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Is there a way to set a hard return to move to the next text frame, so if I copied a page of text, every hard return would move to the next text frame that I have threaded?

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    A quick way to get this effect is to use Enter on the numpad. However, Horribly_n00bie's answer to build it into a style is a better practice. – 13ruce Nov 16 '17 at 21:59
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You can use a column break character via the keypad Enter instead of the normal Enter/Return, and this basicly jumps to the next linked frame.

Or, assuming each page should work as a single paragraph, paste your content as you normally would, then use find/change to replace every 'End of Paragraph' with a 'Column Break' (see below).

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  • You're edit answered my next question. – horribly_n00bie Nov 16 '17 at 19:50
  • Alright so the find and replace, is manual. I found that in my paragraph styles -> keep options -> I can select, "Start Paragraph: In Next Frame" This automatically takes the hard return and flows it properly, but your answer lead me on the path to this automation. Thank you! – horribly_n00bie Nov 16 '17 at 20:14
  • Oh right, well spotted. – Lucian Nov 16 '17 at 20:16
  • I have one small question about the paragraph styles. There is a way to have each end of paragraph automatically select a specific paragraph style, but I'm having trouble wording the question to find out how to set that up. Any thoughts? – horribly_n00bie Nov 16 '17 at 20:20
  • Not sure i know what your referring to. Is that a next style? – Lucian Nov 16 '17 at 20:25
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With much help from Lucian I have figured out a succinct way of accomplishing what I needed to do:

  1. make the paragraph styles I want to use.
  2. in the paragraph styles, under the "Keep Options" select "Start Paragraph: In Next Frame"
  3. in the paragraph styles again, under "General" select "Next Style:____"

You can set the next style to have a starting point and then after a specific style you can have it loop back.

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