ok, thanks for the help! Have a nice day
Are you familiar with the Next Page Marker that will put the page number of the page that holds the next frame in the thread in a frame that touches any threaded frame? I don't know if that would be any use to you.
yeah I've thought about that, I'll try to play with that and the variables. If I manage to find out something interesting I'll post it!
This isn't as elegant as something within the text frame. And requires some manual adjustment. But it could create the effect you want.
You will have two masters. On pages that need the continue character, the first master will have that character in its own frame under the area where the text flows. This can be empty margins or a master text frame.
The second master will be based on the first. It is identical except the continue character frame will be missing.
As you create your document, any page that ends the story will have the continue character master applied.
The only thing that could gum up the works is if your story text frames end all over the place.
Damn! As I write this I realize that I could have used this technique on the 100+ pages in the book I'm just finishing. It would have meant a slight layout change, but could have made my life MUCH easier.
I often use 2 keyboard shortcut associated to Text/Grep find-replace as:
Search the following --- Ctrl-1
Replace and search the following --- Ctrl-2
So, here, adding an anchored text block with the arrow and a partially-6-pages viewing zoom, it can be done in several minutes with a simple regex, after copying the anchor:
Replace by: ~C$0
Search the format: current text para style
[allowing the op to see underlined text on two pages]
Of course, manually, but so quickly!
How do you use GREP to specify a paragraph at the end of a text frame that continues and one that doesn't?
And how do you insert the character if the paragraph splits across the frames?
That's why I do it "manually" but I use 2 KB shortcuts!
As I am a game with joystick champion [Nintendo], I am able to treat 100 pages 1/2 minutes!
The deal: Just see when a paragraph is between 2 pages!!
Here, finally, if I've counted the time spent writing, I would have already treated 500 pages!!!
As I've already said, my experience lets me know that it's often more important to "find" something, even if we find more than we need!
The problem is when the editor adds some text and the whole thing moves. And then you don't know what pages have moved and what hasn't. And you have to go back and proof.
Yes, It can be a little problem but it's easy to detect paras that have moved with these anchors!
Another way, more subtil, is (if this feature is not in the doc) to use special footnotes and a condition (condition we can use in the first way!)!
Like this, you visualize easily the target paras!
… but only if the para begins at the bottom of a page and continue at the top of the following page!
If OK with this, it can be done!
To do it, we simply need 2 so simple regex! Then, so easy to play!
Let's take a sample!
You can see that a para finishes at the bottom of the left page (no need a red arrow).
On the right page, the para at the bottom continue on the following page. So, we need a red arrow!
Now, I add – nothing else! – 4 lines on the left page (in green). I let you see!
On the left page, we have now a red arrow! … and, on the right page, the arrow is still here but it has been "generated" by the para above (see screenshot 1)!
I delete – nothing else! – the first para under "Title" (in blue)! No comment!
If we need, just 2 clicks [2 regex]!
I have a very simple method, no regex, no scripting: a text frame containing 3 triangles ▸▸▸ followed by a next page marker, with text wrap on the frame. I have made a snippet when I need it, so it falls at the right place at the bottom right of the text column. I have the same at the top left of the column with 3 triangles pointing to the opposite and a previous page marker before the 3 triangles.
Can you show us screenshots?
… No news!
This is interesting. I don't know what you mean by regex. (Regular expressions? GREP?) I'd like to know what they are and how you apply them.
But the customary thing is to have some sort of "continued on" indicator to be whenever a story continues on another page. Usually this is when magazine/newspaper articles continue way further in the publication. That's where x-refs come in.s
But what you're showing a solution for is something that wouldn't really happen. It might be important to indicate that a story continues on the next page. Recto to verso is vital for this as people don't always know they should turn the page.
It's not so common to have verso to recto since the spine is not a big deal to jump over. But in my newest book I need people to instantly see that the step on the verso page isn't the last step in the exercise. So I need "Continued on the next page" on all those pages where the story continues. And almost every time it would not be if a paragraph breaks. It's just the story continuing.
That's why I suggested my master page solution.
I can't completely answer now but what you have to keep in mind is that ID is so powerful that, even some ways are not really possible, there're often tips and turn-arounds to go to a result!
Here, the question is simple: if a para "continues" from a page to another, the op needs an arrow.
If we want to exclude this arrow when the para continues from a left page to a right page, the tip is still relevant.
In your case, you needed a "Continued on the next page" on all those pages where the story continues, but only on right pages. totally possible with this tip!
Never think we can't do it! … Yes we can! … But think different!
… Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it!
Tip posted in the week-end!