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Continuation information when flowing across multiple frames

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I frequently do newsletters where text must flow across more than one frame to avoid making pages look like tombstones. That process is fairly straightforward in AP, but it is a challenge to provide information to the reader to tell them where the next frame is located. It is possible to, in the text menu, select insert, and then fields, and then next frame page number, preceded by the text "continued on page ....". That does not work well unless done at the very end of the process, since any addition of text or graphics in the initial frame can easily move the text and the next frame page number to the next frame. A work around is to create a small text frame just below the content text frame  and enter the "continued..." text followed by the field. Unfortunately, the insert reference will not be to the correct page, unless you have also created an equivalent text frame immediately above the next content text frame and linked the two "continued" frames. Is there some way to embed a text frame within another text frame so that the link to the target frame can be observed when adding the index field? (This was a feature available in PPlus.)

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You can draw a text frame on top of another one (though you actually have to draw it somewhere else then drag it into position), and have the text in the lower frame wrap around the text in the upper frame.


-- Walt

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Thanks. Just tried that approach. Unfortunately, the "continued on" link points to page 2 when the content frame is linked to page 5. Seems the added frame for the continued on text is not subordinate to the main content frame, but independent.

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28 minutes ago, lgoodwin said:

Thanks. Just tried that approach. Unfortunately, the "continued on" link points to page 2 when the content frame is linked to page 5. Seems the added frame for the continued on text is not subordinate to the main content frame, but independent.

That's true; it's not. You will need to relink it if needed.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.356), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.7.3.475 Beta

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This has been discussed in other threads; a more proper implementation of this functionality is expected to be added in some unknown future version.

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