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Ive tried to link text boxes following the instructions in the help pages - clicking on the circle above the box - and this doesn't work. Also tried using the overflow, and this is very unwieldy and ends up with text changing size. Help!

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@boughton editor have you entered "Linking Text Frames" in HELP?   You say "clicking on the circle above the box" - do you mean the little circle attached with a line at the top center of the text frame?  That circle allows you to turn the text frame to the left, right, on a 360 degree circle.  Actually, you click on the small blue or red triangle about 3/4 the way down the right-hand side of the text frame.  It will be red if you have overflowing text, blue if the text is all within the one frame.   When you click on the red triangle, it will link to a new text frame.   If you have already drawn your text frames and want to link them, you first click on the right hand blue triangle, and in the next text frame you click about 3/4 of the way up on the left side of the frame.   (Clear as mud).   See attached.  If you have not already found it if you go to TEXT>and scroll down and place a check-mark beside Show Special Characters you will be able to see all that all your links are correct.   I have attached a small portion of the Publisher HELP section so you will see what you are looking for.  Hope this helps.

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On 3/19/2020 at 8:56 AM, boughton editor said:

Also tried using the overflow, and this is very unwieldy and ends up with text changing size

That sounds like you're using the lower-right, detached handle to change the size of a frame. Don't do that; it also scales the content. Use only the handles attached to the frame.


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