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We're the recipies part of threaded text frames? That would certainly explain why their location in Story Editor has not changed. Take a look at the break frames script in the scripts panel. For most documents, you would want to maintain flowing text, but not for a recipie book.
That's just what I was about to suggest! I had the same problem, and tried
the 'break frames' script, but there's a caveat, and I think maybe the
writer of the script had a booboo. The frames are broken all right, when
you use the script, but the thread simply switches places instead of
disappearing, so the page above or below is threaded , instead of the
original page, and it goes along like that until you have to use the 'break
frames' several times to make sure no pages depend on others.I remember one
of the mod helpers saying that Break Frames wasn't always the answer, and I
guess this is why. If anyone has a solution to this, I'd love to hear
Rather than the Break Frame script, you might really want to use the SplitStory script, which will break all the frames out of the threads.
That's the winner! SplitStory worked perfectly. Thanks for all the responses--this one was making me crazy.
That script is not foolproof. If you have a paragraph that crosses a frame boundary, it will get split and ID will now consider it to be two paragraphs. Besides the possibility of adding a first-line indent to the top line inthe frame, it will also destroy a numbered list, and add a new bullet to a bulleted list.
Hmm. Well, all those things don't sound too great, Peter, as I've got
plenty of numbered and bulletted lists in multiple frames, but it's worth a
try. Is this script in the same Automation list as breakframes? (If it
is, you don't have to answer, I'll find it there.)
Yes, it's in the sample scripts.
back in 2005 Dave Saunders wrote a script for CS that breaks a story into two parts at any selected frame (you can do this manually, too, but it takes longer). This might be more useful than breaking abart at every frame in many instances. I just tested it and it seems to work in CS5.5 (and presumably earlier versions as well) if you put it into a subfolder in the scripts folder that you've named "Version 3.0 Scripts" (without the quotation marks). You'll find it at http://jsid.blogspot.com/2005/08/script-of-day-divide-story-into-two_31.html
To use it, you need to copy the script from the web page and save in a PLAIN TEXT editor (not Word) as plain text with a .jsx extension, then out it in the appropriate location. For more on that, see How to install scripts in InDesign | InDesignSecrets
Peter!!!! I love you!!!! I just tried Split Story and it worked
perfectly...checked all my pages afterwards and the script caused no
problems. I FINALLY got the answer to my question 'why isn't there a
script that will just get rid of all the threads at once?'
This alone has made it worth applying for all the InDesign discussions to
come to my Inbox.
A million thanks!