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Ok ... haven't done much page layout since Quark 3.2 was ll the rage, so be nice. I have been charged with the task of formatting a series of lessons for a teachers curriculum guide. Every lesson consists of a title/subtitle; a series of procedural steps; a list of materials; a list of vocab; and an "other activities" section. The basic layout is as follows: * Title/subtitle in a frame at the top (full page width) * two frames side-by-side in the center: on the left, the steps and on the right, the two lists (on on top of the ...

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    Ok ... haven't done much page layout since Quark 3.2 was ll the rage, so be
    nice.

    I have been charged with the task of formatting a series of lessons for a
    teachers curriculum guide. Every lesson consists of a title/subtitle; a
    series of procedural steps; a list of materials; a list of vocab; and an
    "other activities" section. The basic layout is as follows:

    * Title/subtitle in a frame at the top (full page width)
    * two frames side-by-side in the center: on the left, the steps and on the
    right, the two lists (on on top of the other)
    * the other activites in a frame at the bottom (full page width)

    Ok, every lesson has a different number of steps and not all of them will
    fit on just one page. How do I set up a master so that if there is too much
    text in the steps frame, then the frame will flow to a frame on page 2, but
    then (and only then) the "other activities" frame across the bottom will
    move to page 2. In other words, I only want that bottom frame to show on
    page 1 if there is room for it else move to page 2.

    I have dozens of these, so doing it manually is not very practical.

    Thoughts?



    alexross@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I may not fully understand what you're saying but I think here is what you might want to do:

    Click on the text frame that you would like to flow to the next page with the selection tool (Black Arrow). You should see a square appear at the bottom right of that frame. Click that box and you will see your arrow icon change to a smaller arrow and something that looks like a paragraph of lines.
    Move on to the next page and click on the top left corner of where you would like your text to continue the flow (usually the margin guide).

    How do I set up a master so that if there is too much text in the steps
    frame, then the frame will flow to a frame on page 2





    The only way I know of doing this is to insert a page break. You can right click the text where you'd like it to cut off and continue on the next page with your type tool and choose insert break character>page break or Ctrl+enter (the enter key used needs to be the one on your number key pad).

    HTH
    Gabriel_Ayala@adobeforums.com Guest

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    > Ok ... haven't done much page layout since Quark 3.2 was ll the
    > rage, so be nice.
    From what I read 4.3 is the rage, so you're not far behind at all. :-P

    -John O



    JohnO@adobeforums.com Guest

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