No problems here. (1) Choose black arrow (Selection) tool and click out port of first frame.
(2) Cursor indicates ready to connect to another frame. Out port of first frame show text continuing. (Screen capture software makes the cursor looked duplicated; didn't look that way on screen.)
(3) You can hold down the Command/Ctrl key to select the second frame. With your cursor, click the In Port (upper left corner) of second frame. Here's the result:
You're not "dragging to the other box". You're clicking the little square (black arrow is over it above).
turn on "Show Text Threads" option and select the text frames.
Is the first text frame already threaded to another one?
(Maybe on a different page or on the pasteboard)
Make sure there is a paragraph sign at the end of the text of the text frame you want to add to the story.
Select the text of the text frame you want to thread (in my screenshot the red colored one).
Cut the text (the text frame should be empty).
Thread the text frames (that's possible now, because the text frame is empty).
Select an insertion point (depending on formatting you may have to add an extra return).
Insert the text you have cut with paste.
does something Steve or I suggested work?
How did it turn out for you?
I got it work, but not like I thought it would. I expected it to combine the two text boxes into one and it does not It still keeps them as two separate text boxes, but it works.
Combining two different text frames into one…
Could you post a screenshot of the solution you want to achieve?
A before/after comparison. Where frame edges and invisible characters are visible.
I had a frame on the current page with text that was linked to the next frame, but not the frame prior. I ended up adding text to a prior frame and ended up needing to link it to the current page. When I did that link from the prior page to the current page it expanded over the top of the existing frame. I feel it should not due this. I think pulled the linked frame from the previous page all the way up so the could pull the from from the current page down and then line them up so text would flow over the boundary properly. I don't understand why the frames on that page don't join to become one large single frame. I gave up and kept the two frame butted together as shown below.