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I have been trying to use the continuation fields (Next Frame, Previouse Frame) to show what page the story continues on and from, but it's not working. Is it just me or are others having this problem too.

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On 7/28/2019 at 11:20 AM, andrecampeau said:

I have been trying to use the continuation fields (Next Frame, Previouse Frame)

To use continuation fields you need to have the frames linked.

You have a separate frame with "See page <Next Page Number>" on the initial page, and a separate frame with "From page <Previous Page Number>" on the target page. But the frames are not linked together. For example, you have a link from the main text on page 2 to the "from page" frame on page 4, but what you need is a link from the "see page" frame to the "from page" frame.

So, the main text frames need to be linked together, so the text flows. And the See and From frames need to be linked together so the references work.

 


-- Walt

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I looked in the Help menu but there was no indication to do that. I was doing it the same way I do it in InDesign. How do I link the two boxes (see page and from page)? 

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2 minutes ago, andrecampeau said:

I looked in the Help menu but there was no indication to do that. I was doing it the same way I do it in InDesign. How do I link the two boxes (see page and from page)? 

Click the lower right triangle on the "see" frame. Then click the upper left triangle on the "from" frame.

 


-- 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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You're welcome.

If you're wanting a consistent style for those pairs of frames ("see" and "from") you might consider creating an asset for each text frame, or possibly an asset for the pair, so they all start with the same size and style. Just drag the asset onto the page when you need it for a new story. If you create an asset for the pair of them they can already be linked, and after dragging the asset onto the end of the story you're working on, you can then drag the "from" asset onto the continuation page.

Alternatively, you can create a style from a Text Frame using the Styles studio panel, and you can apply that to other Text Frames. It will carry all of the frame attributes, as well as the text attributes (font, size, etc.).

But you're right; there's no eyedropper-like method of copying styles.


-- 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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