Learn How to Thread Text Frames with InDesign CS6


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Threading text frames

It's time to talk about threading text frames together. I've opened up this roux article file from the exercise folder and I'm going to jump to the next spread by pressing Option+Page Down or Alt+Page Down on Windows. Now I'll use Command+Spacebar or Ctrl+Spacebar to zoom in just at the top of this page. I see here that I have two frames one full and one empty. And then this full one on the left down here in the lower right corner, I see a symbol, a little plus sign, and that is an indicator that this text frame is over set, there is more text that can fit into this frame.

Now we could make the text frame bigger of course, but in this case we want the text to flow from this frame into this empty frame. This is called threading, you thread from one frame to another. Now you think you'd use the Type tool to do this, after all you're dealing with text, but in fact it won't work with the Type tool. It's a so strange quirk of InDesign, you have to use the Se...

Threading text frames
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Threading text frames provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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