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Hi, i paste the text "without formatting" from a Word file. The paragrafs don,t flow correctly from one side to another. I am clueless now and running out of options. What can i do ti fix it. I view a lot of tutorials and there it always works. Naturally i guess ūüôā I,ve attached a screenshot of the problem. I will thank you for your hints.

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Hi and welcome to the forums @Henry W. Lamington,

Turn on the Show special characters. There is probably a frame or page or column break in there which has been inherited from the Word document. I would also check the Layers Panel to see if there are empty graphics copied over.

Go to Text > Show Special Characters and then look at the end of the line "Dann stand er" for a light blue glyph, some sort of arrow.


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Hi, thank you for your quick reaction. I try it, but there are no functional charakters or glyphs in the paragraphs. I try it with some other text files like .odt and always appears this type of big white undestroyable rocks. I opened the panels for paragraphs and charakters, may be i have made some wrong decisions? I have a deadline for this projekt and really run out of ideas. What can i do?

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43 minutes ago, Henry W. Lamington said:

I try it, but there are no functional charakters or glyphs in the paragraphs. I try it with some other text files like .odt and always appears this type of big white undestroyable rocks.

That also looks like it could be related to Flow Options in the Paragraph panel. You might check them and make sure none are enabled:

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40 minutes ago, Henry W. Lamington said:

It is in the Flow, you have Keep with next paragraph checked.


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Hi @Henry W. Lamington, @Old Bruce beat me to the answer for you¬†ūüėÄ

I noticed on page 6 that you have used the return key to move the text to the next frame, if you insert a frame break it saves all the keystrokes and possible problems with spacing if you decide to change text styles later. 

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1 minute ago, Henry W. Lamington said:

thank you for your hints. I,ve got it now. There ist still a lot to learn. ūüôā I have learned manual typesetting in the 70,s, to do it by software is tricky for me.

Everything I learned about typesetting and layout and photography during the 70's doesn't apply anymore. To learn the software give yourself some real simple tasks and try to find out how many different ways there are to do them. I really like working with text, not word processing documents, plain text documents. Everything we know about Word Processing should be ignored because it doesn't necessarily translate over to Publish.


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