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Is there a way to be alerted by InDesign that text has flowed to the following page?

New Here ,
Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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Hello, I recently made changes to text on a page which caused text to flow to the adjacent page. The problem came when I sent the new pdf to the printer of only the page that I made the initial changes to; and did not send a pdf of the page that held the overflow text, so now the book is printed with this mistake. 

I realize that I should have caught this mistake, but neither I nor the proof reader caught it. So my question is: Does Indesign have a feature that I can turn on that will alert me when text has flowed over to the adjacent page?

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021
No it does not. However, you're not alone. Happened to me years ago. Only one page needed a change and pushed the text on. We only needed to replate that one section. However, it meant text was missing as it pushed on. It happened. And hasn't happened again.

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No it does not.

 

However, you're not alone. Happened to me years ago. Only one page needed a change and pushed the text on. We only needed to replate that one section.

 

However, it meant text was missing as it pushed on.

 

It happened. And hasn't happened again.

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Sep 08, 2021 Sep 08, 2021

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Thank you. It's somewhat comforting knowing I'm not alone, even though this was a costly mistake. 😐

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Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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If you do not use auto flow and use fixed auto flow, shift/opt on Mac or shift/alt on pc, you will have red box with plus sign in it at the end of your copy. This way you have a way to catch copy missing and preflight will catch it too.

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Thank you for your response. Unfortuneatley I was using Text Threads and my text bounding box was large enough on the adjacent page that I did not receive an "overflow" text alert. Next time I'll be sure to keep my text boxes snug to the copy in hopes this will prevent a similair mistake in the future. Also, I've just learned about "smart text overflow" - I'm gong to turn that on in preference to see if that helps in the future. 

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That will do the opposite - that will add pages if the text overflows.

I always have it turned off.

 

 

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