Missing page threads in the InDesign file

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Nov 02, 2020 Nov 02, 2020

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Hi there! Im reaching out for your help, Im working on a book, and I came up with a problem were some sentences are appearing out of place, or have disappeared. Whatever the problem is, the result is that every new version of the text has some sentences or paragraphs missing or out of place, moved from one part of the book to another. I more or less have to search the whole 90,000-word book to find any glitches. And I've done this now 3,4,5 times. And there's no way to call the book done if we can't be sure it isn't complete, readable, etc. Would really appreciate if someone could help me out on this!!

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 03, 2020 Nov 03, 2020
Is your document set up as a single text thread with a single master page or are there multiple threads and masters involved?  It sounds like what is happening may be a function of InDesign's Smart Text Reflow feature. When text overfills a text frame at the end of the thread then new pages are inserted someplace else in the document. Where that is depends on how you've set up the feature in the Type section of InDesign's preferences. If you have limited this feature to Primary Text frames then ...

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Nov 03, 2020 Nov 03, 2020

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That does not match any behaviors I have ever heard of before. Are you certain someone else is not editing the document and not telling you about it? What OS? What version? Where is the file being stored from? Where is the file being operated? Your local hard drive or remote location?

Mike Witherell

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Is your document set up as a single text thread with a single master page or are there multiple threads and masters involved?  It sounds like what is happening may be a function of InDesign's Smart Text Reflow feature. When text overfills a text frame at the end of the thread then new pages are inserted someplace else in the document. Where that is depends on how you've set up the feature in the Type section of InDesign's preferences. If you have limited this feature to Primary Text frames then the text you refer to as "disappearing" may be in a non-primary text frame and is "vanishing" because the text has nowhere else to go. A red square with a red plus sign in it would indicate the text overfill.

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