Merging Multiple Text Frames Into One
Sometimes I just have too many text frames on a spread and I want to merge them together. Not a big deal if they’re already threaded together. But if they’re unthreaded frames, then getting all that text into a single frame can be a pain in the… well, pick your least favorite part of the body to have a pain of this sort.
If I recall, there was a cool feature of Aldus PageMaker (I’m sorry, but it’ll never really be Adobe PageMaker to me) that let you copy a bunch of text frames at the same time, then past them all into a single, merged story. Now, help comes to InDesign and Illustrator, in the forms of a couple of scripts written by Ajar Productions.
Here’s an example (before, dialog box, and after):
It’s cool. Really cool!
One example of where I know I’ll be using this is after converting files with the PDF2ID plug-in from recosoft. It’s a very helpful plug-in, but I often get lots of text frames where I just want one.