My column-spanning-paragraph breaks the desired text flow. This illustration probably makes it clear. How can I force the text to flow from left-top to bottom to right-top to bottom?

The page is ONE text-frame. I would like to keep it this way since it makes it easy to keep the different elements aligned when I insert content before or after.

Current and desired flow


Assuming each item is a separate text box, you use the text tool to link them in that order manually at the text outflow and inflow boxes.

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  • I would like to avoid separate text boxes so that my text keeps aligned when I change the contents. – Tom Nov 11 '14 at 16:41
  • You could create a separate text box for the pull quote and put text wrap on it so that it forces the text away at top and bottom, but honestly I think you're putting too many requirements on this. Some of it may have to be manually aligned after it's laid out. – Lauren-Clear-Monica-Ipsum Nov 11 '14 at 18:57
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    Thanks, then this is the correct answer. I have to create new text boxes for my desired alignment. – Tom Nov 11 '14 at 19:06

You can not accomplish your "desired" image with a single text box due to the text flowing vertical, then to the second column. With a single text frame the only possibility is the "current" image.

You could accomplish your desired flow by using two text boxes and anchoring the text box for your internal headline to the column text, with the appropriate text wrap.

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