Linking text boxes

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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I am self taught and cannot find an example or solution for the following.. I am creating a family tree chart over a multitude of pages. Each couple has their own text box. Because I am resricting the charts to A4 pages the charts spread over many pages and so I want to iundicate where each leg of the tree continues on  and it is rarely the next page. Is there a way of doing this so that if I insert a page down the track the presentation automatically adjusts? I have attached a copy of page B81 showing what I currently have. In this case all the links are back to the same page but this is not always the case.  If I insert a page between these two I have to work though the whole doc changing the affected page numbers on the charts. Curreently this is many 100s of pages for some families!Screen Shot 2021-04-08 at 7.28.50 am.png

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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I think you may be able to use what they call in the newspaper game a "jump line." That's the thing at the end of a column which isn't the end of the story that reads something like "See Warehouse Fire-p7," and then on page 7, you might see something like "Warehouse Fire cont. from p3."

To do this in InDesign, you use Type>Insert Special Characters>Markers>Next Page Number. In this screen shot, I'm showing a text thread that jumps around between pages 2 & 3:

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The large 2 on the left page is a text frame that has such a character in it. Because it's just sitting in a blank part of the page, it shows the page it's on, which is page 2. If I move it over to a blank part of page 3, it displays a 3.

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But if I place it where it's contacting a threaded text frame, it will show which page the next text frame in the chain is located. In this case, the next one is on page 3.

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And if I move the same text frame on top of one that threads back to page 2, it displays a 2.

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You can put any descriptive text in the text frame along with the Next Page special character, so have a go with this and see if it works for you.

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Apr 08, 2021 Apr 08, 2021

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Thx for all the effort you put into this reply. It is appreciated. I have used this before and indeed am using this in the current project where a text box flows over a page but this time there is just one problem! The text boxes I am using in this example are not linked and that is what I am trying to resolve. I realise there may be no way to address the matter but thought I would see if someone could come up with a solution. I thought of tyring to do a similar thing with the page links in my example but just cannot work it out. If you look at my example, in the green circles there is text and I have been trying to work out if that could be the way to make the link!

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