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Working with Text Flow

As mentioned earlier (see page 53), if text overflows its text frame, you can link the text into another frame.

To link text between frames:

  1. Click the overflow symbol. The cursor changes to the load text cursor 66.gif.


  2. Move the cursor over to the frame you want to flow the text into. The cursor changes to the link text cursor 67.gif.


  3. Click in the text frame. The link indicators show that the text in the frame flows to or from another frame 68.gif.


To change the link between frames:

  1. Click the link indicator in the frame where you want to break the link. The cursor turns into a link text cursor.
  2. Click in a new text frame to flow the text into a new frame.


    Click inside the text frame to keep all the text within that frame. (The overflow symbol appears.)

InDesign also displays text threads, which show you the links between text frames.

To show the links between frames:

  1. Select the text frame that you want to see the links for.
  2. Choose View > Show Text Threads. This displays lines that show which frames are linked together 69.gif.


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