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It is possible to divide text box to threated text boxes by paragraph styles?

Explorer ,
Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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Hi I would like to ask, if it is possible to divide one text box to more text boxes? The text needs to be one story. The first text box cannot be deleted and placed new because is having an ID. 

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I would like to divide the last 5 boxes automatically with script or somewhat. 

 

Thanks in advance. 🙂

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Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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In the preinstalled scripts is such a script. 

But why you want to do so?

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Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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Hi, I cannot find something like that in preinstalled scripts. Unfortenatelly we use CS6 as the company choice. 

The result is because it is kinda repetitive task if the magazine spread will looks like this:

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Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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Split a frame into 2 or more columns  (Span/Split columns mentioned by Rob Day) isn't available in CS6. That feature was added in later versions.

 

But the Keep Options / Start Paragraph in next threaded frame is in CS6.

 

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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But that means, that I have to draw the text boxes anyway, and not exactly everytime I need to have this turned on. Because I am starting this kind of spreads from one default template. 

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Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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Hi @Richard Janešík , Seems like you should be able to do it with Paragraph formatting’s  Span/Split Columns. Here the text is set as one column in a single text frame with Split Column applied:

 

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Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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@rob day's method is one way to do it.

 

You also can create specific styles that will automatically push the paragraph of text to the next frame or the next column. The settings are under Keep Options / Start Paragraph.

 

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Either method can give you what you want. Depends on your design and which is easiest to do for your project.

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Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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Hi, I like your effort, but this is not what I am looking for. The final layout is very different from this structured page. See in the answer of comment before.  

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Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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I missplaced my answer to you to next comment... 

This is not what I am looking for. 

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Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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But OP needs to split text into separate - but still threaded - smaller TFs.

 

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Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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Maybe take a look at Ajar Productions’s “Split Text Extension” for InDesign: https://ajarproductions.com/blog/2014/09/25/split-text-extension-for-indesign/

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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Hi, I know about this scrip from Ajar. It works well, but it is without option to choose before which paragraph style it should cut the text box, and also it creates separate text boxes without threading them. 

It divided my text box to separate boxes based on paragraph, without thread...

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