2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 3, 2016 3:44 AM by Peter Spier

    How do I stop autoflow of text boxes?


      I have created a cookbook using auto flow for my text that I placed.


      Then I have gone back and started adding more recipes to the different chapters.


      When I insert a new recipe - it throws off the autoflow


      is there a way to stop the autoflow, or unthread the text boxes, or unlink the text frames?

        • 1. Re: How do I stop autoflow of text boxes?
          Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Did you lookup your preferences?

          Uncheck: "Smart Text Reflow" there.


          What does it mean if you say: "It throws off the autoflow" ?
          Can you show a screenshot what happened? Before and after.

          (Use the camera icon of the user interface of the forum sofware to post a saved screenshot)



          • 2. Re: How do I stop autoflow of text boxes?
            Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

            It sounds to me as if all the chapters are one story and you want to break the chapters into individual stories.


            You do this by putting the text cursor right after the last character in a chapter, then select all the text to the end of the story and cut. Now click the out port of the last frame in the chapter and then click inside the same frame to break the thread. Put the text cursor in the first empty frame of the next chapter and paste. Repeat for each chapter.


            Dave Saunders wrote a script to do the cut/unlink/paste operations that you can download from JavaScripting InDesign: August 2005