Or perhaps Page Break? LOL -- I just saw that. Is that how to force a connected page?
Thanks! Deirdre On 10/20/08, Deirdre Reagan <deirdre.reagan at gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks Lester: > > I just right-clicked my text frame and checked object properties -- > the autoconnect box is selected. > > How can I add a page that isn't a disconnected page? The only way I > know how to add pages is to keep hitting return until a new page shows > up, or go to Special > Add Disconnected Page. > > Is there some option I should be clicking to make my menu option read > Special > Add Connected Page? > > Thanks! > > Deirdre > > On 10/20/08, Lester C. Smalley <lsmalley at infocon.com> wrote: > > The "not visible" frame may well be on another page that is not visible. > > I think that is far more likely than the layers, although that is also a > > possibility. > > > > The biggest thing is exactly as Art notes: the "autoconnect" property. > > This should be ON for all your main text frames, both on the body pages > > themselves, and the master pages, regardless of whether they are custom > > master pages or the default Right/Left pair, unless you have some very > > specialized page design needs. > > > > Whenever a disconnected page is added to a document, the autoconnect > > setting will be turned OFF on that page, and so anything you add to it > > will not 'autoflow' to a new pages, such as adding rows to a table. If > > that happens again, instead of adding a page and connecting them > > manually, check the properties for the text frame to see if Autoconnect > > is turned off. If so, just turn it on and FM should automatically add a > > new page to contain the extra table rows. > > > > I would strive to keep the text frame organization as simple as possible > > - a single frame for the page is both easiest to work with and easiest > > for another writer to follow. You can have multiple frames if your page > > design demands it, but do not try to nest them, which can't be done > > directly anyway - you have to add an anchored frame or a fixed graphic > > frame. > > > > On Monday, October 20, 2008 15:26, Art Campbell 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 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 > > > > - Lester > > ------------------------------------------------------- > > Lester C. 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