Right click the text and choose edit in story editor. You’ll see the overset text and you can do whatever you please with it.
Just deleting your new page won't escape you from irrelevant text, if it's the same story..
Bob's method is handy when you want to check out what you are sending to nowhere...
If you're completely sure what you're doing, you can place text cursor at the last point you want to keep, press Ctrl+Shift+End ("select all from insertion point to the end of story") and then hit Del or Backspace, doesn't matter. It's much faster to do then to tell.
A bit OT: and yes, Ctrl+Shift+Home does the opposite trick...
Oh, I accidentally mispelled the word "Shift" - f was lost , and, yes, forum software filters are good
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I think you left the f out of shift. The forum nanny software doesn’t like when you do that. J
Sorry. I just can't make it work. Does it work on CS4?
It MUST work... These commands are absolutely standard for all versions. Maybe you just do somewhat wrong?
OK. Help me see the mistake: First, I place the text cursor at the end of the text I want to keep. While that cursor is blinking, I press Control, Shift and end keys and hold them all down at the same time. While holding them down, I press the delete or return key. Nothing happens. I don't have a backspace key. I'm running under Mac OS X Snow Leopard. By any chance, are you giving me a Windows instruction? I failed to mention Mac in this thread, but I should have.
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Ah, yes, I'm talking about Win... but it's not critical this time anyway.
While holding them down, I press the delete or return key.
no no, that 3 key combination just selects text (let's say, like Ctrl+A), you don't need to hold them. It's a command to select text "to the end of story", and then you can release them and do with selected text what you like: delete or format somehow...
maybe you need press "option" instead of Ctrl on your mac keyb? Sorry, didn't work with mac for ages... but the command itself must be here, I'm pretty sure.
Ahh! Sucess! Thank you! It turns out to be Cmd-Shift-end on the Mac. It selects the text from the cursor to the end. Then, I press the delete key and the selected text is gone. Again, thank you. I should have menitoned the Mac at the beginning of this thread. Sorry.
You're welcome and - good luck.
Winterm, THANK YOU! I've been plagued by irrelevant text that I thought
I'd deleted, showing up under a little red 'plus' box instead, and I've
unchecked 'Text Reflow' and all that, and nothing worked. I just tried
your trick, and Voila, all gone!
This makes twice in one week that two sticky headaches have been solved by
Adobe experts. Thanks again!
Oh, no thanks at all - that's not so big tricks, really... You can find much more useful tips on subject in your ID:
Help>InDesign Help>Keyboard Shortcuts>Keys for navigating through and selecting text.
Path may slightly vary in different versions, I copied it from ID CS5.5.
I'll definitely check that out, thanks again, Winterm!