I have watched the video in the link above and it DOES NOT work. Spanning a heading across columns simply does not work in my CS5.5 or my older CS5. There must be some serious detail missing in the explanation in the video. I have tried again and again, NADA, does not work.
This only works with single multi column text frames, not across multiple single column text frames.
If that’s the cause of your problem we’ll need more details.
What do you mean it doesn't work? Can you show or tell us how you are attempting it?
and thanks for a fast response, but there is something I do not understand:
What's the difference betweensingle multi column text frames and multiple single column text frames???
I mean, I have been teaching English as a first foreign language for 36 years in Norway, lived in the US and UK for about 2 years ++ and regard myself pretty good at your language, but the difference between those two phrases beats me, I am afraid. So I guess I am stuck. I teach Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop to 16-17 year-olds here, and it would come in very handy to know as much as possible about the
I would really appreciate to be enlightened if you have the time, please.
thanks for a quick response. Someoen else responded, too. Excellent!
I tried to do what the instruction video showed, but I cannot make it work. Sorry, but cannot explain more than what that video showed.
I simply imported some text and tried exactly what the video told me to, but alas - it did not work.
The other response I got was about single multi columns and multiple single columns, but what on earth is the difference in meaning between those to phrases?
Having been a teacher of the English language for 36 years does not seem to help me to understand the difference there.
First off…all of the responses here are being posted on the web based user to user forum so there’s no need to respond to everything unless there’s a specific interaction.
When you have more than one column on a page you have two option.
1. Draw several frames. One for each column.
2. Draw one frame, and using the Text Frame Options dialog create multiple columns within that frame.
It is the second option that will allow you to span columns.
Single multi column text frames = One text frame that has been configured to have more than one column in it.
Multiple single column text frames = More than one individual text frame on a page.
Take care, Mike
For me it worked, but not very well. My text has a footnote in the text I want to split, so the footnote text now is in the splitted text, not at the bottom of page.
I tried to get the same result using a table, but it is not possible to insert footnotes in a table.
Finally, I created a frame (anchored as inline graphic) for the text on the left column; however, in this case the wrapping does not work well (the first line of the right text is still over the frame, even if I set an offset. So I hat also to change the left indent for the text which comes on the right...
It is sad tha InDesign does not support this kind of things, which are very often necessary in scientific books.
hahahahah I absolutely had the same reaction regarding the multi column text frame