Connect text boxes

When you connect text boxes, text that won't fit into the first text box flows into the next text box. A chain of connected text boxes, also known as a story, can span multiple pages.

Use connected boxes to:

  • Continue a story in another text box

  • Create columns of different widths

  • Move text from the overflow into another box

  • If needed, create a new text box.


    1. On the Objects toolbar, click Text Box Button image .

    2. In your publication, click where you want one corner of the text to appear, and then drag diagonally until you have the box size you want.

  • Click in the text box you want as the first text box in the story.

  • On the Connect Text Boxes toolbar, click Create Text Box Link Button image .

    The mouse pointer changes to a pitcher text box linking pitcher, used to link text boxes. .

  • Click in the text box you want as the next in the story.

    This text box is now connected to the first box and any text in the overflow now appears in the next box.

  • To connect more text boxes to the story, repeat steps 3 and 4.

To learn how to move text out of overflow please see Get text out of overflow. To learn how to flow text to span multiple text boxes or pages, see Flow pasted text to the next page or text box

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