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 > "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 > Vincent and a redheaded grl." -- Richard Thompson > No disclaimers apply. > DoD 358 > > > > 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 > > _______________________________________________ > > > > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell at gmail.com. > > > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > > or visit > > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/art.campbell%40gmail.com > > > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > > >