've been successful - everything is OK, no problem! Thank you very much for your support!
With all the best wishes
[Ariel] wrote:…though there is at least one free script available somewhere out there.
I'm pretty sure this is a script that comes standard with InDesign. If you have 5 threaded frames and you select the third frame and run this script, the third frame will be in it's own story, and the story that starts in frame 1 will jump from frame 2 to frame 4 and continue to frame 5. You might also consider anchoring your images in the text if they will be associated with text that may flow to a different part of the document.
I think the script that comes with InDesign does as you describe (or
maybe even it separates all frames in a story?), but what it doesn't do
is the (IMO more useful) function of just cutting the thread between 2
frames. Not isolating a frame by cutting both sides of the thread --
just one side.
At any rate, that is what the OP needed.