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Why would you want to chain existing text frames together? In an earlier post, the question was how do I select all the text and one answer was to chain existing text frames together. But why would you want to do that if you cannot replace the text?...

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    Why would you want to chain existing text frames together? In an earlier post, the question was how do I select all the text and one answer was to chain existing text frames together. But why would you want to do that if you cannot replace the text?
    Janet_A._Thompson@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I'm at a loss here and don't understand what you don't understand. Normally, you chain text frames because the text in the frames belongs together. If you make a book, normally you have just one chain of text frames in your doent: the story the book tells.

    Teus
    Teus_de_Jong@adobeforums.com Guest

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    So, if I selected all the text in that chain, I could replace it with what's on the clipboard?
    Janet_A._Thompson@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Yes, of course.

    Teus
    Teus_de_Jong@adobeforums.com Guest

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    > But why would you want to do that [link frames] if you cannot replace the
    text?


    The assumption that you cannot select all and paste is wrong. You can
    certainly select all the text in linked frames and paste new text from the
    clipboard.

    But even if you couldn't replace, you could select text and copy it. Or
    select part of the text and export it. Or select it and change the font, or
    the paragraph style, or the character style. Or you could select text and
    use Find/Replace on Selected text only.

    If I start scratching my head, I can probably come up with a few more good
    reasons to keep your text easily selectable by linking frames.

    Ken Benson


    Kenneth_Benson@adobeforums.com Guest

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