I am redesigning a book which was done very badly in InDesign. I have no text document to work from, and because the text was dropped in lots of individual (i.e. not linked) boxes, I need to do a lot of copying and pasting to try to bring it back to one long manuscript type document that I can re-format more easily.
My new document is set up with 2 columns, and something strange happens when I copy and paste the text from the old document. The first chunk of text will copy fine, but when I want to paste another chunk of text from another box, the text seems to import in the middle of the first chunk of text I copied, no matter where I've put my cursor to start with.
At first I thought it was just random and that I was losing text, but now I see that it actually is to do with the columns, I'm not losing any text, but it's making the first chunk of text run in the 2 opposite columns and the second chunk of text goes in 2 columns too, but underneath. Not sure if I'm making sense, but the end result is that it looks like I've got 2 2-columned text boxes one above the other, so that it splits the 2 different chunks of text I've copied.
I'm sure there is a very simple option somewhere to tick or untick, but I just can't figure out what it is.
Does anybody know what it is I must do to get my text to flow as if it was just one piece of text?
Thanks for your help!
This will save me HOURS of work, thanks very much!