I don't think so. How would the application know what you want to do, it can only follow a set of instructions.
What are you really trying to do? Can you post an example?
There may be another way.
well I would like it to resize after every paragraph
Im setting it to resize in width only
so every time it gets a paragraph end it should do the job
not only in the last frame
what am I missing?
Show us a screenshot and, maybe, we'll give a way to do this!
no i don't want defined width
I want the width of the block to adjust automatically depending on how many numbers are in the example
so example #6 jumped to #15,
instead of adjusting the text frame width, it jumped to the end and over there it adjusted the width
? Sorry! I don't understand what you mean!
Can you show us what you have and what you finally want to have!
every example has different amount of numbers in it
so if one example is only a 2 digit number I want the frame to fit to that (- see numbers 1-8 below)
reason is: I need a paragraph rule to stretch underneath that
now see number 15 below
that should really be by number 9
however Indesign is forcing it to move to #15
and only then will it allow the frame to adjust in the width to accommodate the 4 digit number
Yeh that's not going to work.
I'd reconsider your method here, use 1 text frame and use Tabs to tab out the position of the numbers
Use tables, but the cells don't auto size in width so maybe not practical.
I tried tables but exactly! got stuck with cell auto size width
another issue with tables is the paragraph rule -
all the examples in the same column will have to have the same paragraph rule under it
I want the paragraph rule to be the width of eat specific example
ANY OTHER WAY for me to do this?
If I understand well:
You want the box 15 (1338-9) instead of box 9 (actually empty). So, boxes 10 to 15 disappear.
Each box is numbered with 1), 2), 3), …
You want auto width sizes.
Your text is:
I also need variables in all the examples, in #9-#14 as well
right now Indesign will not allow me to put 1338 into # 9
it forces it to the last box
and then gives me a red error saying there is hidden text...
how will I get my paragraph rule only under the numbers?
now its under the whole frame
Use an underline instead of a paragraph rule...
COOL! I never realized you can adjust an underline
thought only para rules are adjustable...
I need some more direction how to set this up...
how do I get a number before each example?
where do I put tabs?
Underlines really aren't adjustable, but they don't have to be applied to an entire paragraph, or even an entire line (and a little thought would probably give a way to use a nested style to turn them on and off where needed).
It has just occurred to me, though, that the original plan might be easier -- put each equation in an adjustable width frame -- but instead of threading those frames make them anchored objects in a larger text frame. Unless I'm missing something (which is very possible), to do this with tabs would require setting a whole row of equations as line1equation1 tab line1equation2 tab....return line2equation1 tab line2equation2 tab.... return.
hey you're on to something!!
what are you you doing with grep at click 3?
and what object style makes the frame fit to content??
When you apply the [JS] "SplitStory.jsx", the script "unchains" the text boxes but, in the manipulation, it lets the hard return at the end of each text box, except the last box (because there's no hard return there).
The regex "deletes" all these returns. That why the auto-width can work now.
This auto-width is an option of "X" object style. I first desactive it (when I paste the opérations paragraphs) and reactive it at this step.
Finally, you can select the 9 operations blocks, group them and paste in the current story!! A simple very quick way to play the game … and the result is … perfect!
this is AWESOME!!!
thanks you thank you!!