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Methods for text flow

Last Updated: 04 July 2016

Other than manually placing texts into a text frame, there are three semi-auto or auto methods for placing texts into an InDesign documents. All three methods start by invoking command+D to place texts.

  1. Semi-auto text flow: opt+click the text frame for which you want to place texts, overset texts will NOT flow to other text frames, you must manually opt+click other text frames for overset texts.
  2. Auto text flow with automatic page adding: shift+click the text frame, new pages will be added automatically to allow texts to flow to the text frames on the new pages
  3. Auto text flow without automatic page adding: opt+shift+click the text frame, text will be placed into text frames within the current page or already-created pages. No new pages will be introducted automatically.