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
    Commented Nov 16, 2017 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. Commented Nov 16, 2017 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! Commented Nov 16, 2017 at 20:14
  • Oh right, well spotted.
    – lmlmlm
    Commented Nov 16, 2017 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? Commented Nov 16, 2017 at 20:20
  • Not sure i know what your referring to. Is that a next style?
    – lmlmlm
    Commented Nov 16, 2017 at 20:25

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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