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Old November 21st, 2004, 05:27 AM
Volunteer Mom
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Default Linking text boxes

Using Publisher 2002, I have multiple text boxes on separate pages. I want
to link them, so that I can use the "Continued" messages, but they already
have data in them. Is there a way to link them, without having to start over
with empty text boxes?
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Old November 21st, 2004, 09:48 AM
Don Schmidt
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Do you mean you want the excess text in box 1 to auto flow to text box 2 and
then to three?

If that's the case, the boxes beyond 1 need to be empty to "link" them. Not
a big problem. Lengthen box 1 down to your toe nails, cut and paste from box
2 to 1 and from box 3 to 1.

Next activate box 1, click on the chain link in the tool bar and move the
mouse arrow over box 2. The mouse arrow changes into a tipping teapot, click
the mouse. Now activate box 2, click the chain link, move to box 3, click.

Now go to box 1, move the bottom the text box back up on to the work area
and the contents will auto flow into the linked boxes.


--
Don
Vancouver, USA


"Volunteer Mom" wrote in message
...
Using Publisher 2002, I have multiple text boxes on separate pages. I

want
to link them, so that I can use the "Continued" messages, but they already
have data in them. Is there a way to link them, without having to start

over
with empty text boxes?



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Old November 21st, 2004, 12:02 PM
Bob Miller
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"Don Schmidt" wrote in message
...
Do you mean you want the excess text in box 1 to auto flow to text box 2
and
then to three?

If that's the case, the boxes beyond 1 need to be empty to "link" them.
Not
a big problem. Lengthen box 1 down to your toe nails, cut and paste from
box
2 to 1 and from box 3 to 1.

Next activate box 1, click on the chain link in the tool bar and move the
mouse arrow over box 2. The mouse arrow changes into a tipping teapot,
click
the mouse. Now activate box 2, click the chain link, move to box 3, click.

Now go to box 1, move the bottom the text box back up on to the work area
and the contents will auto flow into the linked boxes.


--
Don
Vancouver, USA


"Volunteer Mom" wrote in message
...
Using Publisher 2002, I have multiple text boxes on separate pages. I

want
to link them, so that I can use the "Continued" messages, but they
already
have data in them. Is there a way to link them, without having to start

over
with empty text boxes?



I found this by using F1 (Help) and searching on "About connecting text
boxes".
*********************************
When you connect text boxes, text that won't fit into the first text box
flows into the next connected text box. A chain of connected text boxes,
also known as a story, can span multiple pages and have numerous columns.

If you paste or insert more text into a text box than it can hold, a message
is displayed that asks if you want to use autoflow (autoflow: The automatic
flowing of text from one frame to another.). If you choose Yes, Microsoft
Publisher will find an empty text box or create a new one to hold the
overflow (overflow: Text that does not fit within a text box. The text is
hidden until it can be flowed into a new text box, or until the text box it
overflows is resized to include it.) text, and automatically connect this
text box to the first text box.

You manually connect text boxes by clicking the first text box to select it,
and then clicking the Create Text Box Link button on the Connect Text Boxes
toolbar. The pointer changes to a pitcher , and then you click the text box
you want to connect to.

Text boxes that are connected will display the Go to Next Text Box and Go
to Previous Text Box buttons in the corner of each box.

You break the link between two text boxes using the Break Forward Link
button on the Connect Text Boxes toolbar.

Use connected text boxes to do the following:

a.. Continue a story in another text box.
b.. Create columns of different widths.
c.. Move overflow (overflow: Text that does not fit within a text box. The
text is hidden until it can be flowed into a new text box, or until the text
box it overflows is resized to include it.) text into another text box.
Notes

a.. The only object to which you can link a text box is an empty text box
that is not already part of a chain of connected text boxes.
b.. The following text boxes cannot be part of a chain of connected text
boxes: headers or footers, navigation bars, inline objects, personal
information text boxes, or text boxes that use Autofit.
**************************
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Bob Miller












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Old November 21st, 2004, 01:32 PM
Ed Bennett
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While waiting for decisions from his 6 university choices, Ed sees a
message from Volunteer Mom . On
it is written:
Using Publisher 2002, I have multiple text boxes on separate pages.
I want to link them, so that I can use the "Continued" messages, but
they already have data in them. Is there a way to link them, without
having to start over with empty text boxes?


You will need to move all the text from the later text boxes to the first.

Click in the second text box so that an insertion point (flashing "|")
appears.
Tap Ctrl+A
Tap Ctrl+X
Click in the first text box of the chain so that an insertion point appears.
Tap Ctrl+End (next to Delete)
Tap Ctrl+V

Now link Text Box 1 to Text Box 2.
Repeat until golden brown.

--
Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
http://www.mvps.org/the_nerd/
Before reading this message, view the disclaimer:
http://mvps.org/the_nerd/disclaim.htm


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Old November 22nd, 2004, 01:39 AM
Volunteer Mom
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Thank you.. Now it is a trade-off, because I have already spent some time
formatting each of those separated text boxes. I think if I copy them all
into one big text box so they can be linked, then I will have to redo all my
spacing.

Hope your 6 university choices all make the good decision to invite you to
spend time with them.

"Ed Bennett" wrote:

While waiting for decisions from his 6 university choices, Ed sees a
message from Volunteer Mom . On
it is written:
Using Publisher 2002, I have multiple text boxes on separate pages.
I want to link them, so that I can use the "Continued" messages, but
they already have data in them. Is there a way to link them, without
having to start over with empty text boxes?


You will need to move all the text from the later text boxes to the first.

Click in the second text box so that an insertion point (flashing "|")
appears.
Tap Ctrl+A
Tap Ctrl+X
Click in the first text box of the chain so that an insertion point appears.
Tap Ctrl+End (next to Delete)
Tap Ctrl+V

Now link Text Box 1 to Text Box 2.
Repeat until golden brown.

--
Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
http://www.mvps.org/the_nerd/
Before reading this message, view the disclaimer:
http://mvps.org/the_nerd/disclaim.htm



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Old November 22nd, 2004, 01:41 AM
Volunteer Mom
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I was afraid that would be the answer. I had already done some spacing of
text in each of those boxes so that relevant data would be grouped together.
I am afraid that I will have to redo that work, if I make them 1 big text box
and then link them. Oh, well, that's a decision I will have to make.

"Don Schmidt" wrote:

Do you mean you want the excess text in box 1 to auto flow to text box 2 and
then to three?

If that's the case, the boxes beyond 1 need to be empty to "link" them. Not
a big problem. Lengthen box 1 down to your toe nails, cut and paste from box
2 to 1 and from box 3 to 1.

Next activate box 1, click on the chain link in the tool bar and move the
mouse arrow over box 2. The mouse arrow changes into a tipping teapot, click
the mouse. Now activate box 2, click the chain link, move to box 3, click.

Now go to box 1, move the bottom the text box back up on to the work area
and the contents will auto flow into the linked boxes.


--
Don
Vancouver, USA


"Volunteer Mom" wrote in message
...
Using Publisher 2002, I have multiple text boxes on separate pages. I

want
to link them, so that I can use the "Continued" messages, but they already
have data in them. Is there a way to link them, without having to start

over
with empty text boxes?




  #7  
Old November 22nd, 2004, 02:01 AM
Don Schmidt
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If you aren't at the bottom of a text box and you want the text to move on
to the next text box, enter a Cntrl Enter (might be Left Shift Enter).


--
Don
Vancouver, USA


"Volunteer Mom" wrote in message
...
I was afraid that would be the answer. I had already done some spacing of
text in each of those boxes so that relevant data would be grouped

together.
I am afraid that I will have to redo that work, if I make them 1 big text

box
and then link them. Oh, well, that's a decision I will have to make.

"Don Schmidt" wrote:

Do you mean you want the excess text in box 1 to auto flow to text box 2

and
then to three?

If that's the case, the boxes beyond 1 need to be empty to "link" them.

Not
a big problem. Lengthen box 1 down to your toe nails, cut and paste from

box
2 to 1 and from box 3 to 1.

Next activate box 1, click on the chain link in the tool bar and move

the
mouse arrow over box 2. The mouse arrow changes into a tipping teapot,

click
the mouse. Now activate box 2, click the chain link, move to box 3,

click.

Now go to box 1, move the bottom the text box back up on to the work

area
and the contents will auto flow into the linked boxes.


--
Don
Vancouver, USA


"Volunteer Mom" wrote in

message
...
Using Publisher 2002, I have multiple text boxes on separate pages. I

want
to link them, so that I can use the "Continued" messages, but they

already
have data in them. Is there a way to link them, without having to

start
over
with empty text boxes?






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Old November 12th, 2008, 02:29 AM posted to microsoft.public.publisher
Quilting Lady
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Default Linking text boxes

Here are the original ? and Ans

"Ed Bennett" wrote:

While waiting for decisions from his 6 university choices, Ed sees a
message from Volunteer Mom . On
it is written:
Using Publisher 2002, I have multiple text boxes on separate pages.
I want to link them, so that I can use the "Continued" messages, but
they already have data in them. Is there a way to link them, without
having to start over with empty text boxes?


You will need to move all the text from the later text boxes to the first.

Click in the second text box so that an insertion point (flashing "|")
appears.
Tap Ctrl+A
Tap Ctrl+X
Click in the first text box of the chain so that an insertion point appears.
Tap Ctrl+End (next to Delete)
Tap Ctrl+V

Now link Text Box 1 to Text Box 2.
Repeat until golden brown.

--
Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
http://www.mvps.org/the_nerd/
Before reading this message, view the disclaimer:
http://mvps.org/the_nerd/disclaim.htm



 




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