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Postby enginnheima » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:30 am

Hello again!

Another thing, I was wondering if there is no way to have a text box continue onto the second page, and even onto third page and so forth?

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Re: text box continues on second page...

Postby RoryOF » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:31 am

Use Frames and link them.
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Re: text box continues on second page...

Postby enginnheima » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:49 am

Thank you for your very quick answer!

I was reading upon the linking frames subject and I came across this: "You cannot link from a frame to more than one other frame." But I would like it to flow on several pages...
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Re: text box continues on second page...

Postby RoryOF » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:00 pm

You can link from one frame to one other, but the second frame can be on another page. That frame can in turn link on to a third etc. - a daisy chain, if you know the expression.

One frame cannot link to multiple frames at the same level, i.e. Frame 1 cannot link to frame2A, frame2B, frame 2C etc, which all sit beside each other
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Postby enginnheima » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:11 pm

ok thanks

sounds a bit tedious. And do you know if I can link them in a way that if I change the size or the position of the first one, the rest will automatically follow, or would I always have to change all the frames, one by one to match the properties of the first one?
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Re: text box continues on second page...

Postby RoryOF » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:14 pm

As far as I know, the frames are all independently sized, but if linked, the text flow will change according to the space available for it in an altered frame, subject to any other formatting styles you have applied to that text.
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Re: text box continues on second page...

Postby RoryOF » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:17 pm

It is very possible that normal page to page text flow can accommodate your need. Please tell us what (not how) you are trying to achieve.
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Re: text box continues on second page...

Postby RoryOF » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:33 pm

Note also that one can have several chains of Frames in the one document FA1-FA2-FA3 etc, FB1-FB2-FB3 etc, FC1-FC2-FC3 etc.

But one cannot crosslink from one chain to another

If I had a project that absolutely required chains to a major extent (say through the complete length of a book) and I could not find or decide upon an alternate formatting, I'd be considering a macro solution; this would not be a trivial task - I would expect several days' work to research and write, and equally several days to debug and fine tune.

 Edit: My estimate of "several days" is based on my programming experience and previous outline acquaintance with OO macros. I do not have the detailed macro knowledge of some other contributors to Forum, but I would still expect them to take some time to arrive at a workable solution, a solution that might still need manual editing for final adjustment, 
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Re: Text box continues on second page...

Postby enginnheima » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:17 pm

Thanks for your suggestions and time!
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