I want to start with a blank page (8.5x11) andbild my own page with 2 or 3 coumns of text.
I'm used to page maker (adobe) where you can type text, then make the text box smaller, then click on the bottom of the text box which will 'pick up' the hidden text and allow you to 'place' the remaining text 'into' another text box -- then ALL the text is AUTOMATICALLY 'linked' together as one continuous block of text. When you make one text box bigger (longer), more of the text appears in that column, and less appears in the other column.
I SUSPECT that's that the chain icon at the bottom of the text box in PS is. -- Yes?
But how do I USE that function.
Again, can PS help me AUTOMATICALLY set up columns of continuous text? --- Or am I going to have to 'fake' all of it and create truly separate text boxes (columns) that only seem to flow one to another (text-wise)???
This is what Print Shop Help says about 'Connecting Text to Other Text'.
When typing long passages into a text box, the text may not fit in the text box. The extra text isn’t lost, you just can’t see it. Instead of resizing the text box, you can place the extra text in another empty text box anywhere in your project and have the text flow from one box to the other. This is particularly useful for newsletters, in which you want to continue an article from the front page to an inside page, for example.
1. On the Design Desk, add an empty text box to your project to accommodate the overflow from another text box.
2. Select the text box that has an overflow of text that you want to move to the empty text box.
3. Click the Link button at the bottom of this text box.
When you move the pointer over the text, it becomes a Text Flow pointer with an X over it. This means you cannot place the overflow text in a text box that already contains text.
4. Move the Text Flow pointer over the empty text box.
The pointer loses the X. You can now place the overflow text into this empty text box.
5. Click the empty text box.
The overflow text from the first text box flows into the second text box. Notice that when you select connected text boxes, they display arrow buttons showing you how they connect to other text boxes.
6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 as many times as needed, until all the text appears in your project.
Note: You can also resize any of the text boxes to better accommodate the text.
7. To locate the next or previous text box in a flow, click an arrow button at the bottom or top of a text box.
The next or previous text box in the flow is selected.
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