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Placing a long Word .docx document

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Hi there to you all,

Firstly, I am sorry if this topic has been covered in these forums.  I did a search to find the answer to my question before posting.

I am laying out a long book for a client.  Her manuscript has been written in MS Word and saved as a .docs file.  The document contains about 35000 words.  I am wanting to place the text into Affinity Publisher without having to create 250 pages first and dragging out text boxes.  When I place the document in the first Publisher page within APublisher, how would I be able to have the text "flow" onto other pages below without having to manually drag out text frames?  Is there a quick way of doing this?
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks... 

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Sounds like a job for Autoflow. There are instructions in the help files, but basically you draw one text frame, paste in all your text, then shift-click the Text Flow button (red triangle) on the right-hand side of  the frame. Publisher will automagically create new pages and frames to accommodate your text.

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