Hi Art:

I hope someday soon to know enough to rewrite these templates!  I'd
tackle it now, but the reference pages have me stumped.

I have to add pages because there is only one illustration page in the
template, and a lot of time our illustrations split over two - three
pages.

Is there another way to add pages?  Just keep hitting enter until a
new page shows up? That gives me my connected page but goes against
every thing I've ever learned about efficient report writing.

Thanks!

Deirdre

On 10/20/08, Art Campbell <art.campbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Based on your questions, it sounds as if there's something or some
> things wrong in your template. If I were you, I'd think about creating
> a new, clean template and applying it to any of your files/books that
> have the symptoms you're asking about. It sounds as if you're building
> stuff on what amounts to a flawed foundation, which isn't good.
>
> * The "not visible" frame could be on a layer under another frame --
> mostly likely the result of modifying master pages or adding frames
> manually.
>
> * There isn't a program default setting for page connections; it's on
> a file by file, or template basis. So disconnected pages aren't the
> default setting, except in your particular files. Autoconnect -- a
> checkbox on your Master Page's text frame property sheet -- is the
> setting in all the Frame templates and in most cases should always be
> on.
>
> * You should so rarely have to add a Disconnected page that you should
> need to look up the procedure... For almost all books in all
> situations, you want autoconnected pages.
>
> * Text frames cannot be nested. You may have a text frame that
> contains an anchored frame, and _that_ may contain a text frame. Or
> you may have text frames on different layers. But you don't have
> nested ones.
>
> * The only reason that rows wouldn't be added to a table is if youv'e
> broken the automatic flow connection. If it's turned on, the rows and
> pages are added automatically.
>
> Art
>
> Art
>
>
> Art Campbell
>                          art.campbell at gmail.com
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>
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 3:15 PM, Deirdre Reagan
> <deirdre.reagan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all:
> >
> > FM 8.0, Windows XP.
> >
> > A specific question here, but feel free to philosophize about the
> > nature of disconnected and connected pages in general.  I'm happy to
> > learn.
> >
> > In my document, when I attempt to connect two text frames, I get a
> > message that says "Ok to use a text frame that isn't visible?"
> >
> > SPECIFIC QUESTION(s)
> >
> > What does that message mean?
> >
> > GENERAL PHILOSOPHICAL MUSINGS
> >
> > How would I find a text frame that isn't visible?  Why would I ever
> > use a text frame that isn't visible?
> >
> > Why does FM use disconnected pages as the default?
> >
> > How come sometimes when I add a disconnected page, one of my figures
> > jumps to the end of the document and the table ends up split between
> > two other figures?
> >
> > Can a text frame within a text frame be connected to the text frame
> > it's within? (I'm using white text to force a TOC entry -- the text
> > frame is usually on its own page, but not in this case, so I cut and
> > pasted the text frame into another text frame -- I guess I could have
> > just typed the white text into the existing text frame.  I didn't
> > think of that until right now.  Anyhow, I'd still like to know.)
> >
> > How come sometimes when I add rows to my table, FM automatically adds
> > a new page, but other times, the new rows disappear until I add a page
> > and connect it to the table page?  Does it have anything to do with
> > using Left / Right Master pages versus Custom Left and Custom Right
> > master pages?
> >
> > I could go on, but I imagine you all have jobs you need to do.
> >
> > Sprightly yours,
> >
> > Deirdre
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