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How do you manage linked text frames? For example, unlink text frames or move a link from one frame to another?


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I've watched that tutorial several times, it does not address unlinking or moving text frames after they have been created.


rusty - Macintosh: macOS Catalina 10.15.3. Memory 16 GB

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If you mean with unlinking removing a connection between frames (?), just select a connection handle with the move tool, the cursor icon then changes to red connection symbol and then click on a text frame.  That removes the connection. - Moving aka dragging around on a page with the move tool?


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Removing the connection seems to flow all the text back into the first frame. But how do you keep the text in the 2nd frame and end up with 2 independent frames containing text?


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Cut the text from the second frame, break the link, paste it back?


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20 hours ago, v_kyr said:

If you mean with unlinking removing a connection between frames (?), just select a connection handle with the move tool, the cursor icon then changes to red connection symbol and then click on a text frame.  That removes the connection.

That is exactly the information I was looking for. I don't think I ever noticed the red connection symbol before. Thanks.


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On 1/18/2019 at 3:45 PM, walt.farrell said:

Cut the text from the second frame, break the link, paste it back?

This seems to be currently the only way to do what MickRose asked. It would be useful to have InDesign's "Unthread Text Frames" and "Unthread Each Text Frame" or QuarkXPress's Unlink (under Linkster) kinds of unlinking features also in Publisher.

A related improvement would be to have the text flow continuing buttons placed so that they show always (similarly as in InDesign the plus button), even when the text frame is low (now the frame needs to have certain minimum height to show the button, which often means that more than one text row needs to be shown until the text can be flown).

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