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Ok so I need to understand if this is working as intended.

I have a Frame Text Box on a normal page, I paste in my text and its more than my box. Ok no problem.

I now shift click the little icon  as shown below to create more pages with the same box until all text has shows on a page. Great I love it.

Now If I create ANOTHER Frame Text box on the same original normal page, paste in the text which again overflows and SHIFT CLICK it ignores all the existing pages and creates a whole new set of pages with just this frame text box. Why does it not apply to the existing pages? Is there a command/keystroke I am missing to make it apply to existing pages? 



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It will work as you want if you put your Text Frames on a Master Page. Then when you add your text into the Text Frame on a document page, the frames will all link as you want them to.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Now is there any method to align the text that is in the text frame?


For example, excel has a list of exercises (Exercise 1-100). Page spread has Exercise 1 on left page and Exercise 2 on right page

I paste in the data from excel into the properly sized text frame and shift click to fill down and create the appropriate pages. Perfect, Left is properly "Left Aligned" to the margin.

Now with the right spread page it remains also left Aligned and I cannot see any efficient/proper way to "right align" it to the margin for all the shift clicked boxes.  Maybe  I am missing some trick?

( i have multiple items being tracked/input so cannot use the page number Field/ Section Field as they are used already)

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