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How to format text insets that break across pages?

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May 09, 2020

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I'm redoing an older book that has a lot of inset boxes. Here's a screenshot of a sample page in the original layout:

 

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The original designer's rather clunky solution was separate text frames plus separate shades backgrounds. I'd love to find a solution that would allow me to keep one continuous text flow: The inset box anchored in the main text frame and flowing along with the rest of the text. Trouble is, I can't make either a single-cell table (which would otherwise be ideal) or a text frame anchored in the main text work across page breaks.

I'd like it to look more like this, but I've had to arange things here manually:

valerie_a_b_1-1589072995933.png

 

Hope the question makes sense!

 

~Valerie

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Correct answer by Derek Cross | Adobe Community Professional

Have a look at the newish InDesign facility Paragraph Shading.

 

This excellent video from Jeff Witchel shows you the various methods of adding shading including Paragraph Shading.

https://vimeo.com/135024579

 

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How to format text insets that break across pages?

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May 09, 2020

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I'm redoing an older book that has a lot of inset boxes. Here's a screenshot of a sample page in the original layout:

 

valerie_a_b_0-1589071703966.png

 

The original designer's rather clunky solution was separate text frames plus separate shades backgrounds. I'd love to find a solution that would allow me to keep one continuous text flow: The inset box anchored in the main text frame and flowing along with the rest of the text. Trouble is, I can't make either a single-cell table (which would otherwise be ideal) or a text frame anchored in the main text work across page breaks.

I'd like it to look more like this, but I've had to arange things here manually:

valerie_a_b_1-1589072995933.png

 

Hope the question makes sense!

 

~Valerie

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Derek Cross | Adobe Community Professional

Have a look at the newish InDesign facility Paragraph Shading.

 

This excellent video from Jeff Witchel shows you the various methods of adding shading including Paragraph Shading.

https://vimeo.com/135024579

 

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Have a look at the newish InDesign facility Paragraph Shading.

 

This excellent video from Jeff Witchel shows you the various methods of adding shading including Paragraph Shading.

https://vimeo.com/135024579

 

For years, InDesign users have be asking for a way to highlight a selected paragraph with a color background. In CC 2015, their wish has been answered with this new Paragraph formatting feature named Paragraph Shading. And as type formatting, "Shading" can be saved as part of a Paragraph Styles to

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And the heavens opened and the rays of light shone forth and the angel choirs sang.

Thanks, Derek! There's always some feature I just haven't noticed yet!

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Any idea if this feature will export to EPUB?

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Sadly the feature does not export successfully to a Reflowable ePub.

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Alas! But thanks!

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