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Script to Flowing table into the next textframe in InDesign

Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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I have created two textFrame which is threaded each otherScreenshot 2022-11-02 at 5.39.28 PM.pnginto this textframe I'll copy and paste table inside this textframe.. after that I'll add rows to that table.. and when there is no space in the textframe . The remaining rows needs to add into the next textframe.. is there any script to do this.. 

Screenshot 2022-11-02 at 1.46.31 PM.png

 

 

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Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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Is there a reason the table is in another text frame inside the text frame?

Table can be placed as a text item within a single text frame. 

 

I'm not 100% sure what you're asking here - maybe some more info on the workflow... 😄

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Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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Exactly - why table is inside the TextFrame as AnchoredObject ?

 

This won't work - it won't reflow. You can't have multiple TextFrames linked together as AnchoredObjects in another Story. 

Can automate anything - as long as it doesn't require A.I.

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That is I'm doing for paginating table into the textframe 

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Why do you want to do it like that? Why can't you place the table the "normal" way?

 

Can automate anything - as long as it doesn't require A.I.

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Look into setting the table's text frames as Primary Text Frames on a master page and enable Smart Text Reflow under your preferences. 

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Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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In my experience table rows do naturally flow to the next threaded text frame. Note that a single row won't split between text frames in Indesign 18. Maybe I have @brianp311's setting set. - Mark

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[...] sorry, should have checked pictures first. 

Can automate anything - as long as it doesn't require A.I.

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Oh! so you want to flow a table from one anchored text frame to another? Hmm. That's tricky. A script could do it in various ways (I have two ideas immediately), but it wouldn't actually be threaded—it would be static and any text reflow would probably wreck it and require running the script again.

My best idea off the top of my head would be to set up the anchored text frames the desired sizes with script labels and then set up the table in threaded text frames the same heights as the anchored frames. Then a script could potentially position those non-anchored text frames exactly over the anchored text frames. They would look perfect, but wouldn't reflow until the script was re-run.

- Mark

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