Should be the easiest thing - I have a directory listing. I need it to import into snaking columns, and to wrap around placed objects - photos, other article, etc. When I import the data, I wind up with literally 200 individual text blocks/stories. Not one, long text block/story. If I need to manually correct one line - say add or delete something - it's not practical to then manually adjust all the other ones. In PageMaker this was so easy (dating myself) - but here it's seems to be impossible. I found a couple of scripts, but they seem to be written for older versions of ID and don't work (error 198 invalid object.)
Any suggestions? I volunteered to do this for a small non-profit, so I'm not about to spend hundreds of $$$ on a commercial plugin!
If you have MS Word--or LibreOffice or another word processor able to do a merge, do it there into a single column. Then import that document into ID with the first frame having the columns you want. Then autoflow the pages.