linking paragraph text frames
You can combine paragraph text frames.
You can also break paragraph text frames apart into subcomponents — columns,
paragraphs, bullets, lines, words, and characters. Every time you break apart a
text frame, the subcomponents are placed into separate paragraph text frames.
Linking paragraph text frames directs the flow of text from one text frame to
another if the amount of text exceeds the size of the first text frame. If you
shrink or enlarge a linked paragraph text frame, or change the size of the text,
the amount of text in the next text frame is automatically adjusted. You can
link paragraph text frames before or after you type text.
You cannot link artistic text. However, you can link a paragraph text frame to
an open or closed object. When you link a paragraph text frame to an open object
(for example, a line), the text flows along the path of the line. Linking a text
frame to a closed object (for example, a rectangle) inserts a paragraph text
frame and directs the flow of text inside the object. If text exceeds the open
or closed path, you can link the text to another text frame or object. You can
also link to paragraph text frames and objects across pages.
After linking paragraph text frames, you can redirect the flow from one object
or text frame to another. When you select the text frame or object, a blue arrow
indicates the direction of the text flow. You can hide or display these arrows.
You can make text flow between frames and objects by linking the text.
You can remove links between multiple paragraph text frames, and between
paragraph text frames and objects. When you have only two linked paragraph text
frames and you remove the link, the text flows into the remaining paragraph text
frame. Removing a link between paragraph text frames with a series of links
redirects the flow of text into the next paragraph text frame or object.
By default, CorelDRAW applies paragraph formatting such as columns, drop caps,
and bullets to only the selected paragraph text frames; however, you can change
your settings so that formatting is applied to all linked frames, or all
selected and subsequently linked frames. For example, if you apply columns to
the text in one text frame, you can choose whether you want all of the linked
frames to also be formatted in columns.
combine or break apart paragraph text frames
If you are combining text frames, hold down Shift, and
select subsequent text frames using the Pick tool
Arrange, and click one of the following:
Text frames with
envelopes, text fitted to a path, and linked frames cannot be
If you select a text frame
with columns first, the combined text frame will have columns.
link paragraph text frames and objects
Select the starting text frame using the Text tool
Click the Text flow tab
at the bottom of the text frame or object.
If the frame cannot hold all the text, the tab contains an arrow
When the pointer changes to a Link to pointer
, click the frame or object into which you want to continue the text
If the frame or object is on a different page, first click the
corresponding Page tab on the Document Navigator.
If a text frame is linked, the Text flow tab changes
, and a blue arrow indicates the direction of text flow. If the
linked text is on another page, the page number and a dashed blue
line are displayed.
To link paragraph text frames successfully, the text frames cannot
be automatically sized.