3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 6, 2017 8:19 AM by PeterKC

    Autoflow text not working


      I have a long MS Word document that I am placing into InDesign document with multiple fields on each page. When I place the file with the insertion point in the 1st field, it does not autoflow, so there is overset text and I have to add another spread, override the master page items, and try to place the overset text there — instead, it creates a new frame on top of the existing frames.


      This worked fine in InDesign 6, does the new improved CC version really require me to create 80 pages one at a time?

        • 1. Re: Autoflow text not working
          PeterKC Level 1

          Problem temporarily solved, but confusing:  10 minutes after posting the above, I changed a paragraph style definition and InDesign then decided to autoflow the text correctly.  The change may have involved deciding the frame where a particular item starts, but either way, it could outflow.  Why would InDesign then start autoflowing the text as a result?

          • 2. Re: Autoflow text not working
            Eric Dumas Adobe Community Professional

            One of the options when defining a paragraph style is to set where does the paragraph starts, also you might get different results depending on how you selected the first frame when placing the long document.

            Do not hesitate to add to this post with more details if this happens again.

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            • 3. Re: Autoflow text not working
              PeterKC Level 1

              I think this is somehow connected, although I don't know why it would be. 


              But I don't see why changing a paragraph style from starting in a new frame to 'anywhere' — after the text was placed — should  have any effect on autoflow — it might jump to a new frame, but they're all threaded anyway.  I'll see what happens when I place the next document.