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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I then tried to click the red plus sign and continue the text-flow on the following pages, but I just end up autoflos empty text-boxes on the following pages every time I try click the red plus sign. I have to say that some screenshots might be useful, too.

If your page design features columns, InDesign flows the text into them successively. Thanks for helping out. I searched for dashes and replaced them with ‘discretionary hyphens’, and the text started flowing. If you change your mind and don’t want to place a lndesign, press the “Esc” key to unload the text cursor.

You can not indfsign a blank message. Hold down the “Shift” key and click to add a text frame that matches the size of your document page minus its margins. Dicretionary hyphens only appear when the word breaks at the line ending. If your placed document contains more text than will fit in the area you filled, your cursor automatically remains set in loaded-text mode. Go to original post.

I have highlighted all the imported text in the text-box, and applied a new paragraph-style, and made sure that the hyphenation is turned on in the paragraph-style, but the long words are still causing problem. Thanks this solved the problem. I had dashes in my text not hyphens.


InDesign’s autoflow feature speeds the process of adding copy from text and word-processing files, enabling you to let InDesign do some or all of the work for you. It looks like I would need to turn hyphens ON, aktoflow insert a discretionary line break. 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.

InDesign CS3 Shortcuts: PC

Things Needed Text or word-processing document. The number of characters in each ‘word’ is important, and if I start adding extra spaces or end-of-line charecters it would change the ‘words’.

Elizabeth Mott has been a writer since If your text length exceeds the amount that will fit on one page, InDesign adds as many pages as necessary to accommodate your placed material. Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name. Hold down “Shift-Alt” as you click to add text, triggering InDesign’s fixed-page autoflow method.

Adobe InDesign CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts for PC

Skip to main content. Please enter a title. I found the hyphenation. Perhaps they aren’t true hyphens? Small Business – Chron. If you change your mind about changing your mind, undo your undo and regain your loaded text cursor.

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. If additional text remains unplaced, click on the red overset mark on the out port at the bottom right of the last text frame to reload your text cursor.

Adobe InDesign’s autoflow could fill all the pages of the indrsign layout of this dictionary.

How to Use Autoflow in InDesign

Please type your message and try again. How do I turn hyphens ON? So the problem is caused by the long ‘words’. If it’s “yes” you can insert Discretionary Line Break characters to allow the words to break, but automating the process might be difficult.


How to Use Autoflow in InDesign. Mott has extensive experience writing advertising copy for everything from kitchen appliances and financial services to education and tourism.

About the Author Elizabeth Mott has been a writer since If hyphens are not acceptable, is a break in the word without a hyphen acceptable? This method fills all the pages and columns of your document with your placed text, but it indesig short of adding inxesign pages to fit any text that your current page count can’t accommodate.

This content has been marked as final. This causes InDesign to have overset text, and not being able to auto-flow the text.

I would prefer to solve the problem wthout adding extra hyphens. Additional hyphens would be a problem. My suspicion is they are, in fact, non-breaking hyphens, but I’m hoping the OP can shed some light. Navigate to the location of the document you want to place. Indeaign get the little red plus sign below in the last text-box, that indicates that I have overset text. Open the “File” menu and choose “Place” to bring up the Place dialog box.

Depending on how you’ve designed your project and how much text you need autovlow place, autoflow can streamline your workflow. The format of the text is unimportant I have tried. I should have explained this better. Adobe InDesign displays the loaded text cursor, which shows the first few lines or sentences of your copy to the right of its icon. If the answer to that is ce3 you’re out of luck unless you make your text frame wide enough to hold the longest word.