Try the following.
- Set up your document using Facing Pages and a Primary Text Frame.
- Go to the Master A Spread and draw a Graphic Frame over the entire righthand page.
- Add a Text Wrap to your Graphic Frame.
Place you text and you'll only have text on your lefthand pages.
Not very elegant, but it works.
Personally, I'm not a fan of Primary Text Frames, and this works just fine in the normal way (holding down the Shift key when placing the text) if you use an ordinary text frame on the masterpage instead of a primary text frame.
So, set up your facing pages and don't check the primary text frame box. Go to your master and add a text frame to the verso, and a graphic frame to the recto if you want it, and proceed.
The two suggestions will work, but they are kludges and will confuse anyone going into your files.
Go back to the first layout you created and hold the SHIFT key when you place the text. The text will flow onto only the verso pages.
There seems to be a glitch that the primary text frame isn't working as you (and I would) expect. But this does work.
Holding shift on a verso primary frame did not work for me...
If I translate correctly "Kludge" in French:
"Dans l'argot d'informaticien, un kludge est une solution jugée maladroite, grossière, rudimentaire, et irrespectueuse des règles de l'art, typiquement créée dans le but de résoudre rapidement et temporairement un problème ardu. Telle solution est également qualifiée de hack, de bidouille, de bricolage ou de verrue."
You have to be pretty really sure of you to make that kind of comment! ... Undoubtedly a Sith Lord!
My proposal allows the user to easily manipulate the layout in a second time, playing with the master pages! …
In all the years I've known her, I've never heard her called "Miss Cohen." She's always Sandee!
Steve (or Mr Werner if your prefer!),
It could be a beginning!
noun, Computer Slang.1. a software or hardware configuration that, while inelegant, inefficient, clumsy, or patched together, succeeds in solving a specific problem or performing a particular task.Origin of kludge1960-65; expressive coinage
Examples from the Web for kludgeContemporary Examples
kludge did not arise by accident, and it will take something more than mere disapproval to reduce and replace it.
The sous vide required a vacuum sealer (you can kludge it with plastic bags and a straw, but I am not that dedicated).The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide - The Daily Beast
Word Origin and History for kludge
1962, noun and verb, U.S. slang, fanciful coinage by U.S. author Jackson W. Granholm (b.1921). Related: Kludgy.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for kludge
- A term of endearment for a favorite computer, esp a somewhat defective one
- A computer program that has been revised and tinkered with so much that it will never work
- A ludicrous assortment of incompatible and unworkable components: You see this mechanical kluge (contraption), stop, think, and decide to do something
[1962+ Computer; apparently fr German klug, ''clever,'' with an ironic reverse twist]
kludge in Technology
/kluhj/ (From the old Scots "kludgie" meaning an outside toilet) A Scottish engineering term for anything added in an ad hoc (and possibly unhygenic!) manner. At some point during the Second World War, Scottish engineers met Americans and the meaning, spelling and pronunciation of kludge became confused with that of "kluge".
The spelling "kludge" was apparently popularised by the "Datamation" cited below which defined it as "An ill-assorted collection of poorly matching parts, forming a distressing whole."
The result of this tangled history is a mess; in 1993, many (perhaps even most) hackers pronounce the word /klooj/ but spell it "kludge" (compare the pronunciation drift of mung). Some observers consider this appropriate in view of its meaning.
["How to Design a Kludge", Jackson Granholme, Datamation, February 1962, pp. 30-31].
Would you mean that some people here are kludges!? …
[Sorry, I'm french and I still don't understand the exact scope of some words especially when they are slang ones!]
… And so, Miss Sandee really likes Jeff's proposal and mine! … My apologies, I did not understand!
peut-être, mais probablement pas
Vous avez raison, comme d'habitude.
"They are exceptional answers."
I was away all yesterday so I couldn't respond.
First, I apologize for using a slang word which could be mis-interpreted by non-native English speakers.
Next, I use kludge as all of the following:
- It's a workaround that pushes the software to solve a problem.
- It's a bit cumbersome compared to what the program should do natively.
- It's actually quite ingenious.
- But there should be a native-to-the-program way of doing that job.
- And sometimes there is.
I did not mean to insult anyone.
The process may be a "kludge" but the people who come up with them are usually quite inventive.
Holding shift on a verso primary frame did not work for me either. Not only did the text flow onto both recto and verso pages, it didn't flow into the primary text frame—instead, new text boxes were created on top of the primary text boxes.
Both Jeff and Obi-wan's suggestions worked, and I prefer Jeff's because I need the graphic frames anyways.
Happy to help Brianna!