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Having a headline span two columns?

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Now I have come across a challenge: I have set up the master page of an A5 page publication with two text columns. Works great with body text. Starting a new article I would like its headline to automatically span two columns. Although the settings of paragraph  styles and text frames are wonderfully impressive, I find no way of doing that. Am I just asking more than is technically possible, or have I overlooked something?

Will I have to manually create a text frame for each headline to span more than one column? 

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8 minutes ago, NilsFinken said:

Starting a new article I would like its headline to automatically span two columns.

This is much requested and I can only hope it will be in Publisher sooner rather than later.

What I do is make a separate one column text frame and flow the text out of that and then into the next one which is two columns.


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Thanks, Old Bruce! I will stop searching and use your method - and continue using Publisher! :)


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@NilsFinken If you have more articles in this document that need to span across in the same way, it may make sense to create additional master page just for them.  


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Good idea, Przemysław. Thanks, I'll try that.


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Definitely not practical here but maybe any later moment: the checkbox "No break" in Character panel.
With interesting position if centered or right aligned. And text selection/correction is hard to handle if it's in another column.

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