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Combine side-by-side columns into one text box

New Here ,
Nov 08, 2023 Nov 08, 2023

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Hi, I have a document set-up in Indesign with two columns side-by-side, but the columns are independent text boxes. Because of this, I don't believe the "Balance Columns" tool will work. And I need to have the text in each column line up perfectly on each page. What can I do without having to redo the whole document which would involve carefully reviewing the text line by line and fixing formatting issues...

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People's Champ ,
Nov 08, 2023 Nov 08, 2023

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Use text frame vertical justification? (It's an option in the text frame Options dialog.)

I don't usually like using it, but perhaps it's appropriate for your particular layout.

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Nov 08, 2023 Nov 08, 2023

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  1. Link the second colmun to the first one.
  2. Delete the second column.
  3. Expand the first column to the right.
  4. Change the text frame to a 2-column frame.
  5. Save the 2-column frame as Object style with number 0f column and the size. (Maybe position too)
  6. Do step 1 and 2 on each page, but now apply the object style.

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Nov 10, 2023 Nov 10, 2023

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@Willi Adelberger Perfect instructions - THANK YOU!

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