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Old 3rd April 2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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Default Linking two stories in one

Hi,
this is propably extremely easy - however, I have not been able to find the answer...

I have a publication with text frames linked over some 30 pages. Now I have inserted some new pages before the old ones, and would like to link the text frames on these "new" pages to the story already started on the "old" pages, using the flow-function.

However, I cannot find a solution to do this; if I link from frames on the new pages to the frames on the old pages, it will unlink the next page from its current story. I'm trying to merge them - /not/ unlink them...

All advice will be appreciated,
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Linking Text Frames

Click on the icon at bottom far right of the last frame of the new story to get the flow bucket. Click on the first frame of the old story to link them.
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Old 4th April 2013, 12:00 PM   #3
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Thank you for your answer.
This is exactly what I'm doing - but when I click on the next frame, that frame is unlinked from the following frame and so on - the first history is /not/ merged to the next one...

Attached is a picture showing the text shown when I hower the pointer on the next box.

Where do I go wrong?

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Unless I missed something, the only way is to cut and paste the text from the second story to the first one, then continue manually linking the frames throughout the publication.
The help file says:
  • You can link to frames already containing text or are already in a link sequence.
  • If the frame was not part of a link sequence, its text is merged into the selected text's story.
  • Different frame sequences can be combined, creating unified story text.
However, I don't see how to combine frame sequences.
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Default Re: Linking two stories in one

Hi.
I'm not shure I get it.
Is there no way to merge two frame sequences into one, except for cut and paste?
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Hi.
I'm not shure I get it.
Is there no way to merge two frame sequences into one, except for cut and paste?
Yes there is another way, but I wouldn't say it's an easier way.

If you link the last frame of the first story to each frame of the second story in the reverse order, the two stories are merged into one, with all the frames linked.

For example: See layout in attached link1.gif. Link Frame 2 to frame C, then Frame 2 to Frame B, then Frame 2 to Frame A, and you will end up with link2.gif. Not too easy when frames are on different pages, but can be done in multipage view.

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The easiest way is to open one of the stories in write plus, select the whole story and do a cut or Ctrl-X.
Return to the publication and now delete the empty frames.
Do the same for the other story, paste either at beginning or end depending on what you want then close write plus, add frames and flow into the new frames.
I tried to see if I could use the old now empty frames to continue the story but that crashed the program!, but the first way worked. The empty frames still show a flow symbol at bottom.
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The easiest way is to open one of the stories in write plus, select the whole story and do a cut or Ctrl-X.
Return to the publication and now delete the empty frames.
Do the same for the other story, paste either at beginning or end depending on what you want then close write plus, add frames and flow into the new frames.
I tried to see if I could use the old now empty frames to continue the story but that crashed the program!, but the first way worked. The empty frames still show a flow symbol at bottom.
I wouldn't quite agree. It think would be a little easier not to bother with WritePlus. Just Cut the text from one set of frames, delete the empty frames, and Paste at either the beginning or end of the text in the other series of frames.

I think you can use the old, now empty, frames if you unlink them first, but they don't necessarily get re-linked in the right order! I do not get a crash.

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