There's a sample script called SplitStory.jsx that will split all the frames in a story into separate stories, and one called BreakFrame.jsx that will pull a single frame out of a thread.
The Script Peter mentions is great. If you use it only for particular frames you can also copy the text frame (this is also what the Script is doing behind the scene).
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Can you describe how to use that script step by step? I can access the script OK and by clicking on the first text box, the link symbol disappears and I am left with a cursor that shows a little window of text from the first box. What do I do with that? If I click on either box with it, the text in the second box disappears. This script does not work simply or intuitively. I need more illustrative help with this. ??
You would use the script on a story that's threaded through multiple text frames. So here I have Show Text Threads turned on showing 4 threaded text frames:
With the first frame selected I double-click SplitStory and the frames are no longer threaded:
I can now edit one of the frames without the text reflowing:
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to show this. In fact, my document was something like your example i.e. ten pages all full of text, all linked. I wanted to break the link between pages three and four, but leave 1-3 linked with the original text remaining in them and 4-10 linked with the original text remaining in them. I accessed the script, not sure exactly which port and/or box I clicked on, but eventually the link disappeared and left the remainder as described, which is what I wanted. I'm happy to know it can be done; but it seems to me a clumsy thing to have to access an outside script to perform a function. Adobe's designers should work on making a simple make or break command. I used to get along a lot better when I was still using Pagemaker than I ever have since I've had to change over to InDesign. Too many esoteric functions, many of them awkward and non-intuitive (pagination, styles!) no printed instruction book—the program is very difficult for me to use. I'm a writer and I need the program but I'm not a computer whiz. Enough of grousing for today. It's now 2018 and gotta start the year off in better mood. Thanks again.
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Adobe's designers should work on making a simple make or break command
You can post a feature request here:
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I think it has been 10 years since Adobe printed a manual—it's just not practical. The online user guide is quite good:
breaking threaded text frames—leaving text as is—should be a genuine feature with InDesign.
However, it is not. Instead one has to use scripts that can best be described as "inadequate".
( E.g. try to undo the action of SplitStory.jsx )
You could make a feature request and post the link here so that people can vote.
Or try this code I made a time ago...
It'll split the story from the selected textFrame to the end. Keeping all
the text in its place.
your script is working fine. Thank you for sharing.
As an additional feature I would wrap the code with a doScript() so that one can make the script's action undo in one go.
Good! Thanks for that. I'll put the app.doScript and replace the file on server.
[EDIT] Done. It's on my server with UNDO option.
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Break threading but leave text in place
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