InDesign includes a semi-autoflow method of threading text frames, which incorporates a few automatic shortcuts but varies only slightly from the manual method. Just do the one step and InDesign will do the other automatically at the same time. InDesign has autoflow, but also several other methods of flowing threaded. Subject Descriptors: InDesign CS5, Smart Text Reflow, Limit to Master would press Shift to autoflow the entire story and add pages as necessary. You will notice that unlike CS3, there is no overset in the corner of your.

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If your text length exceeds indesignn amount that will fit on one page, InDesign adds as many pages as necessary to accommodate your placed material.

InDesign’s autoflow feature speeds the process of adding copy from text and word-processing files, enabling you to let InDesign do some or all auotflow the work for you. How do I turn hyphens ON? If it’s ondesign you can insert Discretionary Line Break characters to allow the words to break, but automating the process might be difficult. All the long words apart from one already have hyphens in them.

You can repeat this semi-autoflow process as many times as you want until you’ve placed all your text. Additional hyphens would be a problem. If your placed document contains more text than will fit in the area you filled, your cursor automatically remains set in loaded-text mode.

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autof,ow Dicretionary hyphens only appear when the word breaks at the line ending. Navigate to the location of the document you want to place.

I had dashes in my text not hyphens. Hold down the “Alt” key and click to fill a one-column page or the column on which you click on a multicolumn page.

It was already ON. Mott has extensive experience writing advertising copy for everything from kitchen appliances and financial services to education and tourism. Please enter a title. My suspicion is they are, in fact, non-breaking hyphens, but I’m hoping the OP can shed some light.


I think you probably want regular hyphens, not discretionary, if they are meant to be there. Skip to main content. Why don’t the words break at the hyphens? If the answer to that is “no” you’re out of luck unless you make your text frame wide enough to hold the longest word.

I would prefer to solve the problem wthout adding extra hyphens. Any changes you make to typeface autoflwo, style and other attributes autooflow InDesign displays a loaded text cursor don’t apply to the text you’re about to add to your pages.

It looks like I would need to turn idesign ON, and insert a discretionary line break. I get autofloow little red plus sign below in the last text-box, auyoflow indicates that I have overset text. Accessed 30 Ds3 The text contains some text-strings or ‘words’ that are more than characters long. Elizabeth Mott has been a writer since So the problem is caused by the long ‘words’. Is there a problem if these words are hyphenated? Tips To fit your text into a series of linked boxed that don’t fill your pages or columns and still take advantage of autoflow, you can use the semi-autoflow method to create text frames in specific places on your page, then switch to the autoflow method to fill the remaining pages and add more as necessary.

I found the hyphenation. This method fills all the pages and columns of your document with your placed text, but it stops short of adding more pages to fit any text that your current page count can’t accommodate. Adobe InDesign displays the loaded text cursor, which shows the first few qutoflow or sentences of your copy to the right of its icon.

I have highlighted all the imported text in the text-box, and applied a new paragraph-style, aktoflow made sure that the hyphenation is turned on in the paragraph-style, but the long words are still causing problem. I removed the long ‘words’, and tried again, and now InDesign does not appear to have an issue with my text. Undoing an autoflow process removes any pages added by autoflow. Go to original post.


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Please type your message and try again. This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled. If your page design features columns, InDesign flows the text into them successively. I have a lot of places in the text where I have these sc3 ‘words’, and I would like to avoid too much clicking and inserting to get around this issue. Things Needed Text or word-processing document. Depending on how you’ve designed your project and how much text you need to place, autoflow can streamline your workflow.

Correct Answers – 10 points. Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name.

A lot more detail would really help. Perhaps they aren’t true hyphens? When you’re designing multipage documents in Adobe InDesign for client projects or your company’s business communications, you don’t want to waste time repeatedly drawing indsign frames to flow placed text from page to page. If hyphens are not acceptable, is a break in the word without a hyphen acceptable?

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Thanks in advance for both your time and help. Warning Text that fills numerous columns and pages when you place it may occupy more or less space after you style it in your desired typeface and size.

However, I cannot insert spaces or end-of-line into these long ‘words’, as this would change the ‘words’. If additional text remains unplaced, click on the red overset mark on the out port at the bottom right of the last text frame to reload your text cursor.