Any way to import a series of text strings (for example, from a spreadsheet), so when imported each string gets a separate text box?

(I know how to import multiple text files--what I'm trying to do is import multiple strings of text from one file--but have each string get its own text box.)

  • What you call "strings" is quite unclear. How do you distinguish them? A separator? (tab, return...) A cell? I have the strong feeling that data merging process is what you need, but you should clarify your request.
    – Vinny
    Jun 14, 2018 at 7:59

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  • When importing all the text files or some of them > drag to create the import frame and without releasing the mouse:
  • Press Right Arrow to increase the grid number of columns
  • Press Left Arrow to reduce the grid number of columns
  • Press Top Arrow to increase the grid number of rows
  • Press Bottom Arrow to reduce the grid number of rows
  • Import

Next import, if pressing Cmd + Shift in Mac or Ctrl + Shift in Windows, Indesign will remember the last used grid parameters.

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  • Thanks Danielillo, but I need each each piece of text to end up in a separate text frame
    – nuthindoin
    Jun 14, 2018 at 2:26

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