5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 14, 2017 3:06 PM by jane-e

    Text frames overlapping in the flow

    Dopeless Level 1

      Hi,

       

      I create text frame and insert some text. Then I shift-click the red "plus" to make textflow over next pages. But Indesign always creates a strange text frame on the page, where I click the plus. Next pages are ok (s. screenshot). What is causing this problem?

       

      Thanks

       

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        • 1. Re: Text frames overlapping in the flow
          BarbBinder Adobe Community Professional

          Hmm... that will  happen if you double click the red plus.

           

          You want to

          • single click the red plus (aka overset icon),
          • navigate to the top of the next page or column, then
          • hold the Shift key and click once to autoflow the remainder of the text.
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          • 2. Re: Text frames overlapping in the flow
            Dopeless Level 1

            It seems to work... I just didn't want to create next page manually. I think it worked ok with shift-click in previous versions. Thanks.

            • 3. Re: Text frames overlapping in the flow
              Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Hi,

              it's still working with SHIFT-CLICK in CC 2017.
              But first you have to load the placegun with text.
              And you need at least one empty page.

               

              But you need not to add a page manually.

              Here is why:

               

              1. Click the red plus sign that constitutes the out-port of the text frame one time to load overflowing text to the cursor.

              Note 1: In my little experiment there is no page after the active one.

              Note 2: You could also click the in-port of the text frame in this situation.

              PlaceText-Automatically-1.png

               

              2. The placegun is loaded now:

              PlaceText-Automatically-2.png

               

              3. Remove the text frame with the backspace key,

              the placegun will be loaded with the text of the removed text frame as well.

              And the page is empty.

              PlaceText-Automatically-3.png

               

              4. Hold the SHIFT key and click:

              Best stay in the margin's area when you click.

              PlaceText-Automatically-4.png

               

              5. The text will be threaded automatically, pages will be added:

              PlaceText-Automatically-5.png

               

              Regards,
              Uwe

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              • 4. Re: Text frames overlapping in the flow
                BarbBinder Adobe Community Professional

                Ha! Clever, Uwe. I always just add the one page and then auto-flow the rest, but I like your technique too!

                 

                I think it worked ok with shift-click in previous versions.

                Text flow techniques haven't changed in years, Dopeless. You can use either my traditional technique or Uwe's clever twist on any version of InDesign.

                • 5. Re: Text frames overlapping in the flow
                  jane-e Adobe Community Professional

                  I do it the same way as Uwe, with one exception: my Mac keyboard doesn't have a Backspace key, so I hit Delete.

                   

                  I call it the lazy and / or efficient method in class!