Deirdre Reagan wrote:
> I fixed it!
> I autoconnected the first page to the second page and the table on the
> last page miraculously rolled over to a new page.
> I don't know why that worked, but I'm glad it did!

It worked because text frames that have a flow tag and autoconnection 
cause FM to automatically create more pages when text reaches the bottom 
of the frames.  (That's part of the reason it's called a "flow" -- 
content is a continuous stream, although it is visible only in discrete 
frames and pages.)

Text frames that have no flow connection or tag exist in isolation and 
do not cause more pages to be created when they contain too much text.

(Note re terminology:  it is actually frames, not pages, that are 

The only remaining "don't know" is how the disconnected frame got 
created in the first place.  It's possible that someone deliberately 
used the Special > Add Disconnected Pages command, thereby foiling FM's 
beautiful engineering with their manual intervention.  (Unlike with MS 
Weird, it's better to let FM do its own thing ;-)

On the other hand, it is remarkably easy to accidentally create a 
flowless, disconnected text frame by selecting a normal frame 
(CTRL-click) and moving it while the CTRL key is still pressed.  A 
"mouse-stutter" that moves the frame even one pixel and back again is 
enough to duplicate the frame (minus flow tag) directly on top of the 
original.  If content happens to end on that page, you will see the 
end-of-flow marker on the connected frame, while also seeing such a 
marker on the disconnected (disconcerting!) frame on top of it.  But if 
your content doesn't end on the connected page, it can be very 
mystifying indeed.


Stuart Rogers
Technical Communicator
Phoenix Geophysics Limited
Toronto, ON, Canada
+1 (416) 491-7340 x 325

srogers phoenix-geophysics com

"A man's screech should exceed his rasp, or what's a violin for?"

--another Rogers Original

Reply via email to