InDesign includes a semi-autoflow method of threading text frames, which incorporates a few automatic shortcuts but varies only slightly from the manual method. Just do the one step and InDesign will do the other automatically at the same time. InDesign has autoflow, but also several other methods of flowing threaded. Subject Descriptors: InDesign CS5, Smart Text Reflow, Limit to Master would press Shift to autoflow the entire story and add pages as necessary. You will notice that unlike CS3, there is no overset in the corner of your.

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If it’s “yes” autoflo can insert Discretionary Line Break characters to allow the words to break, but automating the process might be difficult. Warning Text that fills numerous columns and pages when you place it may occupy more or less space after you style it in your desired typeface and size.

This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled. Adobe InDesign’s autoflow could fill all the pages of the two-column layout of this dictionary. I would prefer to solve the problem wthout adding extra hyphens. Please type your message and try again. You don’t have JavaScript enabled. The format of the text is unimportant I have tried.

Perhaps they aren’t true hyphens? It seems you have hyphenation turned off at the moment OR ID most likley would have inserted hyphens to break the words across multiple lines. I think you probably want regular hyphens, not discretionary, if they are meant to be there.

How to Use Autoflow in InDesign

Hold down the “Shift” key and click to add a text frame that matches the size of your document page minus its margins. When you’re designing multipage documents in Adobe InDesign for client autpflow or your company’s business communications, you don’t want to waste time repeatedly drawing text frames to flow placed text from page to page. I have to say that some screenshots might be useful, too. All the long words apart from one already have hyphens in them.


Is there a problem if these words autofllow hyphenated? However, I cannot insert spaces or end-of-line into these long ‘words’, as this would change the ‘words’. I don’t know why ID cannot work out that it should break my long words at the hyphens. Thanks for helping out. I indeslgn for dashes and replaced them with ‘discretionary hyphens’, and the text started flowing. Undoing an autoflow process removes any pages added by autoflow.

Would additional hyphens be a problem? Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name.

Navigate to the location of the document you want to place. Depending on how you’ve designed your cw3 and how much text you need to place, autoflow can streamline your workflow. Any changes you make to typeface size, style and other attributes while InDesign displays a loaded text cursor don’t apply to the text you’re about to add to your pages.

Dicretionary autofoow only appear when the word breaks at the line ending. If hyphens are not acceptable, is a break in the word without a hyphen acceptable?

Thanks this solved the problem.

Adobe InDesign CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts for PC

A lot more detail would really help. I have a lot of places in the text where I have these long ‘words’, and I would like to avoid too much clicking and inserting to get around this issue. I had dashes in my text not hyphens.

Double-click on the filename or click on the “Open” button to begin the process of adding text to your pages. I cd3 tried to click the red plus sign and continue the text-flow on the following pages, but I just end up with empty text-boxes on the following pages every time I try click the red plus sign.


Elizabeth Mott has been a writer since Things Needed Text or word-processing document. You can repeat this semi-autoflow process as many times as you want until you’ve placed all your text. Mott has extensive experience writing advertising copy for everything from kitchen appliances and financial services to education and tourism. Open the “File” menu and choose “Place” to bring up the Place dialog box. InDesign’s autoflow feature speeds the process of adding copy from text and word-processing files, enabling you indesigj let InDesign do some or all of the work for you.

If you change your mind about changing your mind, undo your undo and regain your loaded text cursor. Small Business – Chron. If insesign don’t like the way your text filled your document, you can undo the fill operation and return to the loaded text cursor so you can redo filling your pages.

InDesign CS3 Shortcuts: PC

Correct Answers – 10 points. The text contains some text-strings or ‘words’ that are more than characters long. It was already ON. If you change your mind and don’t want to place a file, press the “Esc” key to unload the text cursor.

Hyphenation is a paragraph level indfsign, so it can be found inthe panel menu for the Paragraph panel or the Control panel when the Text tool is active, or it can be turned on or off in the paragraph style assigned to the text, which is probably the best place to do it.

Thanks in advance for both your time and help.