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Span Columns Not Working

New Here ,
Mar 12, 2018 Mar 12, 2018

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Hello, InDesigners...

Trying to get a headline to span columns (something I've done hundreds of times) and I can get the dialog box to pop up and the drop down to, well, drop down. But I can't select anything other than Single Column. Running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3, InDesign 13.0.1.

Help me Tom Cruise!

Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 12, 2018 Mar 12, 2018
Without examining the file, I can only guess, but the first thing to try would be to export it to IDML and then open that file and try it.

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Mar 12, 2018 Mar 12, 2018

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Are you using a multi-column text frame?

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New Here ,
Mar 12, 2018 Mar 12, 2018

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Hi, Bob - yes. One 2-column text frame. In fact, this edition of our newsletter was picked up from the last issue, where we had the exact same text frames and span columns was working!

\I also tried creating a brand new document with one page, one text box and new placeholder text. Same result...

Strange, indeed.

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Without examining the file, I can only guess, but the first thing to try would be to export it to IDML and then open that file and try it.

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New Here ,
Mar 12, 2018 Mar 12, 2018

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Well, Bob - I feel like I called TelaDoc, where I just need to describe my symptoms and the doc can diagnose me. It worked! Thanks so much for your quick reply.

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Glad you got it sorted.

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Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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I’m using a multi-column text frame, and my headline paragraph won’t span the columns.

When I try to use File › Export to IDML, InDesign segmentation faults (SIGSEGV).

InDesign 2021 16.3.2.151 (16320) on macOS 11.4.

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