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Title: Columns Text Flow
Post by: Ged on August 31, 2016, 08:12:42 pm
Ive created seven columns and placed text into the first column.  However, when the text reaches the bottom of the column, it does not automatically flow into the next column.  I looked at 'Working with Text' in the manual but it doesn't mention this aspect.

I suspect it is a simple matter but could do with a nod in the right direction.  Thanks.

(using version 5.2.)
Title: Re: Columns Text Flow
Post by: Nermander on August 31, 2016, 11:12:27 pm
What do you mean with "created" seven columns?

If it is a single text frame, the number och columns is a property of the frame and the flow should be automatic.

If you have created 7 text frames, you need to link them to get them to flow.

If you have done something else, you will have to explain what you have done.
Title: Re: Columns Text Flow
Post by: mnawij on September 01, 2016, 12:18:12 am
Select First Text Frame
ITEM Menu -> Text Frame Links
Select Next Text Frame

Regards,

mnawij
Title: Re: Columns Text Flow
Post by: Ged on September 01, 2016, 12:21:48 am
What do you mean with "created" seven columns?

If it is a single text frame, the number och columns is a property of the frame and the flow should be automatic.

If you have created 7 text frames, you need to link them to get them to flow.

If you have done something else, you will have to explain what you have done.

I used Tables > Insert columns, because it seemed to be the only place with columns.

How do I get columns in a text frame?  Do I have to create a frame for each of them?
Title: Re: Columns Text Flow
Post by: utnik on September 01, 2016, 01:28:40 am
hi ged


How do I get columns in a text frame?  Do I have to create a frame for each of them?


insert a text frame, select it and go to 'properties' → 'text' → 'columns and text distances'…

utnik
Title: Re: Columns Text Flow
Post by: Ged on September 01, 2016, 03:05:36 am
Hey thanks utnik.  I should have seen that.   :-[