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Chain text blocks

New Here ,
Aug 05, 2023 Aug 05, 2023

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Hello everyone,

 

Hope you could help me 🙂 I have just installed the latest version of Adobe indesign and I would like to chain my text between 2 blocks of text. I looked on youtube the way to do it but I don't have the little square on the block of text that allows me to do it. 

Here is a screenshot of my screen and the text block !

 

I'm stuck on this, thanks for your help if you know :))

 

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Aug 05, 2023 Aug 05, 2023

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You need to create the frames with the Text (T) tool. You have created those frames with the Rectangular Frame Tool

 

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Only the Type tool creates text frames that can be threaded together.

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Aug 05, 2023 Aug 05, 2023

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Thank you so much, it works !! thanks a lot!

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Aug 05, 2023 Aug 05, 2023

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There are several problems with your approach.
You are on the parent page. You are working with rectangular frames instead of text frames.

Can you please show a screenshot of the "New Document Dialogue"? Are primary text frames active or not?

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I tried something else and it works now, with another tool ! Text block tool ! I think I did'nt use that tool that's why it didn't work! Thanks a lot!

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Aug 05, 2023 Aug 05, 2023

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Tip for the future:

Right-click on a selected frame that was accidentally created with the wrong tool --> then: "Content" gives you the option to change the type of frame.

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A frame made with the Type tool would look like this (notice the little squares at the upper left and lower right that are larger. The one at the lower right is where you click to thread to the similar frame on the right page.

 

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Thanks a lot, it works now !! Thanks again!

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You have first create a text frame. Once you create your first text frame (which in your screen capture, it seems you've instead created empty frames with the Rectangle frame tool, which makes what you want to do more complex), you will be able to thread text between multiple frames.

 

Try this:

 

  1. Delete the empty frames on your document
  2. Get your Text tool 
  3. Move your Text cursor to the upper-left corner and click-drag a text frame that fills the left side of the page
  4. When you do that, you'll see that little square (the exit point) that you're looking for
  5. Click on it, then move to the upper-left corner and click-drag a text frame across the right-hand page

 

There are many more elaborate ways to do this, which you'll doubtlessly see here shortly. But this is the simplest way to create and link text frames, and get the results you want.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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Thanks a lot, it works now, so happy I can continue my work !

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Glad I could help.

 

Can I ask a favor of you? Could you please mark the answer(s) that helped you as Correct Answer(s)? That alerts the moderators here to archive this post thread and help others who run across similar issues.

 

And FWIW, I didn't know the answer to your question because I'm somehow Rhodes Scholar bright; I knew it because I've screwed up that way already. It's how most of us came to that same conclusion. So if you have problems/complications in the future, please feel free to come back here and sound the alarm. There are lots of sharp folks who may be able to lend a hand.

 

Randy

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For future reference you can right-click any frame and select Content to cahnge the frame type.

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