Placing text into facing pages and auto fill

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Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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I cannot figure out how to get placed text fromWord to flow into a facing page document and keep the footnotes spanned across the columns. It'll do one or the other but not both:
it skips over the B master and adds a C master instead, but it does keep the spanned footnotes

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I've also tried creating the master with facing pages but the text still doesn't flow to the left pages.

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Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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Check on two things:

Pages panel menu button > Master Options for X Master: Is number of pages 2?

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File > Document Setup: Is facing pages ON?

One more thing: do any of your paragraph styles have a Keep Options > Start Paragraph > On Next Odd Page turned on inside their options definitions?

Mike Witherell

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Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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Thanks for the response. Yes, I check that. And if I get the facing pages to place properly, then the footnotes spanning doesn't work. It's making me crazy! 
This was working then it quit:

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Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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Hi pratcliff,

did you solve your issue?

Downloaded your document and did the following:

[1] Went to A Master and threaded the two text frames.

[2] Converted the left one to a Primary Textframe

[3] Copied all the contents to in the story of pages to the clipboard.

[4] Removed all the pages, but page 1

[5] Added one page

[6] Removed the first page

[7] Did a new text frame on the pasteboard of page 1

[8] Pasted the contents of the clipboard to that frame

[9] Filled the cursor with the overflow of the text frame

[10] Removed the text frame so all the text is now in the cursor

[11] Held the Alt key and clicked.

Text flew into the text frame on page 1, in both columns of the frame so that footnotes could span the two columns

[12] Loaded the cursor with the overflowing text of the frame on page 1

[13] Added a new page

[14] Held the Alt key and clicked

More text flew now into the frame on page 2

 

Did [11] to [14] until all text was placed.

Finally I set the last text frame's option to balance columns.

 

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You can download the document from my Dropbox account:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wd1vfwm3al1b0kf/test-Footnotes-Flow-2021.indd?dl=1

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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